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Samantha Barnes
Despite an upbringing in the much-drier Montgomery, Alabama, Sam has always been a Louisiana native at heart with Irish Cajun blood and a grandiose love of food. Sam earned an BFA from Nicholls State University, and then directed her passion toward beautiful New Orleans. As a designer and developer, Sam seeks beau… Read More
Despite an upbringing in the much-drier Montgomery, Alabama, Sam has always been a Louisiana native at heart with Irish Cajun blood and a grandiose love of food. Sam earned an BFA from Nicholls State University, and then directed her passion toward beautiful New Orleans. As a designer and developer, Sam seeks beautiful solutions using creative and entrepreneurial thinking with her quick mind and zealous appetite for life.

She currently serves the creative community as President of the New Orleans chapter of AIGA after a two year term as Secretary and Project Manager.

A bonafide nerd through and through, Sam is a proud former Starbucks barista, gamer, rabid technophile, the head chef in her family, and a writer. She loves (almost) all things sci-fi and is a veritable sponge and lifelong student. You can find this intense, loud, and curious individual always looking to engage people. She is the proud owner of a rescue puppy and is a new mom to a baby girl, Evelyn. Read Less
Proficiency
HTML, CSS3, Coda, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Flash, OmniOutliner, Basecamp, Microsoft Office, all Windows operating systems and Apple operating systems. Basic Windows desktop hardware and technical assembly. Experienced iOS and iPhone knowledge. Digital photography, sewn bookbindings, illustrat… Read More
HTML, CSS3, Coda, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Flash, OmniOutliner, Basecamp, Microsoft Office, all Windows operating systems and Apple operating systems. Basic Windows desktop hardware and technical assembly. Experienced iOS and iPhone knowledge. Digital photography, sewn bookbindings, illustration, web design and development, content management systems, Wordpress, familiar with responsive design. Read Less
Volunteerism
• 2007-2008 Secretary of Nicholls student chapter of AIGA

• 2008-2010 President of Nicholls student chapter of AIGA
- helped establish an annual learning workshop series for high school students; the first was about typography

• 2011 Volunteer Coordinator for Mudbug Media
- painted faces at Audubon Z… Read More
• 2007-2008 Secretary of Nicholls student chapter of AIGA

• 2008-2010 President of Nicholls student chapter of AIGA
- helped establish an annual learning workshop series for high school students; the first was about typography

• 2011 Volunteer Coordinator for Mudbug Media
- painted faces at Audubon Zoo Kids' Zoo to Do
- helped serve and sell Strawberry Lemonade for Cafe Reconcile' during Jazz Fest
- cleaned up and helped with the upkeep of local cemeteries with Save Our Cemeteries
- served and sold drinks at French Quarter Festival, a free and open festival

• 2010-2012 Secretary and Project Manager of AIGA New Orleans
- helped evolve annual student portfolio review in a professional and student development conference, ADVANCE
- created RGB, a morning coffee critique program

• 2012-2014 President of AIGA New Orleans
- continued to evolve ADVANCE Read Less
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Work Experience
  • Private Contractor and Freelancer
    Samantha Barnes, Design and Development // New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Print Desiger + Web Developer
    Deep Fried Advertising // New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Graphic Designer + Web Developer
    Mudbug Media // New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Graphic Designer
    Kwik Kopy Business Center of Houma // Houma, LA, USA
  • Assistant Designer / Ad Designer
    Nicholls State University // USA
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