HELLO, MY NAME’S AMANDA
Freelancer. Graphic Designer. Illustrator. Nerd.
I’m a huge art/typography and gaming nerd that also just happens to be a graphic designer. I have studied and worked within the world of design for 5+ years, and additionally I’ve been an illustrator for as long as I can remember. I’m a strong believer that art exists in everything, and have a passion for all of it. A passion for icons, logos, illustration, typography, color palettes, art history, and most importantly, mangoes. Yes, mangoes. They’re delicious okay?
But that’s not all. I may be a graphic designer by day, but by night I take on an entirely different role! I am a web comic artist and writer for Those of Fate, a fantasy webcomic series. With the knowledge I have gathered while working at an animation studio for 3+ years and working on my webcomic, I have also acquired the techniques for character concept/design — and its something I really love!
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MY DESIGN PROCESS
With a degree in Graphic Design from the Visual College of Art and Design of Vancouver, British Columbia and 2+ years’ experience in the animation industry working in the graphic design/marketing department, I’m ready to create whatever is thrown my way.
Before I start designing, I need to do my research! I research your competitors, similar industries, opposite industries and everything else that’s in-between. I’ll talk with you about your vision for the project and what inspires you. Together, we will work as a team gather both ideas and inspiration and with that, I’ll get started on the next step!
This is possibly my favorite part! It consists of many hours of sketching and doodling every single idea that comes to mind. I will explore any angle possible to see what works, what doesn’t work and why. From there, I will clean up the sketch and create a small presentation for you. Together we will talk about what you like and what you dislike. Then it will be back to the sketch book one more time!
REVISE & BEAUTIFY.
Finally, I work with 1 – 3 concepts we decided on together and tidy up each on for review. This process takes the longest due to the amount of time I will be spending perfecting each concept to make sure they best represent the vision we set out to create. Time will be spent making final touches, getting technical and maybe a bit nerdy about perfection before finishing up!
BRANDING, DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION.
- Brand Consulting
- Logo Design
- Marketing Collateral
- Print Design
- Editorial & Publication
- Art Direction
- Packaging Design
- Social Media Graphics