Samantha Barsky
Senior Art Director

Samantha Barsky


Print Portfolio

Interactive Work

Sales Comps/The Work That Got Killed

Electronic Arts Designs and Photographs


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To find work as a freelance Art Director/Designer creating websites, email campaigns, print pieces or a combination of the three.

Key Skills
• 9 years of expertise in production, graphic design, and art direction
• Concept to completion — art direction and production of print and email campaigns, direct mail print and interactive campaigns, banner ads, re-branding design, creation of websites
• Leadership and project management — handling internal talent, scheduling of meetings and running the creative side of projects, working with outside vendors on scheduling and meeting client needs and goals, pre and post production on multiple projects including photo shoots, ad campaigns, websites, print production and press checks, etc.
• Flexible, cool under pressure, great with deadlines, and very good at juggling multiple projects
• All-around good humored and a great team player

Computer Skills
Fluent in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, ImageReady, Quark, Microsoft Applications
Proficient in Dreamweaver, BBEdit, Premiere, HTML, Final Cut Pro, Sountrack Pro
Knowledgeable of Flash capabilities

University of Colorado, Boulder
Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts December 2000
Concentration: Photography and Digital Imaging

Miami Ad School
Art Direction March 2003

Professional Experience
BlogHer, Freelance Principal Art Director
Jumpstart Automotive Group, Freelance Senior Art Director
Travelzoo, Freelance UI/UX Designer
Nimblefish, Freelance to Fulltime Art Director
Electronic Arts, Freelance Designer
OgilvyOne, Digital Artist
Razorfish, Freelance Art Director
Heinrich, Freelance Art Director
Arc Worldwide, Freelance Art Director
Modem Media, Frellance Art Director
Sic ‘Em Advertising, Freelance Art Director
Oberon Design, Project Manager and Graphic Designer
Springer and Jacoby, Art Director Intern

Nike                 Joie de Vivre            Automotive Brands
Discover           W Hotels
Visa                 Symantec
AT&T               McAfee
Yahoo!             Lowe’s
Sears               Casual Male XL
Marriott            Wiliams-Sonoma
Wells Fargo      Mercedes-Benz

Website Design & UI/UX    New Business Pitches
Email Campaigns              Marketing Campaigns
Print Ads                          Direct Mail Campaigns
Banner Ads                       Microsites
Logos/Identity/Stationary    Flash Video
Brochures                          V/O Recording and Editing
Product Shots                    Package Design
Social Media

Interesting Tidbits
I sailed around the world in the Spring of 1999; the ports of call were Cuba, Brazil, South Africa, Kenya, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Japan. I have also lived in France, Australia, and Germany.

I was the chapter adviser, until October 2009, to the Alpha Phi Sorority at the University of California at Berkeley for 5 years where I oversaw and mentored over 400 college-aged women.


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