MISTER SAMPSON is a Los Angeles based Fine Artist, Graphic Designer and Illustrator. Originally from Syracuse, New York, Sampson has been drawing since before he knew how to read or write. At just three years old, he began by creating his own cartoon characters, and would soon graduate to portraits. It was the sophistication in TaVon’s artwork that caught the attention of his teachers, who began submitting his work in contests without his knowledge.
The welcomed attention was in stark contrast of the lack of arts education in the Syracuse school system. In fact it was several years before TaVon knew a career in the arts was an option. Even without formal training, he took it upon himself to research careers in the arts. As a high school senior, TaVon wrote a letter to himself ten years in the future, hoping he’d become a successful graphic designer.