A BRIEF HISTORY OF SAM
For brevity (I’m told it’s wit!), you may simply download my resume in pdf format >
So… who are you?
Sam Posnick. Okay, that was short. Since you’ve found yourself here, I’ll assume that you’ve gathered that I’m an artist/designer for hire, since any link you followed to get here was probably not referencing my witty reparté (if it was, please tell me, as it will be the first and likely only such link). I was generally a “creative” child (in both the literal sense and in the sense that “creative” is often synonymous with “weird”).
“Sam’s illustrations are bold and graphic, yet delicate, whimsical and thoughtful…”
– Matthew Hertel
Well, since you can’t actually see them, I suppose you’ll have to assume I’m not lying about my background. Trust me though, I have a wild imagination and if I were to lie about such a thing, I would certainly make up much more prestigious institutions to have gotten degrees from. I majored in Advertising Art in high school- also known as Graphic Design with a refreshingly 90s twist, and which I approached with what is, in hindsight, a baffling amount of intensity. Upon graduation, I immediately enrolled in Red River College’s Graphic Design program and got my diploma. I then settled upon doing an optional third year Advanced Graphic Design diploma program in order to further explore typography, animation, video and photography.
How long have you been at this “art” thing?
Long enough. This is always the right answer. Enough time to be very knowledgeable about my field, but not long enough to be particularly bitter.
“This province currently boasts some of the greatest makers and artists in the country. Sam Posnick is one of my favourites”– Ace Burpee, for the 2018 list of ‘100 Most Fascinating Manitobans’
Where have I seen your work before?
If you haven’t already been through my portfolio (and if so, I commend you for reading this first), here’s a nice short list of a few places my illustrations and designs have been seen. Urban Outfitters produced and sold pillowcases with my Koi illustration on them. I add new illustrations regularly to my portfolio at iStockphoto and Getty Images. Seattle Children’s Hospital features two floors of murals by me in their surgical ward. My “Winter Trees” best selling image was featured on one of Twitter’s main pages for several years. David’s Tea and Chapters/Indigo have carried products featuring my illustrations.