04 August 2011

Day One As A Professional Blogger

Greetings all! I thought it would be wise to step out of the stone age and start a professional blog in order to advance my creative career. I have another blog, a personal blog, that I update pretty sporadically, however I plan on updating this one at least twice a week if not more.

To continue with introductions my name is Amanda Haskin, I currently reside in the foothills of North Carolina although I am a born and bred yankee (Western New York, not the city...). I do not want to divulge too much personal information (just short of an autobiography) but I would like to highlight my credentials as a graphic designer.

I received my Associates of Applied Science in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of Charlotte in 2004, soon after I worked as a graphic designer in direct mail for two years. After the company I worked for closed down I returned to The Art Institute and completed their Bachelor of Arts program in September of 2008. After graduation I relocated with my family to Kansas where I was a stay-at-home mother. Wishing to expand my horizons I enrolled in the MFA in Media Design online program at Full Sail University. Even though it was an intense program with its ups and downs, I happily graduated in October of 2010. Since then I have moved back to North Carolina and currently work part-time in retail as a photo technician. I am still an active graphic designer, mostly creating designs pro-bono and crafting with my mother for our Etsy shop Our Home To Yours. My goal is to reintegrate back into the creative industry full time because ultimately I am at my best and happiest when I'm creating and surrounded by creative people.


Some recent graphics I made for apparel

Faces have been blurred to protect the innocent.


The goal of this blog is to showcase my work and pass on some helpful hints and tutorials. Ideas should be shared freely, but I still charge for my creative services... :)


  1. I arrived here from your Mom's blog. Congrats on your professional blog!


  2. Thank you Christie! Looking forward to seeing you in the "blogs" :)