With endeavours across Canada and roots in Calgary, Alberta, Amanda is celebrated for her tenacious spirit, bold leadership and vibrant persona. As Western Living Magazine’s 2021 Designer of the Year, Amanda’s commitment to carving an aspirational and unorthodox path in design and business has made her one of Canada’s most influential and sought-after creative minds.
She has been featured in numerous national publications including House & Home, Style at Home, Western Living, Living Etc., Montecristo, Avenue and FLARE. She has been a guest on major broadcast programs, such as The Marilyn Denis Show, CTV, Global and Breakfast Television and collaborated on two episodes of HGTV’s The Property Brothers. A compelling speaker and gifted storyteller, Amanda has delivered keynote presentations, moderated panels and sat on various panels covering broad topics in design, business and entrepreneurship (and the in-between). She has also been honoured to act as a Master of Ceremony.
Amanda is known to make waves, for good reason.
Amanda’s other notable accolades include the: 2020 WXN: Top 100 Most Powerful Women of Canada, 2020 Calgary Influential Women in Business Emerging Leader Award, 2019 Women of Inspiration Trailblazer Award, 2018 AWE Entrepreneurship Upsurge Award, 2017 Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 Award, 2017 Silver Stevie Female Entrepreneur of Canada, 2017 Calgary Herald’s Most Compelling Calgarians, 2013 Western Living Magazine’s One to Watch and 2012 Mount Royal University Alumni Award.
Amanda received her bachelor’s degree in Applied Interior Design from Mount Royal University, completed her NCIDQ Certification which is the industry’s recognized indicator of proficiency, and is a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Accredited Professional. As the founder of a woman-led and operated business, Amanda is a proponent of educating and mentoring young women with entrepreneurial aspirations. She is a mentor for the Harry G. Schaefer Mentorship Program and chairs the Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta World of Choices event. In 2016, Amanda launched a Travel Scholarship through her Alma Matter to promote design exploration and support interior design students.
Impassioned to support and elevate entrepreneurial voices, Amanda recently launched a number of collaborative initiatives, including Hard Bar Friday, After Hours Podcast and the community-driven Office Hours: Open Source Learning. Amanda’s satirical memoir, Not That Likeable: And Other Stories I Told Myself is available for purchase here.
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