Hey, I’m Sam.
I’ve been working in the tech industry since the early ’00s, in a variety of roles. A sort of Jack-of-all-trades, if you will. A T-shaped person. Specialization is for insects, right?
I’m easily distracted, is what I’m saying.
Front-end Web Development
Community + Support
A few years ago, I grabbed a metaphorical blender and tossed in my development experience, a dash of wit, and a deep-seated need to make everyone like me, then poured out a community and support smoothie. I help people, solve problems, and help people solve problems at places like Dribbble, Cotton Bureau, and The Noun Project. I had the privilege of speaking about the importance of community management at Refresh Boston in 2013.
But don’t take my word for it.
Even though I’m a developer through and through, the @dribbble newsletter is still my favorite one I get.— Ben Johnson (@benbjohnson) June 28, 2013
@dribbble yours is the only newsletter I actually read from top to bottom— Atakan Seçkin (@atakanseckin) July 25, 2013
If you’ve noticed that the tweets around here have gotten even f̶u̶n̶n̶i̶e̶r̶ punnier, you have @samuelfine to thank for it.— Cotton Bureau (@cottonbureau) April 21, 2015
(I didn’t write that tweet myself, promise.)
Side projects are my excuse for designing logos and icons, like these ones:
I ran a Kickstarter campaign to build Newbee, a product to make life easier for new parents. It failed, but through a series of fortunate and bizarre events, I had the chance to promote it on ABC’s Good Morning America. GMA has over 5 million viewers each day, on average, so I think it’s safe to say I’ll never be seen by so many people at one time ever again. Heavy.
I have two iPhone apps on the App Store: Faraday, a minimal agenda app, and Etta, an intuitive timer. Both are quite outdated and in desperate need of attention, but I can’t bear to retire them yet. Still holding out hope I’ll be able to scrape together time to give them a fresh coat of paint and bring them into the modern, post-3.5" device era.
Like I said: distractable.