Sam Furphy

All about me

I’m Sam Furphy, a young graphic designer who resides in Victoria, Australia. I am an Australian native who was born in Melbourne on February 12, 1989. Although I’ve lived in Australia for my entire life, I’ve been out of the country many times. I’ve been to the United Kingdom and many other parts of Europe (Spain, Sweden, Germany, France and Italy), for example. I’ve also been to the United States, Thailand, Singapore and even the UAE (United Arab Emirates). View my full Bio here

I work in the heart of Melbourne at an established boutique digital marketing firm. Our agency specialises in helping businesses create online presences. We do a lot of identity branding work for companies. My job, of course, is to provide clients with high-quality graphic design services. I enjoy my position immensely. I find it particularly fun and rewarding to be able to create brand new logos for our firm’s clients. I like being able to use my creative streak whenever possible. It makes me feel valued, satisfied and fulfilled in so many ways. I even have my own blog

I do enjoy working as a graphic designer. That’s not an exaggeration. I’ve been wondering lately if that’s truly what I want to do for the rest of my life. I still have decades to go, if I’m lucky, and permanence is truly quite a scary thing. I’m not 100 percent certain if I’m too thrilled about being a graphic designer for the rest of my life and never trying anything else. I’m also uncertain where exactly I want to live. I love Melbourne. I love its energy. I love its people. I love how extraordinarily beautiful it is. That doesn’t mean that I’m not curious about moving to other places, though. The world is a big place. I sometimes feel a bit isolated when I don’t travel. I have a lot of friends and family members who have made big moves abroad. Many of them absolutely love it, too.

If I did move abroad, that doesn’t necessarily mean that I wouldn’t ever return home to my beloved Australia. I’d of course visit my parents and closest friends at least once or twice a year. I’d probably even consider moving back home after a year or two away. It’s impossible to know what my plan would be until I actually relocated, however. I’m not really one to speculate.

If I moved out of Australia, I’d probably head either to the United States or to Europe, probably the United Kingdom. I’ve been to both places and really enjoyed them. I visited London for one summer when I was a teenager. I absolutely adored the energy and vitality of the city. Although London is practically 24 hours away from Australia on the plane, I feel strangely at home there. That may be due to the fact that my mother’s parents were born there. The whole nation seems strangely familiar and close to me. When I stayed in London for the summer, I was in the Notting Hill area. I can’t tell you much I miss those days’ The word ‘missing’ actually is quite an understatement.

The United States piques my interest, too. I love New York City almost as much as I love London. New York City, like London, is fast-paced. It’s unpredictable. It’s full of thrills. It’s full of different types of people. I love walking down the street in the middle of Manhattan and hearing countless different languages pass me by. I love hearing the sounds of American English, United Kingdom English, Puerto Rican Spanish, Chinese, Turkish, French, Italian and Vietnamese, for example. I love seeing people wear all different types of fashions. New York truly is a great place for people who are interested in fashion. When I was in New York, I’d often sit in Central Park for hours at a time simply gazing at what people were wearing. I’d guess what they were doing. I’d guess where they were going. I’d guess what types of jobs they had. I sometimes even guessed what their names were. I never denied being quite a silly person!

All I’m saying is that I’m at a big of a crossroads in life. I’m not 100 percent sure what I want to do about my career. I’m not 100 percent sure what I want to do about my living arrangements. I’m also not 100 percent sure about settling down. I haven’t had a serious girlfriend in quite some time now. I’ve just been too busy. I’ve been too scared to commit as well. My last serious relationship ended about a year and a half ago. It didn’t end too well, either. My girlfriend was constantly annoyed with me because she felt that I spent too much time working. She felt that I just didn’t pay enough attention to her. Since she didn’t think that I was fully devoted to the relationship, we broke things off. I occasionally think about her but I know deep in my heart that we’re just not a good match. If I’m going to be in a relationship with someone, it has to be someone who has a deep understanding of my drive in life. It has to be someone who is just as motivated and ambitious as I am. Luckily, I think there are quite a few women who are.

Note I am not the Sam Furphy which is involved with Furphy’s Foundry in Shepparton, Victoria. I get asked that all the time! Contact me here