Sam was born on a boat and claims to maintain his sea legs. After attending NYU to be a playwright he ended up coming out a director and designer of animation.
Stephens co-founded Humble in 2006, growing it from a bedroom edit suite to a bicoastal industry staple. In 2008, he founded the directing collective Hydra. Their music video work racked up 4 MVA nominations (and a moon man) as well as a Grammy nod.
His work has been staff picked by Vimeo, Lion’d at Cannes, Shortlisted by AICP, Weebled by the Webby’s, and invited to screen in festivals around the world. As both a director and creative director, Sam worked for and with some of the biggest brands and agencies in the world including Microsoft, IBM, BMW, Coke, and Nike.
Sam has two small elves and a regular size wife. They split their time between the land of the Vikings and the land of the Yankees.