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Samantha Slade

Director of Communications

Pronouns: She/Her


  • M.L.I.S. in Library Sciences: Clarion University
  • B.A. in Contemplative Visual Arts: Naropa University
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About Samantha Slade

Samantha Slade is RFA’s Director of Communications. She has over 15 years experience in web and visual design, with extensive training in fine arts, digitization, user interface design and working with primary source material. Her extensive experience in higher education includes communications for admissions and advancement offices, as well a faculty-level appointment as an academic librarian.

Slade has deep experience in communications and design for national and local nonprofits and universities. Professional freelance projects ranged from comprehensive website design, to branding and identity, to collateral for special events, to fundraising campaigns, and beyond. Her work is firmly rooted in an ongoing quest for authentic expression, and she believes that information carries more value in our visual culture when it is presented cleanly and elegantly. She is currently working on a brand refresh for the organization.

  • A fun fact about me is....

    I am currently working on a graduate certificate in Illustrated Journalism and Memoir through the New School.

  • I can't stop talking about...

    The positive mental and physical benefits of acupuncture!

  • I'm a real nerd about...

    Supporting independent musicians.