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Samantha Barnes

Developer and Designer

Greater New Orleans Area
Graphic Design
  1. Samantha Barnes | Design and Development
  1. AIGA New Orleans,
  2. Deep Fried Advertising, LLC,
  3. NewOrleans Tech
  1. Nicholls State University
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Samantha Barnes | Design and Development

Samantha Barnes | Design and Development

Designer and Developer

– Present

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Specialties: Web design, web development, graphic design, social media, print design, branding, front-end development, WordPress theme development and customization, illustration, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, conceptual creative work, user interface design, user experience design, strategy, usability testing


  • Web Design
  • Web Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Blogging
  • InDesign
  • Illustrator
  • Illustration
  • Photoshop
  • Strategy
  • HTML
  • CSS3
  • Front-End Development
  • Logo Design
  • Branding & Identity
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • AIGA
  • Front-end
  • WordPress
  • CSS
  • HTML 5
  • Interaction Design
  • User Interface Design
  • Typography
  • Advertising
  • Social Media
  • Photography
  • Mac
  • Graphics
  • Art
  • Layout
  • Creative Direction
  • User Experience
  • Posters
  • Art Direction
  • Dreamweaver
  • Brand Development
  • Visual Communication
  • Email Marketing
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Designer and Developer

Samantha Barnes | Design and Development
– Present (4 years 6 months)New Orleans, LA

Natalie Wells Photography, Skuba Design, Deep Fried Advertising, TwinEngine, Greater New Orleans Foundation, Vintage 329


AIGA New Orleans
(2 years 1 month)Greater New Orleans Area

Motivating and activating board members, leading the chapter to fulfill national goals and board-approved local goals.

Web Developer + Graphic Designer

Deep Fried Advertising, LLC
(1 year 1 month)New Orleans, LA

Project management, manage client expectations, web development, web design, asset management, print design, interactive design and implementation, user interface design, usability testing, cross-browser testing, HTML - HTML5, CSS-CSS3, jQuery and PHP implementation

Secretary & Project Manager

AIGA New Orleans
(2 years)Greater New Orleans Area

keeping minutes for board meetings, keeping our board members organized and on task


NewOrleans Tech
(7 months)Greater New Orleans Area

Writing articles for about local technology-related events, developments, and projects, in addition to the occasional nerdy article about gaming, design, or web development. | site currently on hiatus

Graphic Designer & Volunteer Coordinator

Mudbug Media
(1 year 1 month)

site development, CSS, HTML, web design, print design, communicating with clients on design calls and handling revisions, creating blog content, organizing company volunteer events, communicating and working with non-profits

Graphic Designer

Kwik Kopy Business Center
(6 months)

managing print jobs, designing anything and everything for print format, miscellaneous print shop duties

Ad Designer / Assistant Graphic Designer

Nicholls State University
(5 months)

designing ads for the Nicholls Worth, assisting Bruno in University Printing when needed

Graphic Assistant / Associate Designer

Sunburst Media
(7 months)

collecting morning show content for websites, assisting the maintenance of websites with graphics, designing print jobs and event campaigns

Barista / Learning Coach

Starbucks Coffee Company
(2 years 5 months)

Train fellow baristas on changing company expectations and standards, uphold coffee and beverage standards, assist and advise customers on purchases and pairing beverages with their needs and tastes, training customers on machines available for purchase, handling cash funds, retail merchandising, seasonal store design and assembly

Lab Monitor

Nicholls State University
(9 months)

basic operation, maintenance, and shutdown of Mac G5 computers, watch over all Talbot Hall Art Department labs, be a chaperone to student artists using the labs

Game Advisor

EB Games
(5 months)

advised people on game purchases, tested video games

Assistant Manager

Domino's Pizza
(1 year 9 months)

I was hired on as a CSR, became an excellent makeline worker, moved on to slapping out pizzas and handling a Friday night rush on our oven with ease. After my manager and best friend confessed his feelings for me, we decided to part ways professionally, so we could move further in our personal relationship. I later was rehired in Thibodaux for the fall semester, but had to leave because of my college schedule.

Parts Specialist

O'Reilly Auto Parts
(4 months)

This was a short interim job between high school and college. I moved on because Domino's PIzza asked me to return for higher wages.


Nicholls State University

  • Bookbinding
  • Graphic Design
  • Creative Writing
  • Campaigns
  • Beginning Printmaking
  • Beginning Photography (film)
  • Figure Drawing
  • New Media : After Effects
  • New Media : Flash
  • New Media : Web


Nicholls State University

BFA, Graphic Design

• presided as President of the Nicholls Student Chapter of AIGA 2008-2010
• first place for Poster Design and first place for Typography in 2008 Student Juried Exhibition
• honorable mention for book design in 2008 and 2009 Student Juried Exhibition
• first place for Poster Design in 2010 Student Juried Exhibition

Activities and Societies: Nicholls Student Chapter of AIGA, Kappa Pi Art Fraternity

Morgan City High School

High School Honors, Magna Cum Laude - Honors Diploma

Honors & Awards

• TOPS Scholarship - Honors tier

• First Place in Poster Design at the 2008 and 2010 Nicholls State University Student Art Juried Exhibition

• First Place in Publication Design at the 2008 Nicholls State University Student Art Juried Exhibition

• Merit Award in Promotional Design at the 2009 AIGA NOLA Design Awards (submitted a 10-second television spot)



Sustaining Member; New Orleans chapter President, Secretary and Project Manager
– Present

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Content Editor and Interactive Specialist

AIGA New Orleans
– Present (2 years 4 months)Arts and Culture

I write articles, edit content, and help maintain the national-developed, local chapter website. I also assist with email communications occasionally.

Opportunities Samantha is looking for:

Causes Samantha cares about:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Children
  • Civil Rights and Social Action
  • Education
  • Human Rights
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Services

Organizations Samantha supports:

  • AIGA
  • AIGA New Orleans
  • NewOrleans Tech

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