I'm Heath Sample. I have over 8 years of experience in the graphic design and marketing industry, along with over 15 years of selling custom artwork. I'm currently located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
In my free time, you can find me backcountry skiing, climbing, backpacking, boating, or working with the Summit County Rescue Group on a mountain rescue mission.
Please contact me for any commission or freelance design work questions.
I pride myself on having a widespread set of skills across the fields of marketing, graphic design and the fine arts.
Wix, IBM Acoustic, Squarespace
HTML & CSS, Dreamweaver
IBM Acoustic, Mailchimp, ConstantContact, BeePro
Creation of brand visual identity, including logo design, brand guidelines & style guides. Currently I work as Brand Supervisor where one of my main roles is ensuring brand standards across all department communications.
Working with marketing agencies to develop rebranding.
GRAPHIC DESIGN & ADVERTISING
Experience in all types of advertising
Print Meda; newspaper, flyers,
Digital Media; website banners, email giphs, website hero content.
Billboards, stadium wall & interactive graphics.
Vehicle wraps, including buses, snowcats, construction equipment, and cars.
WEBSITE DESIGN & MANAGEMENT
I manage our company website, including all updates, daily information updates, bugs, design improvements, and mobile responsiveness. Recently I have led the training of our marketing team to learn how to make CMS changes for our communications.
EMAIL DESIGN & CRM
Design and coding of all marketing email efforts, as well as e-store and employee emails.
Writing copy and choosing images for email content.
Creating of guest email address send queries, for customization of emailing segments based on customer and email behavior.
HTML & CSS CODING
Custom html code, from building websites from scratch, marketing emails, custom web design, and giphs.
Managed guest facing signage, including directional, public safety, and regulatory signs.
DESIGNER SUPERVISION & DIRECTION
Interviewing & hiring of new graphic designers for our marketing team.
Leading our design team, reviewing work, providing edits & feedback, and ensuring the brand is accurately represented.
Drawing and painting have been passions of mine since I was very young. I was painting my first commission requests since age 16. As a perfectionist, my style began as an extreme realism approach; I would replicate the subject on my medium like a photograph. Over the years I have slowly evolved this realism style with abstract texture and color, creating a combination of realistic portraits conveyed with a dynamic visual personality. Exploring color combinations has kept my pieces fresh, I aim for every finished painting to have a unique palette from any other I have done.
Yes, I take commission art requests! Please send me what you have in mind, and I'll send you a quote. I specialize in portraits - people or animals, of any size.
COPPER MOUNTAIN SKI RESORT
Brand Supervisor (Sept. 2018 - Aug. 2021)
Interactive & Design Coordinator (June 2017 - Aug 2018)
Interactive Coordinator (May 2016 - May 2017)
Managed a variety of the ski resort's digital marketing efforts. Email marketing, including designing, coding, and sending. Helped in maintaining website, including redesign.
Commision painting and charcoal drawings, along with freelance graphic design projects for over ten years.
AUBURN UNIVERSTIY ATHLETICS
Part Time Graphic Designer/Internship
Part of creative team responsible for our athletic design needs; including team posters, photoshoots, online ads, email designs, and stadium tv graphics, along with a high volume of print media.
Graphic Designer & Photographer
Lead all graphic design marketing efforts, as well as operating as photographer for company events. Designed weekly posters, postcards, direct mail pieces, album very, and in house digital signage efforts.
Created graphics for a large-medium printing & display company. Projects included wall wraps, office designs, poster designs, and vehicle wraps.