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Samantha Curcio


Samantha Curcio is an illustrator who also animates a little, from Melbourne/Naarm, with 10+ years of experience.

Her illustration is bold, bright, fun, cheeky and colourful. She enjoys bringing humour and expression into her work and using the simplest way possible to convey a clear illustrated message.

Some clients she’s worked with are: Sweet Mickie, Tsuno, Destination Gold Coast, Owl Crate, Deliveroo, Real Estate Australia, Ray White, Small Business Victoria, City of Casey, Melbourne University, Spicy Web, City of Melbourne.  Her illustration work was shortlisted for 2018 AGDA award and she’s exhibited at both Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles, and Spoke Art in NYC.

Her gifs on Giphy have also been viewed over 90 million times (woah)!

Why is Locker Room Important to you?

I think it’s so important to be a champion for women-led initiatives and involve myself in projects that create conversation around female empowerment and women’s safety. I try to explore these topics in my own work too and am quite open about my own experiences, so creating something for this show was a no-brainer.

Is there a topic or issue that you wished we all talked about more openly?

I think most things should be discussed openly and confidently in regards to women and women’s safety. I know in some circumstances the very thought of speaking up can be very tricky or even dangerous for some women. There shouldn’t be any topics that we feel ashamed or embarrassed to discuss, because there’s always someone out there who is going through or experiencing something similar who can benefit from knowing they’re not alone.

What does success look like to you?

I think being happy, healthy (mentally and physically), doing what you love and being supported by your peers is a pretty nice place to be.

What's something you'd like to see in your dream locker room?

Free period products, unlimited amounts of Aesop products and why not throw some Haigh’s choccy frogs in there too?

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