Samuel Berk

Samuel Berk

Champaign, IL, US



My grandfather started my journey into architecture and design.  A carpenter by profession, he built built two of the homes that he lived in.  The first blueprints I ever saw was for one of his own houses.

I attended the University of Illinois for undergraduate studies, and received a Bachelor's of Science degree in Architectural Studies.  I went on to get my masters at UIUC as well, graduating in May of 2016.

My studies were focused on sustainable design and technologies but gained proficiency in many skills and design programs. 



The Hub of Champaign, Champaign, IL, US, Head of Graphic Design, Junior Manager

Head of Graphic Design
Create and market media to promote and grow business in both digital and analog mediums. Design flyers, diagrams, maps, menus, and promotions with a strong comprehension for scale and crisp execution.

Instruct and organize front and back of house labor. Contact and negotiate with contractors, distributors, and specialists for goods and services.

Engage and train a new staff for the premiere of a small business. Integrate any new hirees to the staff and business culture. Create and uphold business service standards.

Sep 2016 - Jan 2017

Best Western Steeplegate Inn, Davenport, IA, US, Server

Excel at providing customer service whether it be serving tables, taking room service, or even catering. Representing the Best Western brand with poise and confidence.

Jun 2013 - May 2014

U.S. Army Langenbruck Center, Vilseck, DE, Shift Leader, Barista

The Langenbruck Center was a recreation spot on a U.S. Army post located next to the German town of Vilseck. I passed a full, government background check and was officially employed by the United States Department of Defense.

Shift Leader
Liable to open and close a U.S. government owned facility for operations.

Experiment with and create various coffee based beverages for men and women personnel of armed forces of the U.S. and allied nations.

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, US, Masters, Architecture

Aug 2014 - May 2016

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2008 - May 2013

Areas of Specialization