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Sam Hurst

Graphic Design + Illustration

Philadelphia, PA, USA
I'm Sam, designer, illustrator, and graduate of Moore College of Art & Design. At Moore I had the honor of being the 2013 valedictorian and the recipient of the Best in Show in Graphic Design for the Emerging Artists & Designers Exhibition. In 2012, I was awarded the Freida M. Fehrenbacher International Travel Fellowship, which I used to study graphic design across Japan.
Work Experience
Plymouth Meeting, PA, USA
Oct 2013Present
Graphic Designer
Alexandria, VA, USA
May 2012Jul 2012
Graphic Design Intern
Worked closely with a team of designers to create design collateral for a wide variety of clients. I created logos, brochures, pocket folders, postcards, and T-shirts. Performed interning duties including production of mock-ups and presentation books for clients, inventory checks, and updating stock.
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Sep 2012May 2013
Graphic Design Tutor
Tutored students in all in all aspects of graphic design, in addition to Adobe software including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Aug 2011May 2013
Freelance Designer
Designed tickets, invitations, programs, envelopes, and posters for 2013 Fashion Show.
Worked in a team to collect, organize, and layout artwork for the More Magazine 2013 issue.
Designed large-scale banners for the Moore Major-Minor Fair.
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Aug 2011May 2013
Writing Assistant
Tutored students in all aspects of writing including, but not limited to grammar rules and usage, paper organization, clarity, creating thesis statements, adding evidence, avoiding plagiarism, using quotes, Chicago style, and using citations and footnotes.
Dover, DE, USA
Jul 2011Aug 2011
Summer Camp Instructor
Taught the Painting & Print Making, Hand Built Ceramics, and Drawing & Painting camps. Planned age appropriate art activities for classes of 6-30 children ages ranging from 5-11. Worked with other instructors at Go Green Creations and Sculpture camp.
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Aug 2010May 2013
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, Illustration Minor
Class of 2013 Valedictorian, Moore College of Art & Design (2013)

Best in Show in Graphic Design Award, Emerging Artists & Designers Exhibition, Levy Gallery, Moore (2013)

Frieda M. Fehrenbacher International Travel Fellowship Award, Moore (2012)

Junior Graphic Design Faculty Plus Extra Award, Moore (2012)

Travel Fellowship Exhibition, Goldie Paley Gallery, Moore (2012)

Graphic Design Visiting Artist Workshop: Paula Scher, Moore (2012)

Student Show Exhibition, Levy Gallery, Moore (2011, 2012)

Dean’s List, Moore (2010-2011)

Work published in More Magazine (2011, 2012)

Board of Trustees Scholarship for Academic & Artistic Excellence Recipient, Moore (2010)
Dover, DE, USA
Aug 2008May 2010
Associate Degree in Advertising Design
Advertising Design Outstanding Portfolio Award, Delaware Tech (2010)

Student Show Exhibition, Delaware Tech (2009, 2010)

President’s & Dean’s List, Delaware Tech (2008-2010)
Adobe Illustrator, Graphic Design, Illustration, Vector Illustration, InDesign, Photo Manipulation, Logo Design, branding, Advertising, creative problem solving, MAC, PC, visual communication, Adobe Creative Suite,, typography, Motion Graphics, writing, sketching, Microsoft Office,, Dreamweaver, poster design, Icon Design, web design, Motion Design, Digital Illustration, Photoshop, AfterEffects
2013 Class Valedictorian
CMYK magazine
CMYK Magazine's Top 100 New Creatives 56
Best in Show in Graphic Design
The Frieda Fehrenbacher International Travel Fellowship
The Junior Graphic Design Faculty Plus Extra Award
Board of Trustees Scholarship for Academic & Artistic Excellence
Advertising Design Outstanding Portfolio Award