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Sam Atherton

Graphic Designer

Grand Rapids, MI, USA
I strive to create modern and clean cut designs in a manner that blends traditional Swiss design with a hint of the modern trends of today. I focus on typographic layout and strong color compositions.

Work Experience

PUSH Offices

UX/UI Design intern

I'm a UX/UI design intern for Push Offices, but also work in other areas of design including: branding, research, and web design.
January 2014 - Present Venice, California, United States

GVSU Campus Dining/ Aramark Co


I mainly design posters and promotional goods for Grand Valley's Campus Dining Marketing.
October 2011 Allendale, Michigan, United States

Grand Valley State University

Lanthorn Newspaper Ad Designer

I'm the advertising designer for Grand Valley's newspaper, The Lanthorn. I design ads for local companies that wish to advertise with the Lanthorn. I also work on various in-house projects, like designing for the mobile app and large-format posters
August 2012 Allendale, Michigan, United States

Gannett Media/Lansing State Journal Advertising

Graphic Design Intern

I worked this summer at the Lansing State Journal creating spec ads for companies interested in placing ads in the newspaper
April 2011 - August 2011 Lansing, Michigan, United States

The Machine Clothing

Owner/ Designer

After a number of failed attempts in high school with clothing companies, my freshman year of college I began a solo clothing company project entitled The Machine, I released one shirt in 2010 to disappointing results. After cutting my losses I re-branded in 2011, headed into another direction with the art style, and ended up selling out of shirts in 3 weeks with nothing but word of mouth advertising.
June 2010 Lansing, Michigan, United States


Grand Valley State University

BFA Graphic Design

I am part of the prestigious graphic design major at Grand Valley, considered one of the best public design schools in Michigan.
August 2009 - Present Allendale, Michigan, United States

Kingston University

Study Abroad Art History

Studied Art History abroad at Kingston University in London. Trip highlight: coming within half a foot from the Rosetta Stone.
July 2013 - August 2013 London, United Kingdom


English (Native),



Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Page Layout, Typography, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Computer Troubleshooting, Copywriting, Photography, Public Speaking,