MEET SAMANTHA WOOD
Samantha Wood, better known as Sam, is the fashion designer and dress maven behind the The Dress Designer.
Samantha grew up in the Washington D.C. area. Between her seamstress of a (fairy) godmother and hobbyist sewer mom, she picked up some skills. Growing up, Samantha created anything and everything, but most loved making her own dresses. After whipping up her senior prom dress from scratch, she went off to college at Virginia Tech for real design training. Samantha managed to win Best New Designer her first year of school (2005), then Best Designer her last year (2009). After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Apparel Product Development and Merchandising Management, she spent five years in New York City gaining real industry experience in all facets of the fashion industry. From bringing dress sketches to life for well-known designers, to buying for America’s top retailers, to running innumerous marketing campaigns for big brands, she expanded her creative perspective. Samantha now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her 140-lb Rhodesian Ridgeback. She is a Product/Retail/Brand Marketing Executive by day and The Dress Designer by night.
If you're interested in working with Samantha, please fill out our contact form or e-mail your project details to Hello@thedressdesigner.com.