Samantha Shoffner decided she wanted to be a scenic designer when she was 13 years old and has never looked back! Combining her love of performance, theatre and fine art, Samantha is a set and prop designer who received her BFA in Theatre Design and Technology with an emphasis in Scene Design from Penn State University, University Park. Now located in New York City for over five years, she spent two years at Google as the part-time Creative Designer for Facilities. Currently Samantha is freelancing in a variety of design projects in Props, painting, and Set Design. She works in areas of theatre, film, editorial and corporate.
Samantha runs an prop and set design internship program at busy times of year, occasionally year round, long and short term, or by project. If you are a student or recent graduate located in the Greater New York City Area interested in an internship with a focus on set and prop design, with the opportunity for experience in many other artistic areas, please contact Samantha via the contact page.
Associate Prop Design: Time and the Conways, The Price, Falsettos, Noises Off, China Doll, Living on Love. Broadway Prop Artisan: Time and the Conways, Fiddler on the Roof, On Your Feet, An American in Paris, The King and I, Realistic Joneses, Nice Work if You Can Get it, A Streetcar Named Desire. Assistant Projections: The Mountaintop.
Prop Design: Cendrillon (Manhattan School of Music), What We're Up Against (WP Theatre), The Three Musketeers (CTH), The End of Longing (MCC), Kid Victory (The Vineyard), Alligator (New Georges), Ride the Cyclone (MCC), Macbeth (CTH), A Better Place, Familiar (Playwrights Horizons Mainstage), Martin Luther on Trial (The Pearl), Sojourners (Playwrights Realm at Playwrights Horizons), Songbird (59e59th Theatres), The Eternal Space, The Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery of Charles Francis Chan Jr. (Soho Rep), Babes in Arms (CAP21), Travels With My Aunt (KEEN), Hard Love (TACT), Seawife (South Seaport Museum), Afganistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait (Rattlestick), Abundance, The Killing of Sister George (TACT), Til Divorce Do Us Part (Daryl Roth II), The Memory Show (Transport Group), Atmosphere of Memory (LAByrinth), Angelina Ballerina (Vital Theatre Co. Nat. Tour).
Set Design: The Great Pie Robbery (NYC Fringe), Twelfth Night (Random Access Theatre Park Tour), Stella Adler Studios, Sex on the Beach (International Studio Theatre).
Prop Design: As You Like It, Macbeth (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival), Company (dir. Hunter Foster), On Golden Pond, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Bucks County Playhouse)
Set Design: Schoolhouse Rock LIVE (State Theatre, PA), Romance, Romance (Citizen's Bank Theatre, PA). Smokey Joe's Cafe (Asst, Central PA Arts), Stagedoor Manor 2010.
Burlington Holiday Commercial, TVOne, 2017
Tell Me, Music Video, Song by Naomi Boico, Director/Screenwriter Christoph Schultz 2017
Common Ground, DNAinfo 2017
My Idle Short Film 2017
Marvel Comics Inc. Webseries 2016
Boys in the Street (Greg Holden Music Video) 2014
Prop Master: Samsung Marcel Ad (2017)
Artisan: Junction (Feature Film)
Scenic Painter: BET's Apollo Live!, Gossip Girl, 2015 Emmy Awards, Trojan Awards, 2017 CMAs.
Vince Camuto NYC store Windows design & install
Display Artisan/install: Miami Dadeland Mall Angel booth, Holiday 2015
Window Design: H & M Coachella Window, Times Square March 2015
New York City Holiday 2014: Cole Haan and Jack Spade (Design Compendium)
Ann Taylor Christmas Design Presentation 2014 (Chavez Designs)
One Hotel Miami Lighting Fixture Artisan 2014 (Chavez Designs)
Bonobos Store Layout Draftsperson, 2013
Macy's Christmas Windows 2010 (Paper Artisan for Boston, DC, Chicago, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia)
American Christmas Holiday Display Work (Bergdorf Goodman, American Eagle, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall) 2010
Department of Events Scenic Painter (Randall's Island Summer Picnic, Viacom, Amelia)
Creative Designer for Google NYC Facilities 2012-14 (Eurest at Google NYC Offices. Holiday decorations, mural design and execution, select room designs, special projects, pranks.)
Oliver NYC Boutique Window Design, 2013
Branche Exhibit Design (Javits Center International Gift Fair 2012)
Techonomy Las Vegas (Draftsperson, Lionfish Design 2012)
Bonobos (Draftsperson, store layout, 2013)
Prop Stylist Clean Colin Stark Creative 2016
Set/Prop Stylist: Under Armour® Lookbook, Fall 2015 and Winter 2016
Prop Stylist: Delta Airlines Vine (Holidays 2014, Wieden and Kennedy)
Head Up, Eyes Forward. (Christoph Schultz Presents, 2013)
Chalk Art, Commissioned Mural work, Stenciling and Sign Lettering work, Custom/commissioned canvas artwork, Wedding and event centerpieces, Charity Event volunteer, Teaching experience Ages 0-Adult.