Hi, I'm Amanda Kalk

I am a digital designer currently residing in the Philadelphia area who loves to learn and has a passion for all sorts of design.

Contact Me

I'm currently seeking employment and freelance opportunities.

Feel free to contact me at amkg2c@gmail.com.

Recent Projects

Logo

Skills/Programs Used:

Illustrator

Description:

This logo was created for a tshirt for the Social Work Department and club at La Salle university. The logo became the logo used by the department and club. It was submitted to a "Spirit Square" contest at La Salle University where it was chosen as one of ten designs to be painted onto a sidewalk.

Promotional Flyer

Skills/Programs Used:

Photoshop, Illustrator

Description:

This is a promotional piece done for La Salle University's Late Night La Salle opening month events. It was printed and distrubuted to all students at La Salle University.

Augmented Reality Book

Skills/Programs Used:

Illustrator, Illustration, Photoshop, InDesign, Augmented Reality, Junaio, HTML, CSS, QR Code

Description:

Marvin and his Imaginary Friend is an interactive, augmented reality (AR), children's book. Through a combination of AR and mobile devices, the book comes to life.

Created in collaboration with Sylvia Ghaly.

Click here to view a PDF version.

Book

Skills/Programs Used:

Title Sequences, AfterEffects, InDesign, Research

Description:

Title Sequences: Up and Personal is a book that closely examines every aspect of a title sequence. Written as an undergradute research project, it gives an in depth review of title sequences in order to create a rubric to rate and categorize title sequences.

Created in collaboration with Sylvia Ghaly.

Click on the book preview to view a PDF version.

Website Redesign

Skills/Programs Used:

eCommerce, UX/UI, HTML5, CSS3, WordPress, jQuery, JavaScript

Description:

This was a complete site redesign for an appareal company called Tee for the Soul. Their original site was an image heavy site with tacky textures and sparkling gifs that made me literally have nightmares. I created a new logo and color scheme to reflect the "trendy" look that the company was striving for while vastly improving load times and the user experience.

Original Site

Site Redesign

Event Website Templates

Skills/Programs Used:

HTML, CSS, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, JavaScript, Photoshop, Illustrator

Description:

These are a collection of a few event website templates created for an event management system created by LuminoCityGroup. The templates are designed and coded for ProServ for specific events.

Interactive Animation

Skills/Programs Used:

Flash, Illustrator, ActionScript

Description:

This is an interactive Flash animation. It is an animated infographic presenting different facts about gameshows.

Click on the preview thumbnail to view the animation.

WARNING: The animation has audio that can not be disabled.

Click here to view my process.

Lyric Animation

Skills/Programs Used:

AfterEffects, Audacity, Illustrator

Description:

This is an part lyric animation part infographic animation of a song sung and composed by my sisters. I edited the audio and pulled it into AfterEffects where I animated it with assests created in Illustrator.

Click on the preview thumbnail to view the animation on Vimeo.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Digital Arts and Multimedia Design
La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA, May 2013
Cumulative GPA: 3.86 Major GPA: 3.97

Platforms

Mac OS X, Windows XP/Vista/7

Applications

Working knowledge of AfterEffects, InDesign, and Final Cut Pro. Strongly versed in Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Wordpress, and Microsoft Office Suite.

Scripting/Programming

Working knowledge MySQL, PHP, JavaScript, and jQuery. Strongly versed in HTML and CSS.

Design Experience

Design Director
LuminoCityGroup
Philadelphia, PA
May 2012-present

Lead a team of designers in a startup company

Meet the needs of different clients in the education industry by developing websites and other branding materials

Web Development Intern
Division of Student Affairs
La Salle University
May 2012-May 2013

Maintain, develop, and design websites for organizations using Wordpress

Train students and staff to update and use their website

Graphic Designer
Academic & Learning Support Services
La Salle University
Sept. 2011-May 2013

Create promotional flyers, brochures, postcards, newsletters, videos, and other medias to promote events on campus

Maintain a Wordpress site and Google Site

Freelance Designer
Adult and Graduate Programs
La Salle University
Oct. 2011-Nov. 2011, May 2012, Oct. 2012

Create animated and static advertisements to promote the program on major websites including 6abc, Comcast, and NBC10

Other Experience

Subject Tutor
Academic & Learning Support Services
La Salle University
August 2012-May 2013
Camp Leader
Positive Tomorrows
Oklahoma City, OK
June 2011-August 2011

Responsible for planning day to day educational, interactive, and engaging activities for 6-8 year olds living in homeless shelters.

Awards/Honors

  • Digital Art Department Award
  • Christian Brothers' Scholarship Recipient
  • Honors Program Member
  • Dean's List
  • Alpha Epsilon Honor Society Member
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Recipient

Activities

  • Captain, La Salle University Ultimate Frisbee Team
  • Member, Circle K
  • Tutor, Neighborhood Tutoring
  • Tutor/After School Program Volunteer, Positive Tomorrows
  • Mock Trial