Sami has a soft demeanor—and a damn dirty sense of humor. In 2009, she graduated from the IDEA program from Capilano University in Vancouver, Canada, with a diploma in graphic design and illustration. Since then, she’s been obsessed with traditional calligraphy and blackletter. To teach herself how to draw beautiful letters, Sami started an Instagram account called @prettybadwords. She hones her lettering skills every day by writing funny, often offensive thoughts in gorgeous, ornate lettering and calligraphy which has now led her to publishing her very first book called "Please don't do Coke in the Bathroom". Currently, she is working full time as a senior designer at Toolbox Design in Vancouver. She’s also doing a lot of internal work to overcome her crippling fear of peacocks and geese (those bitches best chill). Sami's never actually done coke in the bathroom.


Awards —

CMYK Magazine
Applied Arts
The Dieline


Client List —

Granville Island Public Market
Granville Island Brewing
Arts Umbrella
Steel & Oak
Lighthouse Brewing
Mahony & Sons
Hawksworth Restaurant
Tagine Beverly Hills
Carver's Steakhouse
BC Hydro
Shaw Cable
Great Western Brewing
Harbour Centre
The James Hotel
Joey Restaurants
Ivanhoé Cambridge