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      I’m a visual communications designer caring for communities through conscientious research, meaningful interactions, and well-made things.





01

The Fourth Door


Born from beloved Pittsburgh theater the Manor, the Fourth Door reimagines the Manor’s fourth auditorium as a space for experimentation and community gathering.

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2023



creative direction, motion graphics


02

Off Beat: Local Music on Wheels


Off Beat is a no tech design concept that repurposes underutilized neighborhood spaces and transforms them into venues for live performance to connect local musicians and listeners right in their own cities and neighborhoods.

Coming soon.

2024



creative direction, motion graphics,
design research, print

03

Minor Gestures


An illustrated and typography-focused print book exploring power in design, the concept of the design mind as a public resource, and collective iteration as an act of community care.

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2022

print, design theory


04

Post Disaster Communication in East Palestine, Ohio


We researched the politics of trust and information sharing in the context of community recovery from environmental disasters and built an artifact to lessen the disconnect between the community and information holders.

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2023

design research, strategy




05

Weave


Weave connects people who use drugs with trustworthy information and resources while supporting their agency and protecting their privacy.

Coming soon.

2024

product design



06

Totally Wired!



An experimental typeface born from finding letterforms in the wild.

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2023

exploration, type design




07

Amnesty International Poster Series


A poster series designed for Amnesty International’s fight against human rights abuses.

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2023

print



08

100 Colors Library


A 100 day practice exploring color as a tool for design.

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2022

exploration, web



2019 - now

visual identity, print, web


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The Bits


Experiments, exploration, the bits, etc. from freelance and course work.

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© Sam Colavecchio 2024

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