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The name is Amanda better known as "mom" to the three gremlins I have taking up space in my house. They don't care that I am a graphic designer but since you are viewing my portfolio YOU DO! So thanks for that bit of validation and checking out my stuff.

I have been designing since 2003 when I started school at the Art Institute of Dallas and dabbling in photography since 2010. Most of my experience has been with in-house advertising agencies but also working as a freelancer with various clients ranging from doctors' offices, small businesses, and national companies.

If you want to get to know me more keep scrolling and send me a note down below.

HEY FRIENDS!

about me

-EXPERIENCE-

MAR. 2015 - DEC. 2018

MICHAELS STORES

Graphic Designer 

  • Collaborated with creative director, managers, promotion team and merchants to implement changes across all
    print channels

  • Innovated creative solutions supporting the strategic marketing, branding and consumer objectives for this $4B retail company

  • Conceptualized specialty print promotional advertisements that carried over to a team
    of 40+ across multiple media channels

SEP. 2007 - DEC. 2009 

AARON BROTHERS

ART & FRAMING

Production Artist

  • Collaborated with the visual merchandising team to ensure all necessary signage was executed and produced with accuracy to merchandise buyers specifications.

  • Managed and created timelines and production schedules for printing and shipping of all store event signage

  • Improved the process of stores ordering signs from the sign catalog by creating a new

  • streamlined ordering process

OCT. 2010 - PRESENT

FREELANCING

Graphic Designer // Production Artist

  • Specialize in combining ascetic design with client needs are for their business

  • Communicative with project leads to allow for tasks to
    stay on target

  • Present designs to clients and stakeholders

  • Execute and conceptualized print and digital designs

  • Find solutions to problems clients have in organizing information in a clean, captivating manner 

DEC. 2009 - MAR. 2015

AARON BROTHERS

ART & FRAMING

Graphic Designer 

  • Created and executed a broad creative vision for customer experience by working with merchants and brand manager to brand new lines of product with a trendy, demographic focused design on packaging and labeling

  • Managed consistency across advertising circulars, web graphics, packaging, and store signage

  • Translated business and marketing strategic objectives
    into designs that were clean, captivating, and
    emotionally appealing

  • Executed engaging, captivating and emotionally appealing internal videos for the seasonal launch of new product

JUL. 2005 - SEP. 2007

EYEMART EXPRESS

Graphic Designer 

  • Maintained quality and consistency in design and messaging to multiple media outlets. 

  • Served as a designer for all internal and external communication

  • Organized and assisted in photography and
    commercial shoots. 

  •  Conceptualized new ideas for circulation in various print and digital avenues.

-SKILLS-

PREMIERE

MICROSOFT OFFICE

50%

HTML5 / CSS

60%

DREAMWEAVER

AFTER EFFECTS

ILLUSTRATOR

85%

PHOTOSHOP

95%

INDESIGN

70%

70%

85%

THEY REALLY LIKE ME

“YOU DO GREAT AT YOUR JOB, BUT AT THE SAME TIME MAKE
WORK LOTS OF FUN"

- KELLY KRAL

“YOU ARE AMAZING BECAUSE YOU ALWAYS KNOW HOW TO SOLVE
AN ISSUE OR SITUATION"

- MICHAEL DAVIS

“AMANDA IS THE BEST"

- MARC SWANK

85%

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