Sam is a Democrat from Nebraska. During the last millennium he spent a few years working as a designer in Chicago and San Francisco. Finding himself stuck in corporate design, Sam yerned for something more inspirational. Grad school was calling his name, and while he tried pinning down the right place for the right cost, the Steve Heller interview convinced him the SVA MFA program was the place to be.

Graduating Class: 2004
Where are you now: Sam is a Partner at RED (Rogers Eckersley Design), a small firm that focuses in branding and entertainment based design in New York City. The studio was created in 2006 with fellow MFA grad Stuart Rogers. Sam is also married to fellow MFA grad Courtney Waddell. He says thumbs-up to the program.
Hometown: New York, NY
Links: RED (Rogers Eckersley Design)