Sam Schick.
Sam Schick portrait

I am a writer, designer and maker of useful, characteristic & beautiful . Currently I'm the design director of Neversink where I'm working to make of so many things more resonant, worthwhile experiences.

A Few Things I've Made

The Pantry, Seattle

The Pantry

Website, Identity

Hayden Flour Mills




Website Redesign

Rachel's Ginger Beer

Rachel's Ginger Beer

Packaging, Identity

The Sexton, Seattle

The Sexton

Postcards, Print Identity

Marge Granola

Marge Granola

Website, Packaging,
Business Development

Event Experience

Event Experience

Website Redesign

Annie and Amber Moopes

Annie & Amber

Laser-Cut Wedding Invitations!

Raymond Carver-Where I'm Calling From

Raymond Carver

Outerwear for Books

Book Larder

Book Larder

Print Collateral

Molly Wizenberg Business Cards

Molly Wizenberg

Letterpressed Business Cards

Since 2007, I've run Neversink, the full-service design strategy firm I founded just to take a handful of good businesses to national market, design a number of websites that draw international attention, and see how many different package designs, hand-painted signs, and lunch trucks I can get featured in magazines or on The Mindy Project.

In general, I've focused on practicing true user experience design: resonant, warm design experiences that (strive to) earn their space in the public commons by respecting the intimacy of engagement, that view touchpoints as genuine opportunities for rewarding relationships.

    A Few Things True

  1. My first on-the-clock job was at a car wash, when I was 9, but my first job out of high school was with US Naval Intelligence.
  2. After two decades of aspiring to do so, I at last became an Honorable Shellback, Son of Neptune, etc., crossing the equator by ship while studying climate change for NASA.
  3. The most contented I've ever been at work was while managing & importing literature for some of the best bookstores across Europe, all from my office (and bedroom) at Massolit.

Be in touch?


  1. It's true.
  2. The sense of responsibility, as per Conrad (in the preface to a work of his that shall not be named): "A work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line. And art itself may be defined as a single-minded attempt to render the highest kind of justice to the visible universe, by bringing to light the truth, manifold and one, underlying its every aspect."
  3. Tracing global biogeochemical cycles and meridional overturning circulation with a focus on chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM), I worked toward the calibration of geostationary and polar-orbiting satellites measuring chlorophyll levels in the Pacific Ocean.
  4. Including Shakespeare and Company, Shakespeare and Sons (unrelated), and a handful of other legendary booksellers from Santorini to Stockholm.
  5. The portrait at top was made by the great Tom DesLongchamp.