Sam brings a strong creative process to interactive design at Cantina and is passionate about finding simple solutions to complex digital problems. With a knack for keeping the big picture in view, Sam’s work emphasizes clean typography and a focus on usability. A strong collaborator, he works with developers, writers, and project stakeholders to define digital requirements and ensure messages are communicated with energy and effectiveness. A broad background in visual design and user experience includes work for small and medium sized technology companies, as well as established brands like Hewlett-Packard and VMware. Sam holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and a minor in Business Administration from Colby-Sawyer College. When he’s not crafting delightful digital experiences, he enjoys hiking in the white mountains, reading and writing, and making pure maple syrup at his family’s farm in New Hampshire.
Published on January 2, 2017
By keeping a team focused on iterative cycles of research and design, companies can minimize the need for large-scale redesign projects.
Published on November 23, 2016
Comparing Design Spec Tools for UI Development
Published on November 22, 2016
A conversation among consultants on Brad Frost's article on CSS Architecture for Design Systems.
Published on September 21, 2016
A simple framework for matching project requirements with the right designer.
Published on July 12, 2016
Simple navigation systems are like a sailor’s north star, providing direction amidst an otherwise overwhelming sea of information.
Published on June 11, 2015
While seemingly small, these frequently forgotten design considerations have huge impact on user experience.
Published on March 30, 2015
Design challenges that arise during implementation are different than those presented by the blank canvas of a new project, but just as important.
Published on March 23, 2015
The inconspicuous answer is the graceful solution when the current element isn’t working, but the first proposed fix is too heavy-handed.