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Meet Samantha Moore

Today we’d like to introduce you to Samantha Moore.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
Ever since I was a little girl, I always knew I wanted to be an artist when I grew up. I grew up in a small town called Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho that held an event every year called “Art on the Green”. I started going to it when I was younger with my mother and just simply fell in love with all the different artists and their artwork. I felt inspired and knew that I wanted to inspire people with my artwork one day. Over the years I explored many different art forms and discovered my talents, strengths, and weaknesses. When it was time to go to college, I decided to attend the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. I originally decided I was going to get my degree in Children’s Book Illustration, but after the first semester, I decided it wasn’t for me. I then changed my degree to Advertising with a focus in Art Direction and received my BFA in May of 2017. During my five years at the Academy of Art University, I worked 5-6 days a week as a server and bartender while still taking 5 classes a semester, which was more than the average work load recommended. Since I have graduated, I took a trip to London and Paris and I couldn’t be more inspired. Paris is home to many famous artists and their artwork, and as an artist to be able to admire their work in person was an unforgettable experience, and I hope that one day I can have the same effect on people.

Please tell us about your art.
As an Art Director I can do many things. I can create logos, design the layout of a website, design print advertising, social media, branding for a company, and much more. I also have a huge passion for photography and have been self-teaching myself over the years. When I look at photographer’s work, I don’t just look at it like I’m scrolling through Instagram, I admire it. I look at all the detail, look at the angle, the colors, and the overall mood of the photo. When I see a photograph I love, I want to hang it on my wall in my house because it is so beautiful. I hope that one day someone will think the same thing about my photographs. The same thing goes for my design pieces; just because it is a logo, movie poster, or print ad, doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful. Even though I am young and don’t have a lot of experience, I am still a growing artist who has a lot to learn, and eager to do so.

The photography you see here are photos I took while I was in London and Paris and edited myself. The Flume album cover art is fan art that I created. I took the photos myself, and designed the album cover to match one of my favorite singles by Flume. The Adrenaline Junkie logo is a logo I designed for a fictional outdoors company.
The Hidden Figures movie poster is fan art that I created.

Choosing a creative or artistic path comes with many financial challenges. Any advice for those struggling to focus on their artwork due to financial concerns?
I am currently struggling to find a job in my field that I went to school for since I graduated a year ago, due to the fact that I have no “real” experience in the field. I am currently still a waitress, but I haven’t given up. Being an artist isn’t easy, but if it were then everyone would do it. All the best artists went through some kind of struggle in their life. My advice is that if you love being an artist and you love creating, then don’t let anyone or anything keep you down. Keep doing what you love, because in the end, that’s all that matters.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
You can see my work on my website: www.samantha-a-moore.com. If you are interested in any of my work please reach out to me by email.

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