I began my working life as a plumber but decided to study an art foundation course with the intent of becoming an Architect, which is where I found my passion for Graphic Design. I have developed a broad set of skills and aspire to make work that starts with, but is not exclusive to, my understanding of typography, semiotics, simplicity and logic.

My experience spans brand identity, packaging, editorial, digital and spaces among other work. Making things is something that inherently drives me. 

I also part time lecture at Portsmouth University.

sam@sambarclay.co.uk
@sambarclay1

Work —
Make Architects (employed)
EndemolShine
Ennismore
IDEO
Facebook
Forpeople
Futtera
Here London
Hunter Boots

Parke
Public
Realise

Clients —
Wiggle Bikes
Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre
Deko Dental Lab
Brook Studio
Rosie & Twine
Portsmouth University
Strong Island Portsmouth
Dyspla

Achievements —
Dec 2017 | 'I Wonder What its Like to be Dyslexic' part of the 'ACCESS + ABILITY' exhibition Cooper Hewitt Design Museum
Nov 2017 | Red Dot Award — Make Architects Annual 13
Dec 2014 | Featured in its nice that Annual book
Nov 2014 | Dyslexia Awareness Week, Edinburgh Central Library, Speaker
Oct 2014 | Its Nice That X Kickstarter, Speaker
Apr 2014 | Yksi Expo – Exhibiting work
Mar 2014 | Design Week Awards – Shortlist for Rising Star award
Dec 2013 | Fast Company - The 10 best Design books of 2013
Nov 2013 | Successfully funded on kickstarter – Self publish book
Apr 2013 | International Society of Typographic Design – ISTD Commendation Award
Jun 2013 | Future Pioneer — New Designers Exhibition, Design Council, Short listed
Jun 2013 | Portsmouth University – First class Degree 2013