At a young age, Amanda began pursuing her artistic passions by attending classes at CalArts and Pacific Northwest College of Art. As an adult, she graduated from Gnomon School of Visual Effects and went on to work for years in Los Angeles as a 3D modeler and texture painter. She was eventually drawn back to her beloved hometown of Portland, Oregon, where she currently enjoys working as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator.
When she’s not drawing, Amanda can be found enjoying everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer with her husband, their son, and their sweet Blue-Nose Pitbull.
- 2018 Eric Hoffer Award
Children’s Books, First Place
- 2018 Mom’s Choice Award
Gold Medal Winner
- 2017 Purple Dragonfly Book Award
Picture Books Age 6 & older,
- 2017 Reader Views Award Winner:
Best Children’s Book (Toddler to age 5)
Kids Award for Best Children’s Book of the Year
Book By Book Award for Best Children’s Picture Book
- 2017 Best Indie Book Award
Children’s Category, Second Place