Phone: Extension - 3205
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Fine Arts in Studio Art: Drawing and Painting, University of North Texas - 2019 Intern Certificate to teach Art K-12
Ms. Samantha O'Neill
Hello Raider Family!
My name is Samantha O'Neill and I am eager to be starting my first year of teaching at Sunnyvale! Originally from Kansas, I moved to Texas with my family and boyfriend in 2016 to attend the University of North Texas. In 2019, I graduated with my Bachelors of Fine Arts in Studio Art: Drawing and Painting. A little over a year later I enrolled in iTeachTEXAS's alternative certification program. July of 2021, I joined the SHS team for their Graphic Design program.
I have been invested in the visual arts for as long as I can remember, all starting with Disney and Universal Studios animated movies. When I was in high school, I discovered digital art and immediately fell in love! Ever since then I have been drawing and illustrating in Adobe Photoshop with various Wacom drawing tablets. My interest in digital media led me to an internship recommendation for Graphic Design where I learned more about other Adobe products, such as Illustrator and InDesign.
With how prevalent technology is nowadays, there are so many opportunities and possibilities for digital art, graphic design, and illustration. As a teacher, my goal is to help students find and explore those possibilities to take their passion and make it a career.
Please feel free to contact me at any time about my classes. I'm excited to work with everyone!
[Art 1, Graphic Design 1, Commercial Photography 1]