A short Flash animation of the history of Amy Chan Design

About Amy Chan Design

Amy Chan Design was founded in 2001 in Portland, Oregon. My goal is to help businesses succeed, by designing attractive and functional promotional materials.

How did I get here?

Prior to founding Amy Chan Design, I was a senior designer in the San Francisco office of Pentagram Design. (I initially joined Pentagram in 1989 as a production artist.) My projects included annual reports, corporate brochures, paper promotions, @Issue Journal of Business and Design, and other print collateral.

Working with a stellar group of colleagues, I’ve received design awards from Western Art Directors Club, Potlatch Annual Report Show, Print’s Regional Design Annual, Communications Arts, The San Francisco Show Type Directors Club, The Rosey Awards, and AR100.

My BFA (cum laude) in Advertising Design is from the Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio. Recent professional development includes training in the process and principles of web design and development--an ever-expanding target.

My volunteer work supports Portland Public Schools and non-profit arts organizations. I served as Membership Chair of the AIGA Portland chapter from 2003-2006. AIGA is a national professional design association that serves to assist designers, businesses and governments in understanding the role of design and encouraging professional business practices.

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