Why I design: It's addicting. Clients give me their images, thoughts, hopes, and fears, and I turn those intangibles into well-designed, attractive and functional promotional materials that help them meet (or exceed) their goals.
History: Amy Chan Design was founded in 2001 in Portland, Oregon. Projects for small firms and non-profits have included print collateral such as logos, advertisements, brochures and magazines; and interactive projects such as infographics and web sites. Prior to that, I was a senior designer and production artist in the San Francisco office of Pentagram Design (1989-2001), where I worked on annual reports, corporate brochures, paper promotions and other print collateral.
Awards: Working with a stellar group of clients and colleagues, I've gathered 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.
Professional development: Continually expanding knowledge of design applications and interactive design practices. Web design and development program at Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon. BFA in Advertising Design, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio.
Volunteering: I support public education programs and non-profit arts organizations with both time and design skills. I served as Membership Chair of AIGA Portland from 2003-2006.