Sam

Creative Person
Rockaway Beach, NYC
$ 49.00
/ hour
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I have always had creative abilities, growing up I self-taught myself guitar, FL studio (digital audio workstation), and played saxophone in the band. My interest in design deepened since becoming a working professional. As a digital engagement manager, I found myself being most passionate when it came to the look and feel of the social feeds, assets, and images. My passion for design went even further through work with my mentor Bill Wurtzel, on youtube (The FUTUR), and a class I took at SVA in brand identity. When I realized brand identity’s power to speak to our core emotions and thoughts, it was at this point I found myself wanting to become a brand identity designer.

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Work Experience
American Folk Art Museum
Manager of Digital Engagement
July 2019 - Present
NYC
American Federation of Arts
Digital Communications Assistant
Feb 2019 - July 2019
NYC
Queens Museum
PR Intern
July 2019 - Present
NYC
University

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Spanish

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Tell us why you're the best applicant in under 50 words

In any creative disciple, those who take what exists and make it their own are the ones to push boundaries. I am deeply grateful for all those who came before me and wish to take what they have done and reimagine it through my unique lens.

Give us your bio in under 500 words

I have always had creative abilities, growing up I self-taught myself guitar, FL studio (digital audio workstation), and played saxophone in the band. My interest in design deepened since becoming a working professional. As a digital engagement manager, I found myself being most passionate when it came to the look and feel of the social feeds, assets, and images. My passion for design went even further through work with my mentor Bill Wurtzel, on youtube (The FUTUR), and a class I took at SVA in brand identity. When I realized brand identity’s power to speak to our core emotions and thoughts, it was at this point I found myself wanting to become a brand identity designer.

1. What's the most courageous thing you've ever done?

During the last year of my bachelor’s degree, I was in a relatively safe financial and living position. I was working part-time at Dia: Beacon and was commuting from my parents’ house to class at Pace in NYC. As I got closer to graduation, my time at Dia went from sweet to sour, I began to lament the hours on end staring into the abyss which was the minimalist structures of the museum, it began to feel like a waste of time. I wanted to work full time so badly and have some freedom from my parents, so I made a drastic change. I quit my job without a new one in sight and moved into my grandmothers’ house in the Bronx, while it took me another 6 months before I would land my full-time job, those 6 months were some of the most stressful and unpredictable times of my life. In total, I worked about 3 different internships, had 2 long term freelance projects, had to situate myself to living on my own with my grandmother in the Bronx (not the easiest place to adjust to coming from Beacon), and balanced that on top of a relationship, and my exploration into design. Needless to say, this experience was frightening and at times overwhelming, but with courage and followthrough I followed my passion and I don’t regret it.

2. How are creativity and innovation related?

Creativity is based on notions of the past or challenging notions of the past. In doing so you are thus innovating former ideas or theories of process to more efficient or new models.

3. Why do companies need clarity and creativity?

In an era of the constant news cycle and the consumer demanding more ethical practices from companies and organizations, now more than ever a distinct voice and identity are necessary for companies to respond to society in ways that come off as genuine and sincere rather than pandering or trendy.

4. You have 30 minutes of free time. What do you do with it?

Meditate. Any time devoted to the self is time well spent.

5. What is one risky and bold goal in life you have? Or, if you could dedicate your life to solving one problem, what would it be?

If I could dedicate my life to solving one problem it would be the way in which we relate to our thoughts. I’ve witnessed myself being hijacked by them on a daily basis, and while I now can recognize that this is inherently part of self-awareness, I still have far to go in understanding how I can move from awareness to action in a shorter time-span, thus redefining my relationship to my thoughts.

6. Explain your creative process

It usually starts with ideation, I think of words or concepts, then try to write synopsis like statements to collect my thoughts. From there I take what I’ve written down and begin fine-tuning it till it’s at a point that sufficiently describes my intent. I then move to the visual research process. This is usually done through sketching or Pinterest, collecting and capturing all which can be useful in helping me visualize the idea. Once I’ve fine-tuned it, the final result is a mood board. With my mood board and statement, I then proceed with my medium of choice to create what was once an idea into something tangible.

7. What is the best advice that you have been given?

My mentor Bill Wurtzel once told me to be intentional with everything I do. Having reasoning as to why you make creative choices in a project gives you confidence and the ability to communicate your design choices with others effectively thus either winning them over or coming to a compromise.

8. What is your definition of creativity?

Creativity is the ability to articulate and express emotions, feelings, or aesthetics in mediums that can be digested and consumed, in a way that people can observe or critique said articulation in said medium.

9. What 10 songs are on your favorite playlist right now?

Common - Communism Donald Byrd - We’re Together Yot Club - Water Fall Eliza - Livid Liv.e - LazyEaterBetsOnHerLikeness Joey Badass - Shine .CASTING - FLOATIN Darius x Wayne Snow - Equilibrium Frank Ocean - Dear April iiye - whatufeel?

10. How do you want people to remember you?

My authenticity, being a listener and being a leader.

Have you been convicted of a crime and/or a felony? If so, what was the offense? State the city, country, and date.

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You should select me because

In any creative disciple, those who take what exists and make it their own are the ones to push boundaries. I am deeply grateful for all those who came before me and wish to take what they have done and reimagine it through my unique lens.

Why are you interested in this opportunity?

What are you looking to gain from an opportunity like this?

What would be your goals after completing this engagement?

4. How did you hear about wgi?

Share an example of a time you were most motivated and a time you were most demotivated.

In your opinion, what creates a great culture at a company?

What brands and companies do you admire and why?

What do you do to stay sharp and improve your craft?

What’s your favorite quote?

10. If you could solve one problem in the world what would it be?

Bio

I have always had creative abilities, growing up I self-taught myself guitar, FL studio (digital audio workstation), and played saxophone in the band. My interest in design deepened since becoming a working professional. As a digital engagement manager, I found myself being most passionate when it came to the look and feel of the social feeds, assets, and images. My passion for design went even further through work with my mentor Bill Wurtzel, on youtube (The FUTUR), and a class I took at SVA in brand identity. When I realized brand identity’s power to speak to our core emotions and thoughts, it was at this point I found myself wanting to become a brand identity designer.

You should pick me becuase

In any creative disciple, those who take what exists and make it their own are the ones to push boundaries. I am deeply grateful for all those who came before me and wish to take what they have done and reimagine it through my unique lens.

Why are you interested in this opportunity?

What are you looking to gain from an opportunity like this?

What would be your goals after completing this engagement?

4. How did you hear about wgi?

Share an example of a time you were most motivated and a time you were most demotivated.

In your opinion, what creates a great culture at a company?

What brands and companies do you admire and why?

What do you do to stay sharp and improve your craft?

What’s your favorite quote?

10. If you could solve one problem in the world what would it be?

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