amanda anderson


so you need a


Logos, stationery, business cards, menus, invitations, books, magazines, advertisements, flyers, posters, brochures, direct mail, stickers, t-shirts, newsletters, banners, websites,
or a full branding program!

what can I
for you?

I am an independent graphic designer experienced in communications, advertising and promotions. Are you looking for compelling marketing materials that capture the essence of your unique business needs?

Let's work together…

{branding}  {web}  {print}  {illustration} 
Branding - Unclaimed
Branding Unclaimed Client
Emmy® award winning director Michael Jorgensen of Myth Merchant Films required branding and promotional items for his new full length documentary movie, Unclaimed. Deliverables included: wordmark logo, branding, art direction for photoshoot, movie poster, invitations, social media startup, promotional postcard, promotional advice and support, graphics support for team, press kit preparation and website front end design. Web development was provided by Alchemy Imageworks.
Project status: Nominated for an Academy Award® in for Best Long Form Documentary 2015. Ongoing support and consultation as the film visits festivals around the world.
Visit the Unclaimed website.
Branding - Lysa Watnem Photography
Branding Lysa Watnem Photography Client
Lysa Watnem is a wedding, materity and newborn photographer located in Ottawa Ontario.
I was responsible for branding and front end web design.
Project status: Website and business cards complete. Ongoing consultation for additional promotional materials. View Lysa's website.
Branding - Cotton Mill Lofts
Branding Cotton Mill Lofts Client
Cotton Mill Lofts was originally a working cotton mill in the 1890's. The building was revitalized into modern condo's by developer RMP Construction Ltd. Deliverables for this client included: letterhead, business cards, brochure, rack cards, invitations, newspaper ads, magazine ads, indoor and outdoor signage, website and book.
Website - Bagel Cafe
Website Bagel Cafe Independent Project
Independent project to showcase the use of illustration in web design.
View design mockup (PDF).
Website - Design+View
Website Design+View Independent Project
Independent project to showcase the use of typography and webfonts in web design.
View original web article. View my re-designed web article.
Website - Scrabble Tile Crafts
Website Scrabble Tile Crafts Independent Project
Website was created to celebrate all things scrabble…especially scrabble themed crafts!
Duties included: SEO/SEM, copywriting, website design and development.
View website.
Textbooks - The World Bank for International Communications Inc.
Textbook Typesetting & Chart Illustrations The World Bank for International Communications Inc.
Textbooks were required to follow very specific World Bank publication guidelines.
Want to purchase this book? Visit The World Bank Publication Page.
Book - Cotton Mill Lofts
Book Cotton Mill Lofts Client
Photo book shows the transformation process undertook by RMP Construction and Development Ltd. to revitalize this heritage building. It was self published via Blurb using InDesign templates to ensure a top quality result.
Book photography by Lysa Watnem Photography .
Flyers / Brochures / POP / Newspaper Ads - CANEX
Flyers / Brochures / POP / Newspaper Ads CANEX for CANEX
CANEX is an agency of the Department of Defence that supplies retail goods to CF Bases across Canada. As the Advertising Sales Promotion Coordinator for the area I was responsible for creating, budgeting, scheduling and executing advertising plans, graphics projects and special events at fifteen stores at nine bases across western Canada.
Brochure - Fountain Tire for CANEX
Brochure Fountain Tire for CANEX
This brochure featured a joint program between CANEX Retail Store at CFB Edmonton and local Fountain Tire Stores. This project included hiring a photographer and art directing the photoshoot to obtain key imagery.
Fashion Spread - Denim Talks for SUSSEX Clothing
Fashion Spread Denim Talks for SUSSEX Clothing Independent Project
Setup for this project included hiring a photographer, model, stylist, makeup artist and hairdresser…and then finding the perfect location!
Change of Command Program - Alberta Sheriff's
Change of Command Program Alberta Sheriff's Client
The Alberta Sheriff's are a division of Alberta Justice and Solicitor General. Change of Command ceremony programs are a popular keepsake.
Illustration - iPhone
Illustration iPhone Independent Project
Illustration was created using Adobe Illustrator - long before iPhone templates were freely available for download from the internet ;) The project took 43.5 hours to complete and there are 43 layers!
Watch the movie for more information on how this item was illustrated!

The Apple logo and the Apple iPhone are copyright and trademark of Apple, Inc.

Previous employers have characterized me as having "flexibility, initiative, innovation,"
"having earned respect through hard work and a can do attitude"
and that I carry out my "duties with a high degree of professionalism".

Reference Letter: Rick Curren - Regional Manager Western CANEX

"The experience of working with Amanda on creating my business card was fantastic. Her creative insight and intuitive sense of the style that would work for me was spot on. She was extremely professional and made everything really easy. She listened to my ideas and gave me clear options to choose from when necessary. I would recommend her services to anyone looking for a designer"

Elizabeth MacKinnon

"Amanda is a brilliant, diligent and professional designer; with fresh, creative, innovative concepts, we have entrusted her to brand our company for future growth"

Jennifer Chahal - Executive Director of Charitable Donations The Helping Coupon

I am a typography nerd and I can often be found
at the dog park with my boston terrier.


My favourite pastime is redecorating my house
and if you're willing, I'll gladly redecorate yours!


I've worked as a designer across Canada and the USA,
in various industries such as fashion, construction and with the military.


In 2011 after many requests from existing clients for me to design their websites
I returned post secondary school to expand my skill set.


I have a diploma in Digital Media and IT, specializing in Web Design,
from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (Edmonton).


I am an Honours graduate of the Graphic Communications program (NAIT).


I also hold a Bachelor of Applied Arts Fashion from Ryerson
Polytechnic University (Toronto).


Interested in working together?
Please email me.