Amanda sure knows how to mix it up. She consistently blends her traditional print sensibilities with some wild digital techniques to create incredibly original designs. A fresh-faced publisher by the age of 21, Amanda has run some biggie national magazines and even started several of her own. Her quirky, humorous style often comes through in her design via little tongue-in-cheek touches that are uniquely hers (just look closely and you're sure to spot the goofiness).
Amanda is a mean piano & guitar player by night, and has created some rocking designs for major brands like Disney, Universal Studios, FOX Studios, Paramount, BCBG Max Azria, Honda, Wal*Mart, Norwegian, Frederick's of Hollywood, Tiffany & Co. and Cartier. A diehard design geek, she can (spookily) name fonts on sight.
With a BFA in Computer Animation, it should come as no surprise to find Amanda wandering around the office dressed like a cartoon. Well, one of those kick-butt comic book characters, of course.
Why im talking in the third person, is beyond me, but prolly too late to go back!
Honors & Awards
Maggie Awards. Best Magazine Redesign. (December 2011)
One of WPA’s primary objectives of the Maggies is to promote the pursuit of excellence among publishing media professionals. The tools, training and information WPA provides are designed to improve skills, foster creativity and inspire the publishing community to do their best work.
The Ozzie Awards. Best Table of Contents. (November 2012)
The Ozzies >> Best Table of Contents
South Bay DIGS – South Bay DIGS, November 16, 2012
Amanda is absolutely amazing. A true expert in her craft. She asked us simple yet strategic questions about our target audience, about our brand to get our advertisement just right. She led us in the right direction for our project and we're delighted with the outcome.
- Dafne Canales Lees, MBA (Spartan Spark Inc.)
Amanda brings a fresh eye and a unique perspective to every job. Her professionalism, dedication, and passion for each creative project is evident in the finished product.
- Andrew Sinagra, Creative Director (Ntropic)
I have had the pleasure of working with Amanda on several projects. She's a brilliant designer and definitely the gal you want designing your project. Her unique design ability and passion is refreshing.
- Fawn Fletcher, VFX/Post Producer (Digital Domain)
Amanda was amazing to collaborate with and easily was able to grasp my vision to create fresh and modern marketing collateral for our sales team. Creating flyers, brochures, print ads, postcards and mailers, she did a wonderful job at taking any ideas and expressing them visually. She delivered each concept to meet our short deadlines with minimal revisions required, and she was extremely reliable and accessible any time I needed her. I cannot say enough how impressive her work is and she comes highly recommended from not only myself but also the entire mortgage company.
– Jeannine Sanchez (Bank of Manhattan)