Sam is a Brooklyn-based illustrator.
He has worked with celebrities, publications, and corporations worldwide. His work and clients range from magazine covers and editorial illustrations for Game Informer, Variety, Rolling Stone, Der Spiegel, Smithsonian, Gawker, and the Wall Street Journal, promotional and advertising imagery for Progressive, National Geographic, Angry Birds, Netflix, FX Network, Cinemax, Bioware, Gearbox Software, and Tomb Raider, among others, conceptual art for the game industry, cover art and branding for the music industry with music labels such as Universal, Warner, EMI, Def Jam, album art for Janelle Monáe, Wale, Waka Flocka Flame, All Time Low, Ty Dolla Sign, Cash Cash, Childish Gambino, and Logic, movie posters for Sundance winning Best Documentaries and Bollywood films, Theatre posters and key art for The Broadway release of Tony-award winning plays such as A Long Day's Journey Into Night and All The Way as well as personally commissioned artwork and private portraiture for celebrities, athletes, and Fortune 500 CEOs, medical illustrations for The American Association of Cancer Research, with tour bus wraps, stage design, merchandise, book covers, websites, logos, advertising concepts, and everything in between.
His work has been featured on PBS, Yahoo, Imagine FX, Complex, Forbes, NME, Pitchfork, Maxim, The Daily Dot and MTV. His technique is built off of classical oil-painting training -- translated to the fast-paced digital world.
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The Clio Awards
Universal Music Group
Childish Gambino/Donald Glover
All Time Low
Ty Dolla Sign
American Association for Cancer Research
and many others.
"I Love his work."
Grammy, Oscar, & Golden Globe Award Winning Musician
"Brilliant. A gift to the world."
Grammy nominated recording artist & Cover Girl
"Sam Spratt, you are brilliant! A lot of great artists, but you are by far the best -- You are an incredible talent my friend."
Emmy Award Winning Actor for Breaking Bad
"Sam Spratt's work is %$!#ing awesome"
Creative Director at Adobe
"Sam was the obvious choice based solely on his skills as an artist, but it was his understanding of the subject, speed, and attention to the tiniest of details that left me in awe of his ability."
Editor in Chief at Game Informer
"Pop-Culture's Digital DaVinci"
by Zach Swickey
"The next Drew Struzan"
Center for NFL Carolina Panthers
"The talented artist, Sam Spratt, is the genius behind my Dwight-meets-bear [painting]"
Actor for NBC The Office
"Spratt is a creative monster, who we'll be seeing on every magazine cover, on billboards and in ads for four decades to come."
Writer for Nieman Journalism Lab
"Sam took on exactly the mindset of our tour, and expressed it visually, and perfectly. He effectively drew the spirit of the bus, and captured the audacity and humor which were the keynotes of our time on the road. Once we realized we were going with an illustration for our 55-foot canvas on wheels, there was never a question as to who would create it. Sam Spratt's warped mind was just what we needed to set the visual tone for the whole tour. The bus turned heads everywhere we went."
-Joe McNally and David Hobby
World Leaders in Flash Photography