Samantha Garritano, known also as Sultana Bambino (she/her) is a Brooklyn-based designer, illustrator and multi-disciplinary creator of Moroccan-Jewish and Italian descent. As a queer designer who came of age in Montreal, many of her foundational influences stem from DIY subcultures and histories, subversive politics, and queer nightlife. She creates work that is inspired by community and meaningful connection in an increasingly isolating world.
She finds great satisfaction in the collaborative process of building visual communications and compelling narratives for peers and clients. She works in a range of visual languages as a graphic designer, motion designer and illustrator. Previously self-taught, she honed her craft by pursuing an MFA in Communications design at Pratt Institute in 2023.
Outside of freelance work, she is a tattoo artist under the moniker @jacuzzi_queen, co-creator, graphic designer and photographer for Slut Island Festival, and volunteer resident designer for Black Healing Fund.