• Profile
  • Soulseven is the creative studio of Samuel J Soulek, who resides in the great Midwestern city of Minneapolis. I’m a multidisciplinary designer, specializing in logos, identity systems, branding, retail, packaging, print collateral, advertising, illustration and beer bottle cap crafts. Whatever the challenge, my goal is to help
    elevate 
    my employer or client's potential through smart ideas, clear speak and solid design. 
     
    I enjoy working with a team of creatively like–minded individuals, leading projects, building relationships
    with clients and working under pressure. I also believe strongly in mentoring, understanding that we have
    a responsibility to extend to others what we’ve been given.

    When I’m not “making stuff”, I spend time with my most excellent wife Natalie and our little man-child, Lincoln. 

    I couldn’t live without traveling, camping, fly-fishing, snowboarding, marathon running, mid-century modernity’s, the Swiffer®, Rock n’ Roll and Jesus Christ. 

    If you like the sounds of all this, give me a call and we’ll get things rolling. I’m sure we’ll do 
    great things together.

     
    WORK EXPERIENCE
    2013 - Current / Colle+Mcvoy (Associate Design Director)
    2012 - 2013 / mono (Creative)

    2010 - 2012 / Olson
    (Senior Designer/Art Director)
    2005 - 2010 / FAME (Senior Designer/Art Director)
    2002 - 2005 / Catalyst Studios (Print & Interactive Designer)
    2000 - 2013 / Soulseven (Sole Proprietor Creative)

    EDUCATION
    1998 - 2002 / College of Visual Arts (CVA) (BFA in Design, Graduated Magna Cum Laude)
    1996 - 1998 / Art Institute Minneapolis (Associates Degree in 3D Design & Animation)

    RECOGNITION
    AIGA MN Design Show, Communication Arts, Graphis, HOW, Print, STEP Inside Design, GDUSA, ADDY® Awards, ADFED “The Show”, Telly Awards, RAC Awards

    PUBLISHINGS
    Esquire Magazine, ArtPower – China, Creativity Design Annual, Gestalten – Germany, LogoLounge - USA, Sandu – China, Victionary – China, UnderConsideration/FPO - USA