“Colors are like my children. I like them all, but if they end up in the wrong place, doing the wrong thing, we’re going to have to talk.”
Sam’s first computer was one of those computers that didn't have the internet or games or ... really anything. It was, in his words, a glorified electric typewriter. Which isn’t to say Sam is old — it’s just that he’s been a part of the web since the beginning.
It really started with an internship for his aunt’s marketing firm, where he worked as a graphic designer and began forging his path toward digital. He did freelance websites in college. He saw the landscape shift toward the web. And he was right on the forefront.
Nowadays, he’s handling everything from user experience to front-end development and leads the design process around the office. You may even find him drawing a squid or some equally web-savvy creature around Now What? Conference time. Outside of the office, drop Sam in a forest (with mountains, if you don’t mind). Wi-Fi optional.
Connect with Sam
- Sam Otis and Corey Vilhauer
- Oct. 06 2017
On Wednesday, we were led down a path of conventions and interfaces — from the first computers, to the future of how we interact with technology — as the Sioux Falls Content + Design Group participated in Sioux Falls Design Week with a presentation by Blend’s senior designer, Sam Otis, on the past and future of graphical user interfaces (GUIs).
- Mar. 25 2015
Sam Otis talks about responsive design, the messy needs of navigation, and how we can improve the user experience of mobile devices.
- Sam Otis
- Dec. 12 2013
The design process is often shrouded in mystery. But while legends prop up the mystical “creative” and its magical design abilities, web design thrives on a much more grounded approach.
- Sam Otis
- Dec. 06 2012
At this month’s AIGA South Dakota’s Open Mouse Night, lead designer Sam Otis presented on Designing for the Responsive Web.