Sam Thrush

Senior Designer

San Francisco

After graduating from the Academy of Art’s graphic design program, I stayed in San Francisco to pursue brand and packaging design.

One of my pet peeves in branding is cool-looking design for the sake of looking cool. Which is why thoughtfulness in design is a big motivator for me. I do my best work when I can build a strong rationale behind my design decisions. Although, I have to admit that I’m guilty of buying wine because of the look of the label.

When I get the chance, I love to travel. This passion led me to spend several months in Paris working for a French design agency, allowing me to return with new, design insights outside of the culture I’ve come to know so well. However, when I’m spending time in San Francisco, I can be found running to the tune of my favorite true crime podcasts or hanging out in one of the city’s great parks.