Samantha Perkins spends her days at her computer, writing and teaching for the online program as online class coordinator. When Samantha joined the Academy faculty in June 2013, she had already been teaching graphic design and architecture for nearly 10 years.
She has worked across design industries and the academic landscape as an in-house graphic designer for University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, as well as working as an environmental graphic designer at Catt Lyon Design of Cincinnati and an architectural designer at DSGN Associates of Dallas.
Recently, Samantha obtained her MFA in Graphic Design from the Academy, focusing her thesis materials on the use of context and behavior in the development of wayfinding educational materials. Her efforts have earned design accolades from the Society of Environmental Graphic Designers and national recognition from the Interior Design Educators Council. Her thesis findings have been presented at conferences for both organizations, as well as to students at both Miami University (Ohio) and the University of Cincinnati School of Design.