I like my design like I like my coffee.

I like my design like I like my coffee.

I like my design like I like my coffee.

I like my design like I like my coffee.

Simple. Strong. Sometimes bold. (But usually I prefer a medium roast.) My work is rooted in the fundamentals of design: layout, typography, color, and concept. With a solid foundation, you don’t need a lot of bells and whistles.

In the ten years I’ve been a designer, my experience has spanned brand, digital, and print. I love working with type and crafting experiences (whether that’s online or off).

Want to talk design over coffee? Get in touch. Other things I love to talk about: spirituality, music, and astrology.

Simple. Strong. Sometimes bold. (But usually I prefer a medium roast.) My work is rooted in the fundamentals of design: layout, typography, color, and concept. With a solid foundation, you don’t need a lot of bells and whistles.

In the ten years I’ve been designing, my experience has spanned brand, digital, and print. I love working with type and crafting experiences (whether that’s online or off).

Want to talk design over coffee? Drop me a line. Other things I love to talk about: spirituality, music, and astrology.

Simple. Strong. Sometimes bold. (But usually I prefer a medium roast.) My work is rooted in the fundamentals of design: layout, typography, color, and concept. With a solid foundation, you don’t need a lot of bells and whistles.

In the ten years I’ve been designing, my experience has spanned brand, digital, and print. I love working with type and crafting experiences (whether that’s online or off).

Want to talk design over coffee? Drop me a line. Other things I love to talk about: spirituality, music, and astrology.

Simple. Strong. Sometimes bold. (But usually I prefer a medium roast.) My work is rooted in the fundamentals of design: layout, typography, color, and concept. With a solid foundation, you don’t need a lot of bells and whistles.

In the ten years I’ve been designing, my experience has spanned brand, digital, and print. I love working with type and crafting experiences (whether that’s online or off).

Want to talk design over coffee? Drop me a line. Other things I love to talk about: spirituality, music, and astrology.

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EXPERIENCE

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BigCommerce

Senior Visual Designer

Senior Visual Designer

Big Design Labs serves as a cross-functional creative agency for BigCommerce. It’s made up of designers, writers, researchers, videographers, strategists, and storytellers. My primary focus is on branding, events, and environmental design. 

Big Design Labs serves as a cross-functional creative agency for BigCommerce. It’s made up of designers, writers, researchers, videographers, strategists, and storytellers. My primary focus is on events, branding, and environmental design. 

Big Design Labs serves as a cross-functional creative agency for BigcCommerce, made up of designers, writers, researchers, videographers, strategists, and storytellers. My primary focus is on branding, events, and environmental design. 

Big Design Labs serves as a cross-functional creative agency for BigCommerce, made up of designers, writers, researchers, videographers, strategists, and storytellers. My primary focus is on branding, events, and environmental design. 

Big Design Labs serves as a cross-functional creative agency for BigCommerce, made up of designers, writers, researchers, videographers, strategists, and storytellers. My primary focus is on branding, events, and environmental design. 

February 2017 – Present  •  Austin, Texas
Incandescent Creative

Owner & Designer

Owner & Designer

Owner & Designer

Incandescent Creative is my freelance design studio and blog where I explore branding + spirituality. 

Incandescent Creative is my freelance design studio and blog where I explore branding + spirituality. 

Incandescent Creative is my freelance design studio and blog where I explore branding + spirituality. 

Incandescent Creative is my freelance design studio and blog where I explore branding + spirituality. 

Incandescent Creative is my freelance design studio and blog where I explore branding + spirituality. 

May 2012 – Present  •  Wherever, Earth

Expertise

Graphic design, web design, brand identity, typography, editorial design, art direction, environmental design, experiential design. 

Graphic design, web design, brand identity, typography, editorial design, art direction, environmental design, experiential design. 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Communication Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Communication Design

Texas State University — San Marcos, Texas
Graduated 2011, cum laude

Texas State University — San Marcos, Texas
Graduated 2011, cum laude

My dichotomies are my strengths; I am an outgoing introvert, analytical creative, and easygoing go-getter. 

My dichotomies are my strengths; I am an outgoing introvert, analytical creative, and easygoing go-getter. 

My dichotomies are my strengths; I’m an outgoing introvert, analytical creative,
and easygoing go-getter. 

My dichotomies are my strengths; I’m an outgoing introvert, analytical creative, and easygoing go-getter. 

My dichotomies are my strengths; I’m an outgoing introvert, analytical creative, and easygoing go-getter. 

(In case you’re wondering, Anika is pronounced like Monica without the M.)

(In case you’re wondering, Anika is pronounced like Monica without the M.)

(In case you’re wondering, Anika is pronounced like Monica without the M.)

(In case you’re wondering, Anika is pronounced like Monica without the M.)

(In case you’re wondering, Anika is pronounced like Monica without the M.)

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© Anika Samples 2018–2021 ✺ All rights reserved.


© Anika Samples 2018–2021 ✺ All rights reserved.

© Anika Samples 2018–2021 ✺ All rights reserved.

© Anika Samples 2018–2021 ✺ All rights reserved.