Thanks for stopping by! My name is Amanda and I am a designer by day and an artist/calligrapher by night working and living in Chicago.  I have a BA in Industrial Design (product design) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, but my artistic interests cover a wide range of art & design disciplines including but not limited to drawing (graphite, illustration and colored pencil), graphic design & logo design, hand-lettering/calligraphy, and painting (watercolor, acrylic, oil, glass painting).

I've been super creative since I was a few years old, but only within the last 5 years or so have I truly started finding myself as an artist. It is so fulfilling to be able to practice my greatest passion every day of my life! I feel extremely lucky to be able to give this world some of what it needs (more art and creativity!) and to be able to make people happy with my work. 

My (very minimal) free time is spent exploring the city with my boyfriend Trevor (click here for his website), relaxing with my family, trying new restaurants with my friends, cuddling with my cats Madison and Luna, and sipping wine while binge watching Netflix, TLC or HGTV.

Thank you for checking out my website and taking the time to read about who I am! I hope you enjoy my work!!! 

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
— Thomas Merton