Company

A LITTLE ABOUT VISUAL CONCEPTS


Visual Concepts was started in 2007 by Noah in his garage in McKinleyville, California. Noah initially became interested in graphic design during his time at Humboldt State University. Shortly after graduating, he purchased his first Roland large-format printer to be able to offer more than just the logos and graphic design services he had previously been providing to his first clients. Initially focusing on the motocross racing industry, Visual Concepts is born and bred of racing, adrenaline, and the aesthetics to support that field.


Visual Concepts has since grown into a 5,000 square foot warehouse in downtown Arcata, California and employees 5 or 6 creative individuals, depending on the day and who's riding that afternoon. Our services have expanded greatly since the garage days, and continue to expand everyday.


Whether you are an entrepreneur, racer, auto enthusiast, or otherwise, Visual Concepts has a service or product that will exceed your expectations. Visual Concepts. The Applications Are Endless.

Meet Our Team
Noah Samson
Owner, Lead Graphic Designer
Humboldt native and HSU Alum, Noah has built this company from a single computer and large format printer in his home garage, to our current headquarters in Arcata, California, providing local business owners and entrepreneurs with cutting edge design and print services. Noah's passion for design started in his youth, racing motocross with his family throughout the west coast. The intensity of racing motorcycles and mountain bikes fuels his work ethic and energetic and unique design aesthetic. Life with his wife, Rebecca and shop dog Annabelle is full of art, hard work and two-wheeled adventures. Noah considers his employees as well as his clients some of his best friends and family, and works long hours everyday to build his business, and provide his essential services in support of the entrepreneurial spirit of Humboldt County.
Josh Biane
Fabrication & Vehicle Wrap Specialist
Josh is an easy going guy with a die hard work ethic. Also a native of Humboldt County, Josh is dedicated above all to furthering Visual Concepts, and of course, his ridiculously cute daughter, Kaydence. Josh is an expert at running our Roland print systems, as well as install of all types of signage and vehicle wraps. When not pushing buttons at the shop, or expertly installing wraps, Josh can be found spending quality time with his daughter, or chasing Noah down the mountainsides of Humboldt County and beyond on his mountain bike or snowboard. Our resident lady killer, Josh's smile is infectious, and Visual Concepts would not be what it is without him.
Patrisha Gutierrez
Office Manager
An HSU Grad, hailing from the Bay Area. Began as marketing and office assistant for Redwood Curtain Brewing Co. which spawned a love of beer and a well organized office. Trish recently came on full time at Visual Concepts, and instantly brought our game up immensely. Trish is the glue that holds this crazy bunch together. Amazingly organized and on-point, Trish offered the feminine touch that Visual Concepts so badly needed. When not at the office, Trish is exploring beautiful Humboldt County, and enjoying life with her awesome boyfriend.
Nick Wilson
Printing Manager
Nick, is our brainy beauty. Originally from so-cal he is also a Graduate of Humboldt State. The shop is lucky to have such a creative, fun loving printer. Serving our clients their products with precision. His extensive artistic knowledge keeps us ahead of the curve and his extensive knowledge of Botany and life science keeps us mesmerized! Labels, banners, vehicle prints, luxurious clothing - he can make it all! Enjoying night life and making art come to life is how our printing dynamo lives.
Ali Osgood
Screen Printing Manager
A lovely addition, this woman folking rocks. Ali, another HSU graduate with a degree in Journalism, started as an intern. She was quickly added to the crew and handed the reins for Screen printing. Attention to detail and great taste, are just a couple of perks of having her in the shop. As a Professional Mountain Bike Rider, she is no stranger to picking up on technique - with speed!
Kris Cunningham
Screen printer
Our screen printers are cooler than yours! You can find Kris working hard on the Carousal and playing jazz records. Jazz, Classic rock and classic movies are home for him. An original Humboldt County gentleman, Kris has been an accomplished musician, and Tattoo Artist throughout the Pacific Coast. Being busy is his business, his ambition and work ethic keep our clients excited to work with us and look forward to quick turn around times.
Bryce Iris
Fabrication & Vehicle Wrap Specialist
Bryce is our freshest crew member, specializing in vehicle/signage installations and construction of signage as well. Growing up in Briceland - he ventured to Oakland, Ca and now lives locally with his beautiful family made up of his Partner Leah and newborn girl. He has a passion for the arts, which makes a great fit for us. His background in film making is of note as well as his culinary art - the daily salad always looks gorgeous!
Annabelle
Shop Dog, Client Greeting Specialist, Face Licker
Annabelle has been a part of Visual Concepts since the beginning. Our resident greeter and official face-licker, Annabelle is usually hanging at the shop, sleeping under Noah's feet, and dreaming of tennis balls and beach days. Give her a pet and a treat next time you see her.