Hello & Welcome!
Let me introduce myself, I'm Sam and I love to design and draw letters. This is my little space of creativity that I feel I have complete ownership of and take enormous pride in. A little background on me. I was born and raised in Texas (WOO!) in a small country town north of Dallas. Once I graduated, I moved to Dallas and attended the Art Institute of Dallas and received a bachelor's degree in Advertising Design. Since college I have worked in various advertising agency's and that is how my husband and I found our way to the gorgeous city of Chicago. I still work downtown at an agency and love my day job, but I LOVE lettering and photography so here we are. Basically, I opt to have two jobs, but I can't pick one and I love the energy and inspiration I get from both worlds of agency and doing my own thing.
I am married to the best of the best, Ryan, and we have a little pup named Todd (#MyDogTodd for the cutest insta photos). We have been married now for 4 years and he's absolutely my rock. I couldn't have asked God for a better partner in life, he supports me, makes me laugh, feeds me and loves god with me. He also is a champ when it comes to taking all the photos or entertaining a specific vision of mine.
Stranded On Saturday is all about loving life. Love the small moments that don't seem like much. Enjoy each day. Know it's okay to have a bad day. Learn to love. Learn to move on. Not everyday is perfect, but find the moments that make you happy. As happy as hanging out on Saturday. Live in that Saturday state of mind. Everything in the shop is hand lettered and hand drawn. This is what makes me happy.