Art- the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
The world of gaming and esports is undoubtedly one of the most influential cultural phenomena in the world today. Its reach spans to every corner of the globe and has inspired millions in the form of every medium of content and pop culture, including art. E.S.G. honors this creative expression as we feature a community of talented artists, illustrators, and creatives who have used their vast imaginations to create stunning esports/gaming art (E.S.G.).
In this edition, we look at the work of 18-year-old graphic designer/illustrator from Bangladesh, SAM.
The word brand is identified in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “a public image, reputation, or identity conceived of as something to be marketed or promoted.” Big deal to say the least, right? In a world where business, marketing, and advertising for recognition and value is everything, those with the ability to represent a brand with their ingenuity and skills are highly sought-after commodities in any profession—content creators are no exception.
At 18 years of age, Sami Mahmud, better known as SAM, has already developed a clean and refined professional style, and he has an impressive list of noteworthy content-creator clients to show for it. Whether it’s a thumbnail, banner, animation, or logo, the young designer’s resume of quality branding has established him as a blossoming creator and respectable artist. Here are just a few of his excellent works.
SAM has a history of working with a number of known esports content creators including FaZe Ewok, FaZe Mew, Grandyy, MrWhosTheBoss, Pizo, ShowOffsDHK, Happy Power, GadgetsBoy, Kiwix, and LoverOfTech.
The passion to keep making these designs comes from seeing other designers who I look up to and always trying to be better by keep creating. – SAM
Oftentimes, SAM’s work is created as fanart for his favorite content creators and streamers, but his work is so exceptional that it has frequently led to reactions, purchases, or opportunities for future work. With a portfolio full of dynamic animations as well, the young creative exhibits a versatile skill set certain to prove valuable to many in the years of his career to come.
About the Artist
Sami Mahmud, better known on socials as SAM, is an 18-year-old freelance graphic designer/illustrator from Bangladesh. He specializes in Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/After Effects/Premiere Pro/ & Procreate. With four years of experience under his belt, SAM has worked with some significant content creators including FaZe Mew, FaZe Ewok, Pizo, and GadgetsBoy, among others.
You can check out more of SAM’s creations here.