MERIT SCHOOL OF MUSIC
40th Anniversary Concert
Sam collaborated with Merit School of Music to create artwork for “Play On” a 40th Anniversary concert benefiting equal access to music education …. (Learn More)
CHICAGO HUMANITIES FESTIVAL
Sam was invited to create a custom design for the annual Chicago Humanities Festival. The theme for this year was Graphic. The artwork was used to promote the event and posters were distributed to guests
HEALING TO ACTION
Healing to Action Annual Fundraiser
Sam worked with Healing to Action to create Custom Artwork for marketing materials their Annual Fundraiser. The piece was also made available for their silent auction to help raise funds for the organization.
PROJECT FIERCE CHICAGO
The Chicago White Sox commissioned Sam Kirk to design a shirt that will be distributed to White Sox fans for Hispanic Heritage Month.
The first 10,000 fans attending the game on September 12th will receive a free shirt.
The shirt design is a celebration of the many Latino cultures that you can experience throughout Chicago neighborhoods.
Artwork for Julie Ertz Match Day Card. Cards were distributed to fans at the stadium on game day.
Mural Commission to help promote the International Women’s World Cup Game and show local support to the US Women’s National Team.
Artwork Design for Annual Soul Music Festival
Commissioned by Graffiti USA to create a visual representation of Chicago, authentic to the city's history and culture for the adidas 2018 adicolor campaign. The design was used to wrap a 12' x 17' wall, which patrons of Finish Line stores would color in over a 4 week, in-store program.
2018 Collaboration with AT&T Chicago for an event at their flagship store which highlighted 4 non-profits doing great work in Chicago to help youth learn new skills and pursue their dreams. Partnership with Showtime and "The Chi".
2018 - 2019 Continued Collaboration to create joyful artwork to distribute on buttons at Stop the Violence Events
2017 Chicago Bag Partnership with Xfinity, Comcast to design a eco-friendly bag. Xfinity distributed these bags at summer festivals throughout the city shortly after Chicago announced it's city-wide bag tax.
2019 LPCS Bag To celebrate the new mural that Xfinity sponsored on behalf of Lincoln Park Community Services, the brand is distributing another round of tote bags to the city of Chicago. This bag features the artwork included in the mural along with a little about LPCS Chicago.
Collaboration with Major League Soccer to design a mural that celebrates soccer in Chicago in connection with the MLS All-Star Game. Mural was completed in Chicago's Pilsen Neighborhood on the corner of 18th and Ashland.
A celebration of the Mexican culture and community in Chicago, Sam was commissioned by Don Julio to complete a painting that celebrated the origin of the tequila and the Pilsen community. The artwork was unveiled at a private dinner for the top distributors in Chicago. All distributors received a signed limited edition print of the artwork.
To celebrate Latinos in the Arts, 10 Artists were invited to customize a model of the Don Julio Truck in their own style. The trucks were exhibited at an invite only event. Sam Kirk curated the event and selected all participating artists.
Official Artist for SXSW 2015/2016, Sam Kirk designed the artwork for the Choose Chicago trade show booth in collaboration with Simple Truth. Her work was used to wrap a 20 x 20ft booth, on all promotional merchandise, and staff t-shirts which were worn during the event.
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.
2012 - 2019
2012 - 2019