My name is Sam. I'm a design thinker, collaborator, and amateur espresso maker. Enchantée.

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I think of myself as a shapeshifter of sorts. And to be clear, I am not referring to the mythical kind. I have not been bitten, scratched, or born into a family of werewolves, vampires, or any other transfigurative creature for that matter. It is the nature of a shapeshifter to continually learn and adapt with the flexibility of a circus contortionist. Venturing forth with an open mind and an open heart. Allowing the people and subjects that we design for to shape us.

John C Jay, Creative Director of Wieden + Kennedy, once said that as creatives “the greatest thing we can do and offer is to be great listeners and to have empathy for your culture to understand what is the truth.” Being receptive to learn, shape, and connect with people in meaningful ways is essential in making a difference. Once we can shape ourselves, we can shape our world.

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Experience

Design Consultant

IBM Watson

2017–Present

Design Lead

IBM Watson

2016–2017

Product Designer

IBM

2014–2016

Interactive Design Intern

T2 Studios

2013(6 months)

Part-Time Junior Designer

Propaganda3

2011-2012

Education

BFA Graphic Design

Kansas City Art Institute

Class of 2013

Get in touch

samanthaomak@gmail.com

I'm always curious about new projects or ideas. Let's talk. 

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