Sammy Silverman Gets More Deserved Props

By DJ Byrnes on April 9, 2014 at 10:17a
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Sammy Silverman is one of Ohio State's best-kept secret weapons in the recruiting department. As other programs (see: Florida, Rutgers) struggle to move into the 21st century, Sammy Silverman is coasting far ahead of the pack. Here at Eleven Warriors, we've known that for awhile.

But Sammy is just starting to earn national props. First there was this:

And now FootballScoop.com is on the Silverman band-wagon:

Last April I visited Ohio State and when I walked into director of player personnel Mark Pantoni's office I immediately noticed all of the graphics he had on the wall. I told Pantoni at the time that their graphics were some of the best I've seen anywhere and he promptly introduced me to Sammy Silverman, a former Ohio State student, who does all of the graphics for Ohio State football..and by the looks of his twitter feed, might also be helping Ohio State basketball out now as well. Since then I've frequently seen Silverman's work featured by the Ohio State staff and it's clearly some of the best graphic work in all of college football. 

Everybody loves sleekly-edited pictures of themselves, especially highly-touted recruits. And it sounds like Sammy could truly be on the forefront of a new niche profession as other programs will soon recognize just how important he is to Ohio State.  

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jeremytwoface's picture

Definitely deserved.

 

Good to see that someone is taking notice. His work is always brilliant. 

The first man gets the Oyster, the second man gets the shell.

+1 HS
TMac's picture

What a great gig to get into right out of school! (2012 Grad)

+5 HS
MattyBeingMatty's picture

Representing Youngstown well!

“Not everybody’s the perfect person in the world, I mean everyone kills people, murders people, steals from you, steals from me, whatever. I think that people need a second chance, and I’ve always looked up to Mike Vick." -TP

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blocko330's picture

Didn't know he's from Y-Town; What high school?

+1 HS
BuckeyeinSavannah's picture

I lost my virginity to a girl from Liberty

+6 HS
MattyBeingMatty's picture

I LOL'd

“Not everybody’s the perfect person in the world, I mean everyone kills people, murders people, steals from you, steals from me, whatever. I think that people need a second chance, and I’ve always looked up to Mike Vick." -TP

Buckeyeneer's picture

I got my first divorce from a girl from Austintown Fitch. You win.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes
THE Ohio State University

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hit_the_couch's picture

So he wins awards for photo shopping? Glad to have him on board, I guess.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

-10 HS
KBonay's picture

Seriously dude?

hit_the_couch's picture

Seriously what?

It's unusual that it is unknown to one that there are awards for photoshopping and the work this guy does? Oh no, might as well ban me to canada now.

I see a whole gaggle of posters got butt hurt over misreading/ misunderstanding a comment.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

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cal3713's picture

Dude, you don't think the folks at SI, or Vogue, or Rolling Stone, or every other magazine in the world use Photoshop?  Just point, shoot, and publish?

 

 

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KBonay's picture

@Couch:  What I mean is knocking someone for his skills.  Your comment makes it sound like the kid takes some crayolas and magically awesomeness comes out.  As you can see from some of the comments posted, photoshop isn't an easy program.  And his visual awareness and creativity set him apart from someone 'just adding graphics' to a photo.  In this day and age where there isn't much creativity (songs being reproduced, movies being remade, ect) his art is just that: creative.  And visually superior to what other schools are doing.
I never said anything about a ban to Canada.  Nor did I DV you.  I just said Seriously?  You contribute in a positive way on this site and I just thought you were better than that comment.  Moreover, giving you a chance to maybe explain what you meant.

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BeijingBucks's picture

The Florida AD just called... He resents your insinuation that they just slap together some photos and clip art and that photoshoppin' ain't easy peasy.  They insists they spend minutes on every production!  In fact, his daughter who produces their graphics, intends to study graphic design once she goes to college...

 

 

None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license. ~ John Milton

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TheBadOwl's picture

As someone who uses the Creative Suite literally every day, Photoshop is one of the hardest things to master. The quality of Silverman's work absolutely blows my mind, and that's coming from someone who uses Photoshop every day.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

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d1145fresh's picture

Yeah but how good would he do in our Photoshop Friday competitions?

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AndyVance's picture

SOMEONE PLEASE MAKE THIS HAPPEN. A Sammy Silv entry into Photoshop Phriday would be one of the best things to happen around here since Bucksfan changed his icon.

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AndyVance's picture

I hope so - dude's worth every penny.

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dcviper's picture

Or at least get the man a decent graphics workstation with a good color corrected display and a WACOM tablet.

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acBuckeye's picture

Urbz: Make sure you keep this man on the payroll.

BroJim's picture

Tip of that hat to you, Sammy

I season my simple food with hunger

bukyze's picture

Sammy deserves all the accolades he's getting.  He's absolutely amazing.

toad1204's picture

Here's the Kickstarter (http://kck.st/1hj2dl5)for the JuiceBoxx concept which Mr. Silverman is involved in.  As much as I hate to say it I could see him moving on to bigger and better things.

 

 

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

FROMTHE18's picture

indeed, with the every expanding world of social networking and various avenues with which information can be passed, its inevitable that it will become a decent paying spot in athletic programs. Very valuable asset we have in Silverman. 

KBonay's picture

Looks like a PC...I took him for a MAC guy.

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Ethos's picture

Yes it's a PC.  This is about a highly successful graphics designer, not a MAC person.

"What do you need water for, Sunshine?!" - Coach Coombs, if you don't love this man, you have no soul.

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Ethos's picture

fyi that was in jest to the MAC people as I read that it seemed mean as I forgot the italics.

"What do you need water for, Sunshine?!" - Coach Coombs, if you don't love this man, you have no soul.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

PC possesses a lot of programming capabilities that can't be accessed on a Mac. It's just the way the computers' operating systems were developed.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

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Jeremy Birmingham's picture

As someone who dabbles pretty frequently in Photoshop and the entire Adobe Creative Suite, it's impossible to state loudly enough how impressive the work Sammy does actually is. The guy is a genius.

Seattle Linga's picture

Way to bring it strong SAMMY - You da Man

 

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BoFuquel's picture

Go Sammy! At least the money TOSU is paying him isn't being wasted as in some other instances. GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

JollyFatMan's picture

Echoing many statements above.. I fully agree with how hard Photoshop is to use effectively. While I'm not incredible, I do dabble from time to time and it takes a long time to learn how to use many of the features effectively. While what he does isn't what I would call the best there ever was, he definitely has the skills that can pay the bills.

How firm thy friendship..

osubuckeye4life's picture

I have several of his creations as backgrounds on my PC. Keep up the great work Sammy!!