New print available

Hey everyone! Here is my (finally) finished piece! I would love to hear what you guys think about it.

Print is available on my etsy shop here.

Work Hard, Stay Humble


Lettering detail



New piece coming ASAP + Etsy shop – Live

Hey everybody! My newest piece will be online with in the next week! I’m very excited about it, and it’s almost finished. The entire design is drawn by hand, like the rest of my work, now I just have to clean up some unneeded lines and spots from the scan, and recolor it. Here is a peak of the sketch that the design will be based on.

"Work Hard, Stay Humble"


Also, I just launched an Etsy shop for my work. It has the same content as this site, but for those of you that prefer Etsy, here you go.

Bring it on

Update: Summers basically gone. Not the heat yet, but the freedom. School starts next Tuesday. I finally got around to working on a degree in graphic design. FINALLY some formal training! I’ve been extremely blessed and am continually amazed at how the Lord delights to bless us!


A huge thank you to my followers, and especially the people that have supported me by ordering a print from my store! Just finished another, more colorful piece, so stay tuned! Hopefully it will be available sometime next week, but with school starting, no promises. The best I can promise is that you’ll be able to see it on most of my social medias!

If you’re not already, follow me on the gram at samueldoak or on tumblr at good-american-morning.



Essay Question 1. What inspires you?

What inspires me the most is classic design from the 1950’s and the 1960’s. The lines that were used that became what we consider “classic” today, the typefaces that represented the era so well, and the color combinations all seem perfect, and remind me of an age that seemed so drastically different then the world I know. Sometimes I wish I could go back in time to study the design elements and processes that were used to create the things that people took for granted. I find inspiration in architecture, interior design and the spaces inside them, filled with the right combination of colors, artwork and furniture. If you really want to express yourself you cannot limit yourself to just one medium, and that’s why interior design inspires me, because it combines different elements.
The second thing I think of is traveling. I’ve been to both coasts and many places in between, as well as Canada and Mexico, and I try to go to a new place every chance I get. I find new cities fascinating, and draw inspiration from all of the differences in cultural norms and nuances, attitudes of the people, landscapes, and cuisine (from fine dining to street food). All these things inspire me to create something, whether it’s a design on paper or a meal, I just have to create something. I get all this energy built up inside of me and have to express it somehow. I thrive on finding new ways to express myself.
My inspiration comes from anything that I perceive as beautiful. Seeing an amazing piece of illustration, typography or design that is beautiful, makes me think of how much is possible and I see it as a challenge to see what I can do, how good my next piece can be.