Hey! I’m Samantha Vassallo (pronounced Vuh-sigh-yo), but you can call me Sam.
I'm a Latina illustrator currently teaching English in Japan but I was born and raised in the Hudson Valley of New York. I studied at Lesley University of Art and Design where I received my BFA in illustration in 2018. 
My inspiration, in its simplest form, is my every day life and the people or events that surround it, which manifests in my work that consists of the stresses of routine days and escapism. I enjoy working in traditional and digital forms, but as of late, the ease and the endless possibilities of using a digital medium has given my work a new life! 

My other interests include: drinking a good cup of coffee, taking walks around town, finding thrift and antique stores, anything with mangoes, watching movies/documentaries/series, and spending time with my loved ones.

You can support me/commission me here and shop my current work here! You can also contact me through any of the little icons below: