Samantha ‘Banks’ Schefman, a multi-faceted artist and actress, was born in New York City and grew up in Metro Detroit. She lived in downtown Detroit while completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Metalsmithing at the College for Creative Studies.
Beginning her career immediately following graduation in 2009, Samantha held a position as Junior Designer of jewelry for Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Lovers and Betsey Johnson at Haskell Jewels, New York. Currently Samantha is the Senior Designer for Betsey Johnson and Betseyville timepieces, while continuing to work under her own name. The remainder of Samantha’s energy is dedicated to supporting fellow creators and arts education, which is the platform for her involvement as Project Co-ordinator for the non-profit PLAYGROUND DETROIT.