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Samantha Pasa


Graphic Designer and Full Time Nerd

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Samantha Pasa


Graphic Designer and Full Time Nerd

Samantha K. Pasa B.F.A University of Akron

Samantha is a professional Graphic Artist in the Northeast Ohio area who received her B.F.A from the University of Akron in 2015.

Born in Northeast Ohio, Samantha drew her inspiration for illustration and design from the love she had for musical theater and opera. Living near Playhouse Square and the Akron Civic Theater, she has been lucky enough to immerse herself in the culture and imaginative world of the stage on a frequent basis.

Currently, she lives in Cleveland, Ohio with her four cats, and still isn't sure which point in her career can she talk about herself
in third person.

 

Getting Personal


Getting Personal


First and foremost, I am a huge geek with a particular interest in Fantasy, Gothic horror, and the Classics. I appreciate all the arts and have dabbled in bits and pieces of many creative genres, but Music will always be my muse. I'm in a long term commitment with Opera and Broadway, and I'm convinced that people would be happier if they just broke out in songs and dance numbers. 

 

Nickname?: I go by Sammy or Sam. My mother called me Samantha when I was in trouble, and I still have a little fear in my heart when someone brings out the full name.

Were you named after anyone?: My paternal great-grandfather. His name was actually Pasquale, but went by Sam. Not sure how you get Sam from Pasquale, but I digress. Funny enough, we share a birthday.

Favorite art period?: Art Nouveau and Art Deco.

Hogwarts House?: Ravenclaw all the way!

How about Pets?: Cats...lots of cats.

How many?: Four...for now.

What's your hobby?: Oh man, sewing, cosplay, prop making, illustration, water color painting, gardening, eating but not cooking, reading, taking pictures of my cats, napping, singing in the shower, and occasionally I'll get this urge to be funny.

Special Talent?: I binge watched 12 seasons of Grey's Anatomy in three months. Get on that level.

Ok, what's your real special talent?: Classical Singing. Proud soprano over here! Then, I'm really good at being an embarrassing nerd.

What's something you need to cross off your bucket list?: I really, really, really, really, would die happy if I could play Christine Daae on stage, and then visit the Opéra National de Paris, Palias Garnier, for an opera. Better yet, playing Christine Daae in Palias Garnier would be a dream.

Favorite literary character?: Ooh, this is going to be a long one. I tend to favor strong female leads who can hold up on their own. Clarice Starling from the Hannibal books is one of them and Sophie Hatter from Diana Wynne Jones' Howl's Moving Castle is another. Both have spitfire attitudes and won't tolerate any foolishness from the main male characters.

Special Interests


(Other than Graphic Design, obviously)

Special Interests


(Other than Graphic Design, obviously)

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Illustration


Illustration was always something that interested me as a kid, and my obsession with animation and comics fueled that interest right into my adult life. My dad is an architect, and I always was in awe of his sketches and designs at a very young age. Once I started to pursue my B.F.A in Graphic Design, we have been able to bond on a completely different level because art was something that we are both passionate about. Alright, I really just like beating him in competitions. 

Illustration


Illustration was always something that interested me as a kid, and my obsession with animation and comics fueled that interest right into my adult life. My dad is an architect, and I always was in awe of his sketches and designs at a very young age. Once I started to pursue my B.F.A in Graphic Design, we have been able to bond on a completely different level because art was something that we are both passionate about. Alright, I really just like beating him in competitions. 

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Photography


Photography was just a passing interest I had back when phones just started to have built in cameras. Actually, I think we all thought we were photographers back then, and who could blame us? Technology was drastically on the rise and the art of photography wasn't a secret society  for the elite anymore. At my university, Graphic Design majors were required to take a couple of photography classes, and that's where I discovered my eye for portraiture.

Photography


Photography was just a passing interest I had back when phones just started to have built in cameras. Actually, I think we all thought we were photographers back then, and who could blame us? Technology was drastically on the rise and the art of photography wasn't a secret society  for the elite anymore. At my university, Graphic Design majors were required to take a couple of photography classes, and that's where I discovered my eye for portraiture.

Videography


Videography was not something I expected to enjoy as much as I have. I took a class  on multimedia production and had a really fun time with it. Shooting a scene really exercises your creativity, and provides new ways for your imagination take control.

Videography


Videography was not something I expected to enjoy as much as I have. I took a class  on multimedia production and had a really fun time with it. Shooting a scene really exercises your creativity, and provides new ways for your imagination take control.