Hey Friends,

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 you have since viewing my portfolio! 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 and working as a freelancer with various clients ranging from healthcare, small businesses, and national $4B companies.

-EXPERIENCE-

JUN. 2020 - PRESENT

City of Pittsburg, Texas

Marketing and Communications Specialist

  • Maintain and create for all communications outlets, including social media accounts and website content

  • Created and implemented new cohesive branding for the city

  • Captured photographs to use throughout marketing assets

  • Develop social media policy and procedures to use as guidance across departments

  • Record, edit and produce videos promoting the city, and new businesses in the area

  • Partnered with City Manager and Community Director to support departments and their needs for communicating to the public and businesses

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 conceptualize print and digital designs

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

MAR. 2015 - DEC. 2018

Michaels Stores

Graphic Designer 

  • Collaborated with internal and external project teams including copy/voice, category marketing, merchandising, and promotions to implement designs and changes across all print channels

  • Brought innovative, creative solutions supporting the strategic marketing, branding, and consumer objectives for a $4B retail company

  • Conceptualized specialty print promotional advertisements that carried over to a team of 40+ and also across multiple media channels, including direct mail, tab, signage, digital, email, social

  • Managed multiple projects, deadlines, and deliverables regularly

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 managers to brand new lines of products 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

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

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

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

-SKILLS-

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INDESIGN

PHOTOSHOP

ILLUSTRATOR

AFTER EFFECTS

HTML5 / CSS/DREAMWEVER

PREMIERE PRO