Bio

Samuel Farrand is a US Digital Artist, Illustrator, Graphic Designer and Product Designer raised in NH and currently residing in the Lake Champlain region of upstate New York, with his wife and two children. Sam has done commissioned graphic design work at a international level and has been the senior designer on several branding projects across the globe as well as Senior Designer/Art Director for several major Music and Arts Festivals across the North Eastern United States. He has been featured well over 50 Music and Arts Festivals worldwide, works with and has joined with many of the most respected long-standing organizations and affiliates in the Transformational Arts movement and has designed almost every product imaginable from designer bed sets, hats, and fashion tees to accessories, holograms, hydration paks, and even magic carpets...

Beginings
Sam started exploring the digital medium in 2002 after he first discovered Adobe Photoshop 7.0 and then in 2004 shortly after he discovered Adobe Illustrator he decided to adopt the digital medium as a means of creative expression. His early works would have hints of inspiration by artists such as MC Escher, Victor Moscoso, Wes Wilson and Salvador Dali. In 2008 Sam took his art further and enrolled into Chester College a private art school located outside of Manchester, NH where he would pursue his BA in Graphic Design

Education
It is at Chester College where Sam would spend countless hours participating in brutal critiques and taking intensive classes in art and design history and theory. Having being educated in art history Sam was able to come up with his own unique artistic style. Drawing his inspiration from ancient and contemporary culture, sacred geometry, spirituality, fantasy and nature, Sam weaves his inspirations by representing them through patterns rooted in fractal, recursive or logarithmic mathematics. Sam has developed the technical skill to weave several inspiring thoughts into one another so that in the end what lies before the viewer is a complex composition that resembles a dreamscape in which fantastical imagery, geometry and vivid colors are interwoven with one another.

Professional Career
Sam launched his work publicly at his successful art opening "Resonance" in Spring of 2012. With the rise of social networking being a new creative outlet for artists, early on Sam was able to establish a few important contacts which would play a very important part in exposing his art to the art world that Sam was about to tread course in. Only after 3 weeks of his art opening Sam's work went national having his second show one week later at an event in San Francisco, which was put on by famous visionary artist Alex Grey. The following week his work would be shown in Los Angeles. In Fall of 2012 Sam curated and directed his first art gallery in Boston featuring several upcoming and established national and international visionary artists. 2013 showed a lot of promise for Sam when he was invited to project his work to an audience of over 10,000 people on New Years Eve in Berlin, Germany. 2 months later his video project "Sacred Energy Aumetry" (SEA) was performed live for the first time in Mexico City at an international VJ conference presented by his video co-creator Nexus Visions (Ferdinand Real). The video taken from that performance went viral on youtube and received over 68,000 views in just a few days.

All through out 2014 Sam had shown his work at Music and Arts festivals and private parties from all over the US, as well as making a presence with his art at a handful of international festivals, this large exhibit of his work has helped Sam establish a world wide audience. In the first quarter of 2015 Sam had his art featured on Fox News gracing the cover of Best-Selling author, Chris Kilham's "The Ayahuasca Test Pilots Handbook." During The summer Sam was invited to a handful of Music and Arts festivals to feature his art. In the Autumn Sam's work was projected alongside Internationally known music producer Tipper by respected VJ Jonathan Singer and was featured as the monthly artist on various art-related websites. Sam's social media fanbase also nearly grew triple in size with the release of his neo-persian styled tapestry dubbed "The Lumindala Tapestry" which had been seen by over a million people in just a few months, exposing him as a respected contemporary product designer.

Having and maintaining a strong understanding in art and design history throughout his career, Sam continues to strive to redefine what it means to be a digital artist in the 21st century and is eager to challenge the rules that conventional design, art theory and principles has to offer. To find out and learn more about Sam's latest projects and his involvement in the Transformational Arts movement be sure to visit his website samuelfarrand.com or follow him on your favorite social media platform