SAMANTHA S. DENNETT
FORT, WORTH, TX, UNITED STATES
SAM@SAMDENNETT.COM | (203) 606-7075
samdennett.com

EDUCATION
BFA in Art, Concentration in Illustration with Graphic Design focus
BA in English
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
May 2019

 

AAS in Visual Communications
Sanford-Brown College, Farmington, CT
May 2008
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Production Artist & Customer Service Representative; ProRose Inc.
June 2008 to October 2015, Stamford, CT
Designed concepts and sample layouts for promotional material and product templates using layout principles and aesthetic design concepts. Sizing and arrangements of illustrative material and copy was also part of this process. Worked directly with clients in the creation of vectored logo designs. Also handled order entry, providing product and pricing information, and problem resolution.

Production Artist, Intern; Mclaughlin, Delvecchio & Casey, Inc
April 2008 to May 2008, New Haven, CT
Creation and planning of promotional pieces through the arrangement of illustrative material and copy. Assisted with designs and layouts for promotional materials. Handled proof work.
 
Bank Teller; Bank of America
April 2007 - May 2008, Milford, CT

Sales Associate; Macy’s
June 2006 - March 2007, Milford, CT

Waitress & Hostess; Yoshida Japanese Restaurant
March 1998 - June 2003, Milford, CT
 
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Society of Illustrators
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

 
VOLUNTEER AFFILIATIONS
Rebel Legion & 501st Legion
Since 2013
Non-profit, fan-based, volunteer costuming organizations requiring screen-accurate Star Wars costumes for membership. Both groups work to bring awareness to positive causes on both a local and global scale, as well as raise funds for charities and the less fortunate.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
English Teacher;  JourneyEast.Org - Summer TEFL Program
Summer 2012, Tongxiang, Zhejiang, China
Taught middle-school students the basics of conversational English. Prepared, evaluated, and graded student work based off a required set of knowledge through a self-customized syllabus. Also, participated in campus and community events and helped initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions in English.

DESIGN
Illustrator
InDesign
Photoshop
Premier
Painter

WEB DESIGN
Template Design
Dreamweaver
Wordpress
Joomla
HTML
PHP
CSS

PHOTOGRAPHY
Traditional
Digital

THEORY &>
KNOW-HOW

Typography
Color Theory
Layouts
Storyboards

PORTFOLIO
Available on Request