2009-2011 Freelance illustration
2011-2013 Athletics NYC
2013-2015 Google Creative Lab (NYC)
2015-2016 School of the Visual Arts, NYC
2015-2017 Freelance Design & Direction, NYC
2017-20?? Freelance Design & Direction, Tokyo
Typographics T Magazine vol. 304 (Feb. 2023), 外から見た和文 (Japanese)
Graphic Design & Typography
Branding & Identity
Samuel S. Rhodes
I’m an American artist and designer/director based in Tokyo. I have been working as a designer/art director independently, embedded in corporate environments, and as part of various studio collectives since 2011. I also taught Digital Design (comically broad topic) to junior year BFA majors at SVA in New York City.
As a designer, Art Director, and Creative Director, I am exceptionally adept at clarifying and navigating concepts and the connections between them in order to articulate clear yet often unexpected visuals. Innate curiosity has resulted in deep knowledge of culture and subcultures and the research skills to quickly learn more. In addition to print or digital/product layout and typography, I frequently contribute illustrations, icons, copy, or photography as needed to execute a given vision.
My art practice uses assorted media to explore language, iconography and visual languages, cultural structures and institutions, and the thresholds of narrative. My photography practice centers edges and intervals of human culture, with a recurring theme of Seen Hollow Holocene Scenes. My writing explores design, art, the quotidian, and the meeting of the three. I hold a BA in Philosophy from North Caroline State University (Summa Cum Laude).
For inquiries, email me!