I’m Sam Dubeau. (*cue digital handshake)
I am a graphic designer, illustrator, and calligrapher currently stationed in Toronto, Ontario. Much of my time is dedicated to the conceptualization and production of design goods, creative development for businesses, and leading workshops within the city focused on hand lettering and calligraphy skills. For a closer look at my workshops and stationery offerings related to weddings and special events, visit Have & Hold Design.
“How did you end up here?” you might ask.
Since I was small, I’ve been exploring creative activities from colouring books to music lessons, to using my grandmother’s sewing machine. After graduating high school with an Arts Plus Certificate, pursuing a design degree seemed to be the next natural step. I attended the York/Sheridan Joint Program in Design and continued to delve into a variety of art forms ranging from video editing to book binding. Over the years, my work has exhibited a strong connection to handmade objects and processes, but my love affair with pixels never faded. Thus began the pursuit to achieve a beautiful balance between digital and physical.
Whether I’m playing with pixels or paper, my heart is fullest when I am creating.
I’ve felt fortunate and flattered to be highlighted on popular blogs such as DesignWorkLife, Creature Comforts, Apartment Therapy, Style Me Pretty, and Swiss Miss, as well as published in Weddingbells, Uppercase, Sweet Magazine, and I Heart Stationery.