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A creative visionary keeping human centered design at the heart of each project
Experienced in special project management, place - making, capital improvement design, concept planning, environmental design & way finding.
Works with small businesses to create branding design, website design, and marketing materials
Amanda D'Addario works as a special project manager & designer with experience in placemaking, wayfinding, environmental graphic design, and branding design. Amanda graduated from Rutgers Univeristy- Edward J. Bloustein School in 2020 with a Master of City & Regional Planning and a Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning and Design with honors. At Bloustein she concentrated in redevelopment and re-design in her graduate years, and became certified in community sustainability as an undergraduate while working toward her degrees. She is a LEED Green Associate, and a member of the American Planning Association.
Throughout her academic years, Amanda mentored students as a Teaching Assistant at Rutgers University, where she assisted her students in understanding the important fundamentals of Designing Healthy Cities. Amanda also aided upper level class-men in studio design, leading Photoshop design workshops, and helped them understand Vision Planning tools and techniques.
While attaining her Masters Degree, she worked as an intern at Metrovation, and was promoted to a full time position following graduation. At Metrovation, she fine tuned her ability of creating concept designs and managing design projects. She grew in her position working directly with contractors and vendors, and assisted with project budgeting and accounting. She also aided the marketing team, where she was responsible for social media management, graphic design, and photography.
In 2021, Amanda established her own company - D'Addario Design LLC. D'Addario Design. Her one woman show assists small hospitality businesses create a brand identity, designs and launches their websites, and produces marketing materials on their behalf. Some clients she has adored working with so far have been Salon Coco Bond, The Coal House of Sea Girt, Cafe Coco No 7, and Hair By Karissa Marie K.
Amanda is overall creative with a passion to learn and evolve within any scope. Wearing many hats, she can implement her creativity and ingenuity where ever necessary. She is stubbornly addicted to problem solving, and is dedicated to delivering the best solutions.
I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.