An award-winning creative director and art director with two decades of experience, Amanda has touched a diverse range of brands from health care to hospitality, spirits, packaged goods, retail and consumer services. Fluent in creativity across all channels, her work has been recognized by Cannes, the One Show, D&AD and the Effies.
LEO BURNETT • SVP/CREATIVE DIRECTOR • 2016 - present
Lead creative on UnitedHealthcare and the Allstate Foundation.
LEO BURNETT • VP/CREATIVE DIRECTOR • 2011 - 2016
Led the Invesco, Kraft cheese and Centrum vitamin accounts as well as several lines of Allstate business, including auto, life, power sports and specialty. Conceived and launched a new integrated brand campaign for UnitedHealthcare. Awarded the Leo Burnett Star Reacher Award 2014.
HAVAS • CREATIVE DIRECTOR • 2006 - 2011
Launched Valspar paint brand as a consumer brand and led the account through five years of an evolving campaign. Oversaw every element from logo and package design through film, digital, print and collateral. Also led the Effen, Sauza, The First Years, and Kraft businesses.
FREELANCE • ART DIRECTOR • 2004 - 2006
Worked at a variety of agencies - Y&R Chicago, Cramer Krasselt, Energy BBDO, Euro RSCG Chicago and Stir - on accounts including LaSalle Bank, CitiBank, Popeyes, LaQuinta Hotels, Baymont Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, Sears, Cellular South.
Y&R CHICAGO • ART DIRECTOR • 2002 - 2004
Miller Brewing Company, Hard Rock Hotel Chicago, NASCAR, Sears.
EURO RSCG MCCONNAUGHY TATHAM • ART DIRECTOR • 2001 - 2002
First Health, Static Guard, Walgreens, Wilson.
ARIAN, LOWE & TRAVIS • ART DIRECTOR • 1999 - 2001
Compuware, Loyola University Health System, Midway Games.
OGILVY & MATHER NY • INTERN • 1998
THE MARTIN AGENCY • STUDENT WORKSHOP • 1997
Cannes Gold Lion
One Show Silver and merit
Gold & Bronze Effies
The Kelly Awards
London International Awards
New York Art Directors Club
Chicago International Film Festival
The Kinsale Shark Awards Obie
One Show Automobile Advertising of the Year jury
One Screen Film Festival jury
Hyper Island Masters Course 2010
VCU AdCenter MS in Mass Communications / Advertising Art Direction
University of Virginia BA in English and Studio Art