Hi there! I'm Sam, an illustrator and surface pattern designer. Thanks for taking the time out of your busy day to check out my work!


Every morning I wake up grateful for another opportunity to make more art! It's the best feeling in the world to be able to say that I create pretty things for a living. 


I am easily influenced by my travels and enjoy finding inspiration wherever the day takes me. 


My favorite place to sit and think is the garden. Unless it happens to be winter, in which case you will find me at my desk, wrapped up in a warm sweater, sipping a large cup of tea.


I began my creative journey as a young child with a love for colorful acrylics and expressive imagery. As an adult, I sold smaller canvas pieces to collectors across the country.

Later on down the road, I stumbled upon a variety of classes that led me to study pattern making. This opened up new avenues, including illustration, which all propelled my career forward.


Although I'm open to all sorts of projects, I'm especially drawn to the children's market. I love that youthful vibe which is always so much fun!


My work has been featured on design blogs and I've received a handful of honourable mentions. The whole experience has really been amazing.


Here are my most recent illustrations that have been published in Uppercase magazine!


Whether an original or digital piece, the purpose is the same; to fulfill the need of the project and inspire the viewer to connect with the imagery in a memorable and positive way.


Besides art? I love taking naps, hanging out at the beach and Netflix binging. Currently, I reside in Pitt Meadows, BC with my husband, our three daughters and fur babies, Pepper and Nick. Life is a continuous adventure.


You can reach me here info@sampernoski.com