I’m Samantha Vassallo (pronounced Vuh-sigh-yo), but you can call me Sam.

Currently I teach 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. I work 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 inspiration comes in many forms; from music and movies, a good day, a late night, my dreams, and the people that surround my daily life.


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

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