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It has come to my attention that this site no longer represents my profession and is severely out of date, so I am proud to announce that a new website is on its way! Feel free to view my college design portfolio while you wait!


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Premiere Series Poster - Fall 2010 - Graphic Design II


Garamond Font Poster - Fall 2010- Typography I


Advice to Sink In Slowly Poster - Fall 2011 - Graphic Design III


Portfolio Review Night Poster - Spring 2012 - Graphic Design Portfolio


'Self Portrait in 'Bay from Mount Desert Island' by Thomas Cole' - Spring 2010 - Digital Imaging


'Panorama 1' - Spring 2010 - Digital Imaging


'Self Portrait in 'Voyage of Life: Infancy' by Thomas Cole' - Spring 2010 - Digital Imaging


'Panorama 2' - Spring 2010 - Digital Imaging


Thorne Sagendorph Art Gallery - Fall 2011 - Web-based Media I


LifeArt Website - Wordpress - Web-based Media II, Designed for client



'White Balloons' - After Effects - Spring 2012 - Time-based Media


Self Promotional Web Banner - Flash - Fall 2011 - Intro to Interactive Media


The Dice Keep Logo - Spring 2012 - Submitted for contest


Canyon Creek Logo - Spring 2012 - Submitted for contest


Heritage Tours - Fall 2011 - Designed for client


Self Promotional Logo - Spring 2012 - Designed for personal promotion

My name is Amanda Downie, and I am a Graphic Designer.
At the moment, I am currently striving to learn as much as I can, especially involving Web Design.
My main focuses at this time include becoming more fluent with Javascript and JQuery, as well as becoming more familiar with various Database protocols and languages as they become relevant to each problem I come across.
As you can see with this lovely website, I love Web Design. I strive to create a unique experience, breaking away from what everyone else seems to be doing, and create a whole new identity that stands out.
I am addicted to puzzles, whether it be logic, legos, riddles, and flat out coding something just to make it work, I can't help it.
I also can't help but be a fast learner. I don't know what it is, but once something "clicks" I'm set, and usually that'll just take a few minutes of playing around. This goes from everything to new programs, video games, languages, you name it. I do love a challenge.
I also do a lot of photography, specializing in sports (ice hockey and lacrosse) as well as landscape when I get the chance to go wander about. I guess that's what happens when you grow up in hockey rinks all your life!



     

EXPERIENCE

Graphic Design Intern: Manchester Monarchs - May 2011 - August 2011
Intern responsibilities include assisting in the design and execution of various pieces, such as ROAR game day magazine, newspaper ads, game night handouts, graphics for the arena scoreboard, direct mail, etc. Responsibilities also include the development of graphics and html for the website and e-mail blasts. Other duties involve maintaining the graphics bible and keeping all sponsor and team logos organized and easily accessible by all staff members.

Lab Assistant/Web Design Tutor: Keene State College - August 2010 - Present
This entailed monitoring the Mac labs and helping students with any problems they have in programs used in their studies, in the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Flash) as well as keeping the printers and computers themselves up and running.

Photographer: The Equinox - August 2009 - December 2009
This entailed taking various photographs as needed for the college's newspaper, The Equinox, using a Canon 40D dSLR camera.

AFFILIATIONS

National Art Honor Society - 2007-2008

AIGA - 2012 - present

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
August 2008 - May 2012
Keene State College, Keene, NH



TECHNICAL SKILLS

HTML | CSS | Javascript

PC | Windows 7 and prior

Mac | Snow Leopard and prior

iOS | XCode | Objective-C

Android | Eclipse | Java
Photography | Digital | 35mm

Adobe Creatvie Suite 5:

     Dreamweaver | Flash

     Illustrator | Photoshop

    InDesign | After Effects



Download a pdf HERE.