Sam is a fashion designer who brings a focus on sustainable design techniques, such as zero waste pattern drafting to his teaching. While studying at Parsons, he interned for numerous designers and design companies, including Anna Sui, Gap, and Eileen Fisher, where he contributed zero waste designs to the companies’ cut and sew lines. Immediately upon graduating, Sam was recruited to participate on the television series, Project Runway, where he placed 1st runner-up. He later competed on an All-Star edition of the series. Sam has freelanced for Macy’s and the Hamburg-based sustainable denim line Bridge & Tunnel, and now designs for private clients. He has a BA in Fashion Design from Parsons in New York City.