Samantha Long

Graphic Design & Illustration

My first-ever response to the question "What do you want to be when you grow up?" was an "illustrator-astronaut." We joked about me drawing on the moon. With any luck, I'll achieve one of six year-old me's dreams. Won't let you down, kid.
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The Bad Seed Co.

Hand-painted with gouache and pastel, these seed packets stand out in a sea of drab packaging on store shelves. They catch the eye with a hint of nostalgia, a pinch of attitude, and a whole lot of style.

  • Skills: Illustration, Packaging Design, Logo Design, Branding
  • Programs: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop
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Rodale Vermicomposting Booklet

The Rodale Institute is a highly respected name in the world of organic farming. Rodale is growing the organic movement through research, farmer training, and consumer education. For all of the incredible work it does, Rodale deserves outstanding professional representation. This polished booklet on vermicomposting possesses that high level of refinement and showcases charming illustrations that give the piece a lovable personality.

  • Skills: Illustration, Long-Form Copy Layout, Pattern Design
  • Programs: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign
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Burnie's Rock Shop

For over 57 years, Burnie's Rock Shop has been providing Madison with the finest jewelry, stones, and fossils from every corner of the globe. Soft colors and thin, concentric lines echo common geological features and showcase both delicate, feminine jewelry and the raw stones it is shaped from. The human touch of hand-painted illustrative elements relates to Burnie's deep appreciation for family and community.

  • Skills: Illustration, Branding, Logo Design, Packaging Design, Web Design, Social Media Design
  • Programs: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign
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Carmex Rx

Carmex Rx is a fun and practical new concept for a very well-established brand. Users of this app can take pictures of their lips and submit them for evaluation. The app detects any dryness, flaking, cracks, and sores, provides a brief diagnosis, and recommends Carmex products that are best suited for the user's needs. A handy locator feature shows nearby shops that sell Carmex products for ease of purchase.

  • Skills: App Design, UI/UX Design
  • Programs: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
Rushmore Title Sequence

Wes Anderson is the best!

  • Skills: Motion Design, Illustration
  • Programs: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator