Samuel Rhymer is a Communication Design major with an Illustration minor at MIAD. He produces art for the publication market, and his artistic interests include magazine and packaging design. Sam has always enjoyed drawing, and in high school he explored his interest in fantasy and concept art. “Senior year is when I really got into it,” he said. “I was in 7 art classes. Only when I was taking a few graphic design classes did I get into CD.”
Samuel originally started at MIAD as an illustration major, but mentioned that he “looked at illustration projects as CD projects," and that what he was creating in Illustration could be applied to advertising and packaging. He recognised that more opportunities lie with Communication Design, and switched majors after his sophomore year. He doesn’t recall a particular favorite project, but mentioned that his Advertising Design class has been his favorite.
After his time at MIAD, Sam hopes to stay local to Milwaukee and work in the magazine publication field. He has mentioned specific publications that interest him like Magnolia Journal and Taste for Home. Sam mentioned that he enjoyed the style of design of these publications. “They aim towards the twenty-five to forty year old age range, and that’s what I feel like I'm strongest in designing for.”
Illustration major, Digital Media Production Minor