Sam Houston

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Where are you from?

I moved around a lot growing up, but I went to highschool in Kitchener, Ontario. I moved to Toronto in 2014 and currently reside in Parkdale.

What do you do?

I’m a student at OCAD University majoring in Publications. I also work retail on the side.

What is your dream creative project? 

I have many … but one would be to shoot and creative direct a campaign for a fashion brand. I have a vast archive of fashion campaigns dating back to the early 90’s. I’m interested in the current role of the fashion campaign in mass media and how it can communicate a lifestyle/ideology and sell a product simultaneously.

What's your strategy for creative block?

My strategy for overcoming creative block is to go for a run. I’m fortunate to live up the street from Lake Ontario, so I usually run along the lakefront when I need clear my head. I feel meditative while I’m running and I always return to my work with a fresh perspective.

What are your top 5 songs of the moment? 

I’ve Got Feelings Too - Retina Set

Beyonce’s Hammock - Chino Amobi

I Think I Am - SKY H1

Limerence - Yves Tumor

Scared of Beautiful - Brandy

Where can we find you on a Friday night? 

At my apartment cooking dinner, smoking weed and unwinding. Or doing just that at my boyfriend’s apartment in Montreal.