Amanda K. Erickson
Portland, OR
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Adjunct Professor, Pacific Northwest College of Art —
Mar. 2001 to Present
Currently in my sixth term teaching Flash for the WWW — a fundamentals course — covering the interface, the theory, the organization, the timing and beginning action-scripting of Flash.

Freelance/Contract Design & Consulting — Nov. 2000 to Present
R.Stuart Winery - site design and development; Oregon Center for Nursing - site design and development; Ti3 - complete site redesign, logo design; Curiosity Group - CD cover designs for printing; Hanlon Brown - extensive Flash work for promotional CD-ROM; City of Portland - site design; LAD Communications - site development and maintenance; Marketplace Design (now Arscentia) - site development.

Art Director, Emerald Solutions — Sept. 2000 - Nov. 2000
Responsible for art direction on web site and multimedia projects. Created comp designs designed to meet strategic and branding objectives.

Web Designer, OakTree — June 1999 - Sept. 2000
Created dynamic websites from kickoff and concept to production and delivery. Helped clients identify needs and goals for their online ventures and delivered designs that met those goals. Worked within the company to raise the bar on design and project processes.

Freelance/Contract Graphic Design, Oct. 1998 - June 1999
Original graphic design, front-end architecture, consulting and project management for various clients. Please see online portfolio for a list of clients past and present.

Webmaster, National Business Group — Feb. 1998 - Sept. 1998
Created and produced an original design and website. Worked closely with the marketing department to develop content for that site and an overall branding strategy.

Assistant Producer, Oregon Live — July 1997 - Dec. 1997
Developed and maintained an extensive entertainment database. Designed and created online content including two cross-promotional events. Responsible for design, architecture overhaul and maintenance of the OLive Web Guide and created an offline database for that guide.

P R O J E C T  H I G H L I G H T S

Here are a few of my favorite projects. You can see more of my work in my online portfolio, located at

R.Stuart & Co. Site Design -
Skills: Interface design, graphic design, Illustration, Information Architecture, Flash, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Project Management

Tasked to capture and establish the mood and spirit of this fledgling winery, I worked closely and tirelessly with the principles to nail down a look and feel and get all the little details right. I used my illustration skills to give them a site that was unique and airy with a whimsical, handmade look.

TI3 Site Redesign -
Skills: Interface Design, Graphic Design, Information Architecture, Logo Design, HTML, CSS, JavaScript

Overhauled the look and feel of their site. Created a new information structure so that they could more-easily expand the site. Worked closely with a copywriter to develop new content style and tone. Created a logo for use on their main product, a web and phone accessible staffing application.

Logitech Banner Advertising -
Skills: Character animation, Flash animation, Copywriting

Created an ad banner campaign to promote the launch of one of their redesigned web cams. Using Flash, I created several character animations and scenarios. One of the biggest challenges was to create rich animation within a limited file size.

HBI Community Site Redesign -
Skills: Interface Design, Graphic Design, Information Architecture, Font Design, HTML, CSS, JavaScript

This community site was bursting at the seams with content and a design that needed an update. I created a whole new look and feel and an interface that better organized the huge number of categories and materials.

S U P E R  P O W E R S

Graphics: Photoshop (concept to code and everything in between); Illustrator; Flash 5.0; Fireworks; Image Ready; Quark.

Web: HTML (hand-coded) ; CSS; Homesite; Dreamweaver; considerable cross-browser experience.

Platforms: Windows; Macintosh; NT; a little Unix.

Other: Information Architecture design; Project Management; Copywriting and editing; color and b/w photography.


B.A., School of Journalism & Communication, University of Oregon 1997


I know a few people who willingly say nice things about me... upon request, of course.

Last updated: 11.01.2002