Design Thinker. Creative Director. Strategic Communicator. Total Brand Nerd. For nearly 20 years, Amanda has transformed organizations, ideas and brands into successful, eye-catching and award-winning traditional and digital experiences. She sees every communication challenge as an opportunity to connect with users, make an impact beyond just digital and achieve results.
In addition to her current role as the UX Director for Loyalty at Marriott International, she has worked with Y Combinator start-ups out of Silicon Valley, as well as Fortune 100 companies, including Intel, Microsoft, AT&T, HTC, Chase, Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Travel Channel and more. Amanda also ran her own company for three years, BRAND IT OUT, where she developed and facilitated branding processes with clients. She remains active in the industry community, participating in events and speaking about user-centered design, women's initiatives and creative leadership.