Violet Clair Design & Illustration Studio founder Samantha Rothenberg is a New York-native, who before turning to a career in illustration, worked in fine art for several years. She holds a master's degree in Art History, and has published ground-breaking research on the topic of 19th Century Lithography. After taking several continuing education classes in fine and digital art in 2014, Samantha decided to create a line of prints and share them on social media. The overwhelmingly positive response that she received encouraged her to found Violet Clair Design & Illustration Studio in early 2015.

Oh, and her favorite sandwich is Scuttlebutt from Saltie!

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