About

*Information artist, graphic designer, story teller, unemployed.

Hi, I’m Sam. I recently graduated architecture school, but I’m no architect. I like to tell stories. I like to create experiences. And I love writing witty sentences.

I found my first crayon when I was about a year old and I haven’t stopped making stuff since. I eventually moved on to bigger (but by no means better) things, discovering Photoshop, Illustrator, SketchUp, AutoCAD, and more – it was all love at first sight. I’m an easy-going guy known for my great sense of humour, intense work ethic, and my occasional foul mouth.

Now, I’m telling stories through data visualization – making art out of information. This involves creating and designing maps, building user experiences and telling stories, and collecting and analyzing raw data and information. I graduated from Parsons School of Design in NYC in May with an MS in Data Visualization and am currently unemployed. I would love to work for you.

Previously, I lived and worked in London, England (thee ol’ enemy) for a creative agency called Cherry and then studied in Rome before finishing my Bachelors of Architecture at the University of Waterloo. It was fun traveling the world, but my mum would kill me if I didn’t still go home to Vancouver for the holidays.

I also do freelance projects and competition entries, so feel free to get in touch with any ideas. In whatever spare time I can find I’m an amateur rocket ship builder, box lacrosse player, volunteer wassailer, and I dabble in the occasional lion-taming (but that’s a story for another time).

It’s so nice to finally meet you.

New York, NY
Ready to mingle
+1 (415) 532-7112
Experience + Education
Look what I've done!
   
 Book Learnin'
   
 In the Real World
   
 Other Shenangigans

Skills
Look what I can do!
   
 Technically Speaking
   
 Personally Speaking
   
 Other
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Adobe Creative Cloud
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Team Player
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Passionate
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SketchUp Pro 2017
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Problem Solver
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AutoCAD
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HTML/CSS/JS
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Excellent with MS Office
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Adaptable
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Tableau cv-desktop
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Hand Drawing
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D3.js
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Pub Crawls
Recognition
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 On my own
   
 Academic
   
 Other
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D&AD
Best of Year: Branding 2013
Nissan Adventure Time
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Adobe Design Achievment Awards
Finalist: Illustration 2013
Never Forget to Play
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Adobe Design Achievment Awards
Finalist: Print. Comm 2013
BC's Highways
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Waterloo Architecture
Year End Exhibition 2014
Play: Reimagining Toronto's Island Airport
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Waterloo Architecture
Year End Exhibition 2014
A Chair for Dr Seuss
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Come Up To My Room
Toronto, 2015
A Chair for Dr Seuss
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Adobe Design Achievment Awards
Finalist: Graphic Design
The World of James Bond
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Information is Beautiful Awards
Shortlist
Comparing NHL Greats
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United Nations Development Programme
Featured Work
Governance and Democracy in SSA
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Parsons Festival
Keynote Thesis Speaker
Visualizing Canada's Indian Residential Schools
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Parsons Student Work
Featured Work
Visualizing Canada's Indian Residential Schools
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AIGA NY Fresh Grad 2017
Speaker
Visualizing Canada's Indian Residential Schools