FIFTEEN is always on the lookout for fresh new talent. With an expanding client roster came the need for a new designer. After an exhaustive search, we are proud to welcome Sam Lonczak to the agency. A Buffalo native and graduate of Villa Maria College, Lonczak is a self-described typeface fanatic, exploration enthusiast and optimist—as well as a lifelong artist.
“I was constantly creating as a kid. I would find random things around my house I could cut up and make into a painting or sculpture,” Lonczak recalls. She continues to mix mediums. Beyond graphic design, she works with nature photography, watercolor, and recently completed a sculptural series using cement and paper.
Sam Lonczak’s talent has been recognized beyond FIFTEEN; she had a strong showing at the 2018 ADDY Awards for her student work. Prelude is a handmade logo of layers and layers of paper, torn to show the process behind the work. Hullabaloo is a monthly box club sent to children to remind them there’s always a reason to smile. Each received a silver recognition.
Beyond art, Lonczak is an avid hiker as well as a volunteer mentor through Compeer. Her dog, Atticus, is a fixture in FIFTEEN headquarters. “I’m excited to be part of something great here,” she says. “I just want to help create beautiful things.”