Samantha Slade

Director of Communications



Master of Library Science, Clarion University
Bachelor of Arts, Visual Arts, Naropa University


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.

She spent most of the last decade as an independent consultant, specializing 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.