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

RIFFS + RANTS Branding
Branding and logo developed for a small music and arts studio, school and shop in regional NSW Riffs and Rants... sticker now augments with Layar
2012
Advertising, Branding, Graphic Design
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,
Digital Puppet: Bob
Digital Puppet powered by Adobe Character Animator
2017
Animation, Character Design, Illustration,
WINIFRED
Sam Maher offers you a sneak peak of an old story she's revisiting with illustrations... introducing 'Winifred'
2012
Drawing, Illustration, Writing
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,
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
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
ROYAL BALLET
Illustration studies and sketches for a children's picture book with alas no story yet!
2012
Character Design, Drawing, Illustration
WYNLEN HOUSE Interactive Rack Card
The gorgeous Bronwyn and Helen of Wynlen House Slow Food Farm and Learning Centre were invited by the Italian Slow Food Movement to their Conference in Turin in September 2016. They needed something fun and interactive, light and portable and easy to update in both omnichannel presentations and transmedia outputs, with a seamless optimised backend and a gorgeous digital interface. We wanted interaction data too, across numerous events, that could be validated within the integration by pulling data metrics across a suite of analytics tools. It also needed to look good in its print form, load digital content quickly and efficiently and have a easy-use interface to optimise experience for users with multiple digital literacy. The opportunity to test one of our new prototypes in an international and domestic territory was too good to pass up, so here is a new use of a developing interactive print/digital portal. This one is powered by Layar. Scan the front and back panels with your device and watch a video or press the buttons. Feedback is always wanted. Likewise we're always looking for Guinea Pigs wanting to do something new with brand narratives.
2016
Interaction Design, Branding, UI/UX
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
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