About Samantha

A native Philadelphian turned Brooklynite, Samantha is known for her detailed illustrations and journal work published most recently in Buzzfeed, Instagram, and Instagram for Business. After attending The Cooper Union School of Art, Samantha spent her first few years out of college traveling Europe, and working at design firm Dinnick & Howells. Samantha then returned to New York in 1998, where she worked as an Art Director at Gerngross & Co. In 2002, Samantha opened Celandine, Inc. with partner Sanderson-Hutfilz. While leading creative for the company, she built an impressive roster of national and local clients including: The Whitney, St. Regis, Dior and more. After 9 successful years of business, both women decided to focus on their personal work and enjoy more time with their families. 

When not in the studio or wishing she could eat as much ice cream as her kids do, Samantha is experiencing the eccentric glory of New York where she draws most of her inspiration for her daily sketchjournal.

For commissions or inquiries please contact Samantha at sdb@sdionbaker.com. To see Samantha's latest work and daily sketchjounals head on over to her Instagram @sdionbakerdesign.

Photo: Angela Cappetta

✈  Based in Brooklyn, NY

Client List

The Highline Hotel, 11R Gallery, Atelier Cologne, The Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon, Lucky Peach, Kikkerland Design, Phaidon, Samsung, Coolchange, Room to Read, The Whitney Museum, The Frick Collection, Douglas Elliman, The St.Regis, Dior, and many other wonderful clients...