DOROTHY 
character doll made from reclaimed and remnant fabrics
The Dorothy Doll is Sam Maher's homage to the 1920's and, truth be told, Dorothy Parker.
Her face is one-of-a-kind, hand embroidered and suits her personality as does her dress.

Each doll is designed and handcrafted in Australiafrom a variety of reclaimed materials, fabric swatches, surplus fabric, ribbons, cord, lace and other fabrics and textiles.Between 40cm and 50cm long she weighs approximately 150g to 200g 
Custom designs and requests always welcome

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Other Projects

Digital Puppet: Bob
Digital Puppet powered by Adobe Character Animator
2017
Animation, Character Design, Illustration,
ICONOCLASH
ICONOCLASH is a series in development. The series consists of short-form animated content pieces, that will be assembled fit-for-purpose, for broadcast, narrowcast, social, online and mobile, digital out of home, augmented reality and interactive print applications.
2017
Character Design, Digital Art, Animation,
COAT OF ARMS
Introducing the characters of the Australian Coat of Arms...
2012
Cartooning, Drawing, Illustration
HERE select frames
A selection of frames from HERE a tappable story created using Tapestry
2013
Digital Art, Storyboarding, Writing
WINIFRED
Sam Maher offers you a sneak peak of an old story she's revisiting with illustrations... introducing 'Winifred'
2012
Drawing, Illustration, Writing
Meet Joanie - Mixamo/Fuse Test 2
JOANIE_SAM_MAHER_FUSE_MIXAMO_TEST_2 Quick test of this new Adobe Fuse (Preview) and the Mixamo collaboration (?), Fun and easy, I'm sure once I figure out how to add my own textures I'll be happy and content!
2016
Character Design, Computer Animation, Digital Art
Augmenting WINIFRED
WIP of an Augmented Reality adaptation of my Winifred stories. This will expand as the experiment/ project continues.
2015
Creative Direction, Digital Art, Interaction Design
TILLY CHARACTER DOLLS
Knitted and crochet dolls from 100% new wool (new reclaimed and end of line tapestry wools) with vintage lace and embroidered doily dresses. Each one unique and handmade in Australia.
2012
Character Design, Crafts, Toy Design
Branding: Sam Maher
I wanted to create a new identity for my producing and writing activities. I went with postcards because I love receiving mail and with the rise of digital - rarely do; and then I augmented them. My business card I experimented with Aurasma and postcard with Layar.
2014
Branding, Icon Design, Illustration
LOVE at Altenburg
My aim for this group show was to engage with my potential new audience, get some feedback at targeted events, and to test technology requirements and feasibility of interactive entertainment and illustration reaching mass adoption in locations compromised by poor connectivity.
2016
Illustration, interactive design, works on paper,
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