Samantha Dion Baker graduated from Cooper Union in New York and spent more than twenty years as a graphic designer working with many iconic institutions including The Whitney Museum of American Art, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, Christian Dior, The Frick Collection, and The Shaker Museum. Now Baker draws upon her experience as a graphic designer to feed her daily journal pages, which have been featured on Instagram, Buzzfeed, and DesignMilk, and inspired her books Draw Your Day and the Draw Your Day Sketchbook, published in August 2018 by Watson Guptill/Penguin Random House. Her illustration clients include Gloria Steinem, Penguin Random House, The Highline Hotel, Blackwing, Atelier Cologne, and Kikkerland Design. Her self-published daily sketchjournals are on permanent collection at The Morgan Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Originally from Philadelphia, Baker lives in Brooklyn Heights with her husband and two boys.

Literary Agent: Present Perfect Dept

Illustration Agent: Lindgren & Smith m:  p: 212.397.7330

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Photo: Angela Cappetta

✈  Based in Brooklyn, NY



Gloria Steinem, Penguin Random House, The Highline Hotel, Blackwing, Atelier Cologne, The Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon, R & Company, Lucky Peach, Kikkerland Design, Phaidon, Samsung 837, Coolchange, Room to Read, The Whitney Museum, The Frick Collection, Douglas Elliman, The St.Regis, Dior, The Good Batch, One Girl Cookies, Wine Spectator Magazine, Experience Life Magazine, Great Jones Spa, MilkMade, The Merritt Bookstore, and many other wonderful clients... 


"Her distinctive style of artmaking, which she describes as “playful storytelling with words and pictures,” showcases the interplay of her work in typography, design, and illustration.

/  The Met magazine /