When he’s not watching Netflix, listening to Vampire Weekend or obsessing over his toy collection, Sam Mitchell pretends to be a a designer and illustrator.
Apparel Design, Branding, Corporate Training, Creative Writing, Illustration, Layout, Marketing, Packaging Design, Public Speaking, Trade Booth Design, Web Development
I currently work for LYRASIS. LYRASIS is a regional membership organization for libraries and information professionals that serves as a critical collective voice in the national arena. I am responsible for all printed materials concerning the LYRASIS brand and am also involved with the design of marketing materials for our vendor-partners to our member libraries. Aside from design work, tasks from project to project include account management, budgeting and technical training.
In addition to working full-time for LYRASIS, I also freelance. This has given me the opportunity to see the design world from a different perspective and has allowed me to broaden the audience of my work and to be involved in my community. Freelancing enables me to work with and for the customer directly.
Bud K Worldwide is a fantasy collectible manufacturer and distributor. As Senior Designer, I was in charge of outgoing marketing materials including nine, 48-56 page catalogs yearly. I also managed the workflow of the Junior Graphic Designer.
As Brand Manager, I developed a distinctive look for Gagwear and implemented their new branding. My experience included managing and developing all the collateral for a company.
As Creative Director, I implemented the look and design of the company’s appearance including promotional catalogs. I also managed the work of other senior designers on many of the corporate projects, as well as their own projects which included requests from the internal sales and screen print departments.
As Gagwear’s Graphic Artist, I created t-shirt and apparel designs for local and national companies. The foundation of my career in apparel began here. I learned garment specification and how to separate screens for silk screen printing. This niche skill has become an asset to many of my clients.