Job Title: Web Designer
Grandma Edition Job Title: I make websites on the internet look pretty.
With Graydient Since: November 2014
Sami graduated from Waukesha County Technical College with an Associate of Applied Science in both Web and Digital Media Design as well as Graphic Design. She’s also attended several trainings to continue her education including An Event Apart and Creative Mornings. Myspace sparked her passion for design and interest in HTML and CSS. She’s a big Legend of Zelda fan, and she has two adorable fur-babies, King and Nala. Sami is a glitterbomb of glory for anything web design, graphic design, and logo design.
Fun Fact: “I go to the movies a lot… I average between 2-4 times a month.”
Song[s] Playing on Repeat: “Daft Pretty Boys” by Bad Suns, “Transitive Property” by Bayside, and the La La Land Soundtrack
“There are not enough words in the English language to explain how awesome Sami is – and that’s coming from a content kid! She is by far one of the most talented designers I’ve encountered, and I’m lucky enough to call her my friend. Each and every time she is tasked with a new project, she never ceases to blow my mind with the amazing work she comes up with. Her genuine spirit and kind soul make her even more wonderful, as I don’t think it’s possible for anyone NOT to like her. We joke a lot that Leslie hired her “Mini Me” when Sami came on board, and while there are many similarities, she is much more than just a carbon copy (of an equally excellent human being). She has the patience of a saint (especially when it comes to teaching design principles and functions to this word nerd) and her flurry of keyboard short-cuts within the Adobe Suite will never cease to amaze me. So grateful to have Sami as a member of the Graydient Creative team – keep an eye out for more of her knock-out responsive designs, on the device of your choosing, soon!” – Danielle Henry, Content + Communications Captain
“Sami is somebody who I look up to, not only for her A-MA-ZING design work that she knocks out of the park every single time, but also as a leader. She may be a quiet and shy person, but through her work ethic, she is one of the best leaders on our team. Everyone can learn a little more from Sami! <3” – Megan Heller, Email Marketing Coordinator
“Sami is a leader of visual innovation with a classic and polished touch delivered on every project she works on. She never ceases to amaze me with what she’s capable of creating from nothing more than a quick exchange of words and thoughts.
No many how many terrible sketches I draft up for her on what I’m seeing my brain – seeing where she artistically drives it always takes my breath away… and it’s not only better than what I could’ve ever create myself but also better than what I visualized it to be within my own imagination.
Sami is one of those designers who lives for the detail and has keen insight into what a client is describing they want to see, especially hearing the words or thoughts they aren’t saying, which is one of her personal super powers.
Defining or representing a company’s brand is a very intimate journey for the client or business owner. This is something that represents who they are, what they offer, how they are perceived and should most importantly it speak to their company’s “WHY” (or mission). Sami is very in tune with the stakeholders during this process and I love being in the room to see how everyone reacts to her artwork first being presented and seeing the emotional connection begin to occur between the client and the new brand they are forming.
She might be a very timid and quiet artist who appreciates blending into the background and not being put on the spot – but the artwork she produces is far from her personality – it’s striking, bold, beautiful, classy, polished and awe-inspiring to me.” – Shawn Spartz, Director of Creative & Development
“Sami is not only an insanely talented designer, she is also our team’s organizational whiz. She puts a tremendous amount of thought into everything that she does, which explains why all of her designs are so beautiful! To top if off, Sami has a love of gnomes which just makes her beyond cool :)” – Leslie Berkley, Lead Web Designer
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