Designer • Illustrator • Language Lover • Comic Book Geek • Uke Player • Karaoke Enthusiast • Community Builder • Snail Mailer •

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Hey! I'm Amanda.

I’m a recent graduate of the York/Sheridan Design program and a designer at the York University Student Centre. Driven by an unyielding sense of optimism and a desire to bring people together using design, I particularly enjoy tackling projects that relate to community building. Through my design practice, I hope to put smiles on people’s faces and craft joyful experiences. Currently a product designer at Cohere.

When I’m not designing, you can find me...
• Writing snail mail to my friends
• Reading comic books
• Practising my Spanish
• Curating a sick Spotify playlist

Community Involvement

Zine Team Overseeing Manager
2021

I oversaw the creation and development of YSDN ∴ Afterword, an interactive zine produced by and for our graduating cohort and led meetings for the Zine Team.

Communications Manager
2020-2021

I played a vital role on the YSDN2021 Gradshow Exec team by helping with general planning of the Gradshow and facilitating communication between teams.

Student Mentor
2018-Present

I've been a student mentor to first-years in my program for the past three years. I meet with my mentees to offer design critiques, coding help and to give general advice about university.

DSA Co-Chair
2018-2019

As Co-Chair of the YSDN Design Students Association, I oversaw all club activities, including: the student mentorship program, workshops, studio tours, merch sales and winter formal.