Sam Holleran is an artist, writer, and educator, working at the confluence of visual art, graphic design, and civic engagement. He is interested in mobilizing popular forms of visual culture, like hand lettering, vernacular printing, model-making, and animation, to address real-life issues and explore under-examined histories. He has helped to create, curate, and produce artists books, print portfolios, installations, and public art projects.
In 2015 he is the Participatory Design Fellow with the Design Trust for Public Space, working with the Design Trust for Public Space, the Queens Museum, and NYC Parks to establish a pilot community design program: a new, replicable process for engaging park users in the design and planning processes.
Sam also works as a design educator with the Center for Architecture and the 92nd St Y in New York City, developing art, architecture, and urban design curriculum for public high school students.