Amanda Brannon grew up in rural north Alabama, on a mountain top 40-acre homestead. When she wasn’t working at her art table, she spent much of her time in nature. Later, Amanda studied Visual Communications at the University of Alabama and completed her degree at the Art Institute of Atlanta. Amanda is also a graduate of the Milan Art Institute's Mastery Program.
While working as a graphic designer in Atlanta, Amanda worked on national accounts such as Days Inn, General Tire, General Electric, AT&T, and Turner Network Television’s Cartoon Network. It was a tremendous opportunity, which allowed Amanda to quickly find national accounts to work on when she moved to Palo Alto, California in 1992.
Amanda then accepted a position as Art Director for Alaska’s largest ad agency in 1994 and then became Art Director for Alaska Magazine, until she decided to start her own graphic design business in 1996, creating award-winning designs for both large corporate accounts and smaller “mom & pop” accounts.
Amanda is also the author of one of Alaska’s best selling cookbooks: Every which way with Rhubarb — a 168-page rhubarb cookbook which was published in 2003.
By 2008, after surviving breast cancer, Amanda realized that life is too short and too long not to be doing what she really loves to do which is expressing her creativity in a personal way. So she began focusing her efforts on creating and sharing her artwork through galleries and through national product lines.
After having spent more than 20 years in Alaska, Amanda returned to her Southern roots in "Sweet Home, Alabama" where she has taken a new direction with her artwork, working with mixed-media oils and creating prophetic artworks. She also teaches workshops and paints live, on-stage for church conferences. It is with great pleasure that Amanda continues to share her art and life experience, and she hopes that viewers take with it a renewed sense of curiosity and joy.
The following is a partial list of clients who have worked with Amanda directly or through their agencies:
Alaska Native Medical Center
Alaska SeaLife Center
Alaska State Council on the Arts
Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau
Anchorage Fur Rendezvous
Anchorage Museum of History & Art
Baker Jennings Films
Crystal Creek Lodge
E-MU Systems, Inc.
Graphic Arts Publishing Company
Homer Brewing Company
Homer, Alaska Chamber of Commerce
Livingston Slone Architects
Mango Teddy Bear Company
NANA Regional Corporation
Nirvair Singh Khalsa
OTZ Telephone Cooperative
Providence Children’s Hospital
Radical Art for Women
Red Oak Roasters
Sky Trekking Alaska
Stone Soup Group
The Fresh Sourdough Express Bakery & Café
Turner Network Television’s Cartoon Network
United States Post Office
University of Alaska Anchorage
Wild Spruce Graphics
Within The Wild Adventure Lodges