Amy is a creative strategist, award winning designer, author and cultural producer
She received her BFA from The School of the Art Institiute of Chicago and her MFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art, where she concentrated on photography, gender issues and critical theory. After her studies Amy spent her first professional years straddling the worlds of contemporary art and the growing tech bubble of mid-90’s San Francisco; writing and editing for art journals and magazines including The New Art Examiner and Surface Magazine while also developing brands for companies the tech startup scene.
Moving to Berlin in 2000, Amy joined the boutique think tank Arthesia as their Creative Director, where she developed brand concepts and storytelling toolkits for clients including Deutsche Bank, PriceWaterhouse Cooper and Swiss Re.
Branching out on her own a few years later, Amy founded Blixa 6 Studios. Since 2003 she has grown it into an award winning design boutique providing branding, graphic design and creative direction for both independent entrepreneurs and institutional organizations. Over the years, she has also taught at various art & design colleges and speaks on the topics of branding for a new era, purposeful identity creation and digital entrepreneurship to academic, creative and business communities.
While continuing to provide custom design and consulting for select clients including TEDx Germany, Katarina Witt and The Max Planck Institute, Amy has also developed a deep resource of digital tools and images for license. With this platform she provides “raw” graphic materials to artists, designers and businesses worldwide, enhancing their new creative works with her visual creations.
Amy contributes her time, experience and talents to support non-profit arts and cultural programs, most notably the Berlin based dance performance series LUCKY TRIMMER e.V.. Since 2004 she has contributed to the growth of Lucky Trimmer through design, strategy, ambassadorship and curatorial work.