I’m a graphic designer with about 9 years of experience working in the industry. I was following the news about Samsung opening up their theme editor to the U.S. in late 2015 and jumped on it when it was finally released for the states. I was accepted as a theme designer by Samsung in December 2015 after a 3 month vetting process. Keep in mind that I had a full portfolio to submit from my years of experience as a graphic designer.
It took me a few months to get my first design up and going in the Theme Store but after a lot of tweaking and back and forth with Samsung’s QA team I finally got it certified and in the Theme Store. My first theme is called “OldCRT” and I’ve done a few different color variations of it. It is a theme based off a game I enjoy and I intend to do more based off other games/movies/comics. Which reminds me… if any of you are wanting specific themes designed for your S6/Note 5 or higher then let me know.
I’m writing all of this for a few reasons. I’m mostly doing this to share my experience, answer questions and also to find other approved designers because there seems to be hardly any actual American designers allowed into their circle… or they may all be hiding… at least from what I’ve been able to google. The other reason is because I just found this site and wanted to ask the community for any design ideas (if you send me any requests please keep in mind that I cannot create any themes using intellectual property).
With all of that said… Are there any other approved Samsung Theme Designers here? It would be great to have a conversation about this process and maybe help each other with any problems.