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Samantha Barnes

Samantha (Sam) Barnes is an interactive designer, front-end web developer, and marketing technology strategist helping her clients build online experiences and marketing communications systems with a user experience and accessibility focus. Sam earned her B.F.A. from Nicholls State University with a concentration in Graphic Design. After graduation, she made her way to New Orleans as an extroverted and optimistic front-end web developer. Since then, Sam has worked alongside several agencies on brands including NOLA Motorsports, Stryker Corporation, French Market Corporation, Ochsner Health, Corporate Realty, One Canal Place, Aunt Sally’s Pralines, New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, . She has also volunteered with AIGA New Orleans for over 10 years, holding terms of office as both Communications Director and President. When Sam isn't appearing on a screen remotely, she is a parent in a neurodivergent, blended, and nerdy household. There not a topic in the world that she would not want to know more about. In 2020, Sam was awarded a Distinguished Faculty award by Tulane for her focus and dedication to student success.