My name is Amanda Rehagen, and I’m a graphic/web designer who loves creating clean and readable designs that put the focus on great content.
From 2002-2013 I worked as designer for a small non-profit arts agency, Chameleon Arts & Youth Development, which works with at-risk populations in the Kansas City urban core. I’ve built and maintained the agency website, distributed e-newsletters to our supporters, and promoted their work through online social networks. I’ve also designed postcards and brochures promoting the agency, which have been distributed throughout community centers in the area. Most recently, I’ve had the opportunity to design a number of books as a new part of the agency’s programming, which has allowed me to learn more about PODs.
From 2004-2013, I also worked as a freelancer, designing personal websites for artists Hugh Merrill and Laura Berman and as various other print/web projects along the way. From 2005-2007, I served as Web Design Coordinator on the steering committee of the SGC 2007 conference in Kansas City, the largest international printmaking conference in North America. Currently, I am volunteering as Design Editor for the soon-to-be-published community-based zine, Undercurrent: A Zine About Kansas City.
Since December 2013, I have been employed fulltime as web designer for a small local publisher and marketing company, Townsend Communications. I have overseen the redesign of websites for MyMajors, KC Studio, and Creative Outlook, in addition to maintaining the associated blogs, designing email promotions, and managing social media for KC Studio Magazine. I am no longer available for freelance/contract work at this time.