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The name is Amanda better known as "mom" to the 3 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 webpage and 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. I've done work for Eyemart Express, Aaron Brothers Art and Framing, Michaels Arts and Crafts, Texas Colon and Rectal Specialist (that's a fun one HA!) McQuaid Vein Care and other odd and ends freelance gigs.

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

HEY FRIENDS!

-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%