Samantha Muscat-Scherr

Graphic Designer

Seattle, WA, USA
I am a graphic designer and art director with a keen interest in user experience and branding, along with extensive experience in print and digital advertising.

I love solving problems, and I try to use every tool at my disposal to arrive at the optimal solution. This can range from something clean and elegant to something playful and unusual, depending on the needs of the client and project. This variety makes each day an exciting new challenge, and no project is quite the same as the last.

Work Experience

Self-Employed

Freelance Graphic Designer

Planned and implemented brand identity, print, and digital media projects for clients in a variety of industries

Partial client list: Towers Watson, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of South Carolina, Coaching Management Magazine, San Antonio College Writing Center, Engineers Without Borders UTSA, Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa, Duran Printing
January 2009 - Texas, United States

ESD And Associates

Art Director II

Collaborated with Account Planners, Communication Team and Video Team on lining out larger creative projects

Provided insight on best approaches and ideas for large creative projects

Executed creative projects independently and efficiently considering budgets and planning aspects of the project.

Engaged in professional development activities to expand interactive design skills
October 2015 - April 2016 San Antonio, Texas, United States

The Broadway Agency

Art Director

Planned and oversaw complex projects for clients in a variety of industries from inception to completion
Used advanced knowledge of industry standard software and traditional tools to execute designs
Supervised junior designers and provided creative feedback to ensure quality of final products
Ensured client satisfaction through clear and frequent written and verbal communication
Prepared project files for a variety of outputs including print, web, mobile apps, digital magazines and video
Collaborated with colleagues to overhaul organizational and workflow procedures, resulting in improved efficiency
June 2013 - March 2015 Texas, United States

The Broadway Agency

Graphic Designer

Created graphics for print and digital applications
Designed logos for local, regional, national and international brands
Met tight deadlines and managed multiple projects
Conceived design solutions independently and under direction of superiors
March 2013 - June 2013 Texas, United States

The Broadway Agency

Graphic Design Intern

Created graphics for print and digital applications
Designed logos for local, regional, national and international brands
Met tight deadlines and managed multiple projects
Conceived design solutions independently and under direction of superiors
January 2013 - March 2013 Texas, United States

Heaven Sent Promotions & Apparel

Graphic Designer

Managed multiple concurrent projects
Produced original artwork and prepared for a variety of media including print, silk screen, and vinyl heat press
created and revised internal documents and marketing materials
Streamlined communication with clients resulting in improved work flow
Implemented new organizational procedures
August 2012 - December 2012 Texas, United States

Ideawire Inc.

Graphic Design/Web Design Intern

Worked closely with art director and senior designer to see print projects from concept to completion
Designed web banners and implemented using HTML and CSS
Updated web content and graphics
Overhauled design of internal marketing materials to improve brand consistency
May 2012 - August 2012 Texas, United States

Pho Sure Vietnamese Cuisine

Graphic Designer & Event Promoter

Coordinated with partner organizations to arrange and oversee events
Designed promotional advertisements, posters, and flyers
Maintained social media presence
March 2009 - December 2009 Texas, United States

Education

University Of Texas At San Antonio

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

August 2005 - May 2008 San Antonio, Texas, United States

San Antonio College

Associate of Applied Science in Digital Design

June 2009 - December 2012 San Antonio, Texas, United States

Languages

English (Native),
Spanish (Advanced),

Skills

Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Edge, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Hand Drawn Typography, Mac OS, Microsoft Office, Windows PC, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Muse, Advertising Design, Illustration, Multipage Layout, Package Design, Pattern Design, Perceptual Drawing, Print Prepress,