James Sample, Jr.

Senior Designer

Obstacles are opportunities. Seek criticism. Lose your ego. Learn from your mistakes.

Background

I was raised in Accomack, Virginia on the Eastern Shore of Virginia by a father who was an army veteran and entrepreneur and a mother who was a state food service employee. While attending Virginia Tech I discovered my affinity for Graphic Design and began to dabble as a freelancer. I moved to the DC area in 2009, where I worked as a contracted graphic designer in an array of industries including: advertising, non-profit, education and politics.

First Job

I worked with my father who owned a plumbing and electrician company, Sample & Sons Plumbing and Electric.

Guiding Principles

Everything in this world comes with obstacles—you just have to believe you're worth the sacrifice.

Inspiration

My parents. They gave me the essential tools and knowledge to deal with all the adversity we face in life.

Outside Interests

Cooking and Cars

Favorite Song

Nothing Matters - DeAngelo

Favorite Band

The Roots

Favorite Sport/sports Team

Baltimore Ravens

Favorite Food

Blue Crabs, Fried Fish, and Bacon

Indulgence

Sneakers

Hometown

Accomack, Virginia