Hello! I am Samantha Onyx Reitnauer. I graduated from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania  in May of 2018 with a BFA in Communication Design, concentrating in Advertising and Graphic design.

I have held a few design jobs in the past year. Last summer I worked full time at Stauffer's of Kissel Hill in Lancaster County in their Marketing department as a temporary Marketing Assistant. I enjoyed working there and gaining real world experience while being given large tasks and fast due dates. I also worked as a Graphic Design intern at Hanlon Creative in Lansdale. This gave me a different experience in a design agency, rather than in-house. 

Donating my design skills to programs that need it and do good for others is something that I enjoy taking part in. I have been the Designer for the Children’s Ministry at Millersville Community Church since 2014. I have also volunteered my design skills for two years with Designathon, a 24-hour collaborative event where students create work for area non-profits, at Kutztown University and also was a team leader at Design RX, a non-profit event designing personal branding for Fine Art majors. By working with a variety of people, I learned to listen and do what the client wants, even if it is not what I would do personally. This is something I feel that young designers fresh out of school may not understand. 
Some fun facts about me, I love the color grey, glitter, and the font Onyx. I enjoy being social with almost anyone and being out and about. Fashion is a big part of my life between my own outfits, lending my clothes to friends and family, shopping, my Poshmark side hustle, and my newly created fashion instagram. I played chaser for my school's Quidditch team in college- best time ever! Also, I spend way too much time on Pinterest looking at almost anything from clothing, design, and food. I have always wanted to do something in the art field and was so lucky to fall in love with design the way that I did.
What do you do in your free time?
I enjoy socializing with the people I love a care about. Whether it is my family, boyfriend, friends, or co-workers. I am always ready to go out and so something! However, alone time is important too! 
Are you willing to relocate to outside Lancaster County?
Absolutely. I love Lancaster County, but I have been looking at cows and passing horse and buggies on the road for too long. I have lived in a small town my whole life and went to college in a small town. I think I actually am a city girl at heart. I want to see if this is true while I am young and without kids or a husband. So send me off to fun places please, I am ready!
What are your strengths? How about your weaknesses?
My strengths are communication, leadership, copywriting, and conceptual thinking. My weakness is, sometime I get swept up in a big idea and some of the little details fall through. I combat this by forcing myself to spend a few extra moments at the end of every project to double check and make sure everything is the way it needs to be. Also, lists just help me out so much! 
Do you enjoy working alone or in a team?
I enjoy working on teams where ideas get bounced off of each other and people play into one another's strengths. However, I do feel some parts of a project can be done individually and do enjoy those parts and projects as well. 
How obsessed are you with Pinterest?
Very. I spend too much of my free time on there. I have about 3,400 pins saved. But, all of my projects tend to start on Pinterest, I always create a board for every project that gets filled with inspiration. 
Is your red hair natural?
Sadly, as much as I wish it was, it is not. I am actually a brunette. 
Is quidditch really a sport? Do you fly on brooms?
Yes, quiddtch is a sport. It's a co-ed, full contact, competitive sport. I love running around and trying to tackle guys twice my size! "Muggle quidditch" follows the rules of the book pretty closely. However, we can't fly but we do run around with brooms. It is a very interesting sport to watch! Definitely check it out on youtube. 
What is your favorite TV show?
Definitely Grey's Anatomy. The drama and the romance! It is a must see if you haven't watched it. It is one of those shows that I can watch over and over again all the way through and also will cry over time and time again. If you are a fan, I am always down to talk about this wonderful show. 
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