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Amanda is a creative director + design strategist.

 

 

 

 
 

Her background in neuroscience
grounds her work in the fundamentals
of human cognition + emotion. 

 

She believes that through research and collaboration, design has the power to shape behavior and shine a light on inaccessible concepts such as science. She helps brands and organizations communicate complex multi-faceted messages by designing websites, motion graphics, print materials and campaigns that knit it all together. Using the Design Thinking toolkit, she also helps organizations solve tough business challenges and optimize for their business goals.

 

She has received recognition from


 

The Leading Strand

Amanda is the founder and CEO of The Leading Strand, an organization that explores the power of discovery and human ingenuity. It pairs scientists and designers to co-create experiences that translate research in rigorous and visually compelling ways.

 

The Storytelling of Science

Helping the world appreciate the people, stories and ideas behind the important but often inaccessible institution that Science is one of Amanda's missions. Find out why in her TED talk.  

 

Beyond Curie

She is the creator of Beyond Curie, a design project that celebrates the rich history of women kicking ass in STEM fields. She hopes to inspire the next generation of kids to go into STEM fields by showing that our world was built by brilliant women, not just men, of all backgrounds.

 

Creative Habit

Fond of experiments, Amanda set out to test whether she could train creativity with her project Creative Habit. For a year, she released an image daily created in 1 hour. Read her findings here.

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