Samantha Knowles

Ontario, Canada ♦

Samantha Knowles is a freelance artist specializing in digital illustration and pixel art.

She currently works as a sprite artist for GaiaOnline but has also done work for OniPress in the past and is always looking for new opportunities!



Pixel Art


Sprite Artist

Gaia Online

  • Created original character designs and corresponding sprite assets.
  • Produced illustrations and other art assets.
  • Animated sprite assets for 'Lake Kindred' game.
  • Worked within strict deadlines to meet release schedule.
  • Handled production and database entry of sprite assets.
  • Provided bug checking and fixes in response to team lead and user feedback.

August 2015 - Present

Game Board Illustrator


  • Created board game assets to match original artist/author's style for "Aquicorn Cove"
  • Created assets included the main board backgrounds as well as game tiles and other cards.
December 2018 - March 2019

Flat Colorist


  • Created easy to use color files for comic production.
  • Met deadlines to ensure pages were available in advance of release.

November 2017 - Present

Freelance Illustrator

  • Created custom and premade characters and artwork for a wide variety of non-commercial clients.
  • Self-employed, advertised own art to procure clients as well as managed all forms of communication and schedule.

2009 - Present


Programming Languages & Tools
Additional Skills
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Clip Studio Paint
  • Paint Tool Sai
  • Some PHP, Javascript and MYSQL knowledge


Apart from being an illustrator, Sam has always had an immense love of animals! She's been involved with horses since a young age, having shown competitively in show jumping before moving to owning and training my own horse for dressage, as well as some western competitions such as team penning and trail riding. She's also managed several farms while the owners were absent on vacation or business over the years - taking care of as many as 30 horses! She has also worked for a dairy farm, milking cows and taking care of newborn calves.

At home she has two chihuahuas who she loves dearly!

When not working with animals, Sam has a great love for fantasy media and videogames, both for inspiration and for fun! She is currently working on her own personal fantasy project titled "Nyagons" in her spare time.