Sam Mestas
Sam Mestas is a post production video editor and an award winning digital fine artist who specializes in architectural fine art and renders.
Sam spent seven years working at the network level as a news and documentary editor for Mark Cuban at HDNET/ AXSTV. There, he was a member of the six time EMMY award winning news team for the news magazine show, “DAN RATHER REPORTS”. In his final years at AXS he found himself cutting together concerts for such notable musical artists Crosby Stills and Nash, Jackson Browne,
The Zac Brown Band, and KISS to name a few. In the background Sam was immersed in Photoshop.
In 2008 Sam won his first National PHOTOSHOP WORLD “GURU” award for excellence in illustration and design. In 2013 Sam repeated his win at PHOTOSHOP WORLD 2013 making him the only person at the time to have won the “GURU” AWARD it twice.
After leaving AXSTV in 2013 Sam launched his own graphics business, Valentine Imaging Warehouse, which later became 720 Designs. Shortly after that 720 Designs joined forces with THRASOS Media developing lighting designs for full scale concerts and high end corporate events.
Currently Sam’s list of clients include NIKE, EDDIE BAUER, PORT AUTHORITY CLOTHING, and OGEO BAGS & Apparel while he manages to stay busy raising two beautiful daughters with his lovely wife Janine and teaching Advanced Photoshop at Front Range Community College.