CAFE JUMPING BEAN

Custom Tables for a well known cafe in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. 

DON JULIO: PILSEN PRIMAVERA

A celebration of the Mexican culture and community in Chicago, Sam was commissioned by Don Julio to complete "Pilsen Primavera." Reproductions of the painting were gifted to the top distributors in Chicago. 

 

CHICAGO MADE SXSW 2015 OFFICIAL ARTIST

Official Artist for SXSW 2015, Sam Kirk designed this years Chicago Made trade show booth in collaboration with Choose Chicago and Simple Truth. 

GUINNESS: LIVE IT UP TOUR: BROOKLYN, DC, HOUStON, ATLANTA, MIAMI (2013 - 2015)

Artist, Sam Kirk collaborated with the team at GTM Central to design the GUINNESS LIVE IT UP Experience. A celebration of the West Indian and West African cultures through art and music. As lead art director and designer, she was responsible for the overall design, cultural and creative elements, artist curation and production. The project is a huge undertaking, but is ideal for Kirk's practice, allowing her to implement all of her skills into one program: fine art, fabrication, interior space design. 

"It's a sweet gig. I work with the team to design the experience then literally head back to the studio to create what is needed to make it come to life."  The festival began in Brooklyn in 2013 and has continued thru 2015 touring other cities in the US. 

VERLUXE BLANK CANVAS DOLLHOUSE: CHICAGO

The TCG Collective partnered with Leo Burnett to create a platform called “Blank Canvas” for the recruitment of diversity candidates for their agency internship program. Blank Canvas is an event series that focuses on recruiting young adult artists from different disciplines including visual art, poetry, dance, photography and videography to showcase their work. Each of those artists that were vetted by the agencies were then encouraged to apply to intern at Leo Burnett. Sam collaborated with the girls of Verluxe to bring their dollhouse concept to life. 

THE ART OF CHICKEN RESTAURANT: CHICAGO

TASK: Develop a brand and concept for a local restaurant that tells a story around the name "The Art of Chicken”

ROLE: Concept Development, Design, Branding, Logo Development, Custom Artwork, and Project Management

PROJECT RECAP:  Every inch of the design was custom made. The design merges the urban elements of the city with country charm to help tell the families story.  A tale of a family of chickens can be read on the walls, that blend well with the mix of vintage décor, rich colors and exposed brick murals that capture consumers attention. 

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