amanda dawn, the person

I'm a true creative, I come up with ideas in strange places and I try my best to carry them out immediately. I'm an athlete, I play soccer three times a week, I make myself run, and I participate in anything that gets me moving, whether I've done it before or not. I love anything with an engine, but I'm a GM girl at heart. I prefer a manual transmission and will tell you that any day of the week. Design is a prominent part of everything I do. I love to create, whether it's cooking, baking, sewing, or the latest DIY home project. I'm ambitious and not afraid to use color. I take my work seriously, but I don't take myself seriously at all. I love what I do, what I can create, and while I may not be saving lives or witnessing world peace, I'm lucky enough to do what I love every single day. I'm a big proponent for doing what you love—it's the one thing I will preach until I have nothing left to say (and I talk a LOT). I work for what I want, and I'm proud of my accomplishments.

amanda dawn, the professional

I'm a seasoned graphic + web designer with more than 12 years' experience in print design and seven years' web. I specialize in publishing (books and magazines), but am accomplished in identity and logo design, direct mail, brochure design and everything in-between. I've done signage for large corporations and image/color correction for architectural firms. I am an experienced web designer, building and maintaining sites, well-versed in SEO and SEM. I also enjoy email campaigns and digital marketing. I can provide services that run the gamut of web from helping you understand analytics to flash presentations and rotating headers.

I have worked with many industries, including athletics, technology, automotive, education, public sector, non-profit, real estate, health care, and personal small businesses. I've done event management, photography, and event design & logistics. I have participated in the management of fashion shows, weddings, golf events, 5K Run/Walks, and canoing events and races.

I am also a photographer specializing in family portraits, boudoir photography, and special events. I like to come up with creative solutions that are as individual as the people I meet. For more on my photography work, visit my photo site here.