Samuel Aman

Freelance Logo Designer & Illustrator

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Location:Andover, Massachusetts, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/samuelaman
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SAMUEL M. AMAN

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
Visual Arts Teacher specializing in art and design curriculums for middle school and secondary students.
Driven by strong classroom management, exploration of art history’s relevance, and inclusion of contemporary design
culture, Mr. Aman is a versatile instructor who is constantly evolving his pedagogy.
• Creates, plans, and presents diverse and ever-changing curriculums that consider art history in terms of its
cultural relevance and affect on the modern world
• Developed and refined techniques in both traditional and contemporary art mediums allowing for a broad
spectrum of visual problem solving opportunities for students and creativity for classroom projects
• Experience in teaching grades 6 – 12, thereby bringing a pragmatic approach to different levels of students
and their needs
• Champions open-mindedness through class participation and promotes students to encourage and support
their peers in volunteering ideas, discoveries, inquiries and creativity
• Strong classroom management, focusing on respect for the classroom environment and its organization
• Professional experience as an artist and designer allows discussion about application and execution of art &
design in the real world

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION
RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN, Providence, Rhode Island (June 2013)
Master of Teaching + Learning in Art & Design K-12
MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN, Boston, Massachusetts (June 2010)
Bachelor of Illustration
ANDOVER HIGH SCHOOL, Andover, Massachusetts (June 2006)
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STATE OF MASSACHUSETTES, VISUAL ARTS, GRADES 5-12, INITIAL (Effective October, 2013)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Essex Art Center – Lawrence, MA September 2013 – Present

Community non-profit art organization with a mission to inspire and nurture the diverse artistic potential of the Greater
Lawrence community through classroom exploration and gallery exhibitions.
Art Teacher
Providing art instruction for 4th through 8th grade students.
• Currently teaching personified illustrations of inanimate utilitarian objects to 6th -8th grade students (i.e.
a hairbrush, mailbox, etc.) Various mediums are taught and used to execute the illustrations
• Currently teaching digital painted portraits to 4th and 5th graders using state-of-the-art technology
• Encouraging and facilitating accountability, autonomy, and responsibility by teaching students to care
for art studio and computer lab
• Inspiring students to become teachers themselves by sharing techniques with one another they have
learned in class and through self-discovery
Rhode Island School of Design Graduate Program - Rhode Island Public Schools:
Glen Hills Elementary and Park View Middle School – Cranston, RI March – April 2013
Mt. Hope High School – Bristol, RI April – May 2013
A mentorship teaching opportunity for Rhode Island School of Design graduate students whereby they work closely
with esteemed alumni employed as current teachers within the Rhode Island public school system.
Student Teacher
• Planned and executed a six week curriculum for elementary, middle, and high school levels,
teaching in two separate towns
• Issued formal report card grades using personally created grading rubrics
• Created alternative learning strategies and classroom management for students with Individualized
Education Programs (IEPs)
• Developed strong professional relationships with administration and fellow faculty while honing
personal pedagogy

Mass. College of Art + Design – Boston, MA Spring Semester 2010

Leading U.S. art and design college renowned for its strong visual communications department.
Teacher Assistant, Illustration Department
• Provided formal critique to students on human anatomy illustration and art medium execution within
the Illustration Department
• Coordinated and managed classroom and studio schedules for teaching staff
• Developed and assigned formal projects to the class using personal style and techniques
• Provided live demonstrations to students on various techniques, including advanced mixed media
and collage
• Developed proper teacher-student protocol and etiquette through formal critiques,
demonstrations, and grading

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

Circles Solutions Center (Sodexo Group) – Chelmsford, MA January 2011 – June 2012
Provides a highly personalized concierge service for global partnership companies.
Research Specialist, American Express Tour Department
• Provided customer support to preferred American Express members addressing inquiries related to
international travel
• Created a diverse network of connections and resources for clientele, expediting their needs
• Mastered and managed various databases and resource tools, maintaining organization of daily
tasks and priorities.
Department of Community Services – Andover, MA Summer Season 2005-2007
Provides programing for Andover youth throughout various town locations.
Summer Camp Counselor
• Maintained responsibility for a large number of Andover youth while on the camp grounds and
during off-site field trips
• Collaborated with DCS staff to plan and execute activities on a weekly basis
• Developed and facilitated alternate creative, artistic outlets for campers who chose not to
participate in active games or sports
• Created strong camaraderie with many Andover youth who returned to the program over the years

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

Incredibly adept at using both Microsoft Windows and Macintosh OS X operating systems and the following
software packages and devices:
Adobe Creative Suite – Photoshop CS6, Illustrator CS6, and InDesign CS6
Microsoft Word and Excel
Internet and E-Mail Packages
Digital Photography using modern day DSLRs

ART EXHIBITIONS, PUBLICATIONS AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACCOLADES

University of Massachusetts Amherst Art for Social Justice Award 2011
Mass. College of Art & Design’s Illustration Degree Project Award 2010
Mark Reusch’s Black & White Illustration Booklet (Published) 2009
Mass. College of Art & Design’s ‘Type Show’ Award 2008
Greater Lawrence Educational Collaborative Visual Arts Award 2005
Andover Varsity Lettered Athlete in Gymnastics 2003-2006
Skills (2) Rating
Logo Design
Illustration