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Amanda So

  • Graphic Designer
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Graphic Design

Previous positions

  • Graphic Designer at Panasonic Avionics Corporation
  • Software Engineering Intern at Panasonic Avionics Corporation

Education

UC Irvine, B.A., Studio Art

Public Profile

Background

Summary

Graphic designer based in Los Angeles, CA I craft icons, UI and web design, illustrations, and visual identities. Get to know more about me at: https://sosoamanda.carbonmade.com/

Experience

  • Graphic Designer

    Microsoft

    August 2017 – Present(2 years 2 months)Redmond

    Contract through Aquent (remote) • Collaborate with icon and UX designers in defining the visual language of new icon set • Design and build icons for the Microsoft Office Suite user experience refresh of 2019 • Generate visual explorations for integrating partner tools within Microsoft Office

  • Graphic Designer

    Panasonic Avionics Corporation

    December 2013 – July 2017(3 years 7 months)Orange County, California Area

    • Create meaningful illustrations, icons, and assets for internal and customer facing web tools • Apply customer visual branding to customized seatback interactive programs • Develop interactive wireframes and mockups for internal CMS and web application tools • Evaluate web application user interfaces with a team of other designers to provide style guidelines and new visual solutions to enhance user experience • Maintain updates for flying customer portal sites for major airlines: Emirates, Etihad, American Airlines, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines

  • Software Engineering Intern

    Panasonic Avionics Corporation

    February 2012 – December 2013(1 year 10 months)Orange County, California Area

    • Generated and maintained in-flight web and mobile portals per requirements, modifying graphics as necessary, for major airlines • Assisted with software application development by testing an in-house portal building tool and testing web portals using Agile development methodology • Prepared and gave demonstrations of in-house portal building tool to multiple organizations within company • Engaged with customers to learn and provide feedback on portal and internal tool designs and user experience

  • Editorial/Events Intern

    Parenting OC Magazine

    April 2011 – July 2011(3 months)Orange County, California Area

    • Participated in marketing the magazine’s community events through various media outlets • Involved in the review and editing process for articles to be published in the magazine • Clerical duties including filing, organizing, and data entry • Contributed research and writing effort with fellow intern in a compilation article titled “The Mom Blog Directory” for the June 2011 issue • Communicated with perspective newsletter recipients to confirm contact information

Education

  • UC Irvine

    B.A., Studio Art

    2008 – 2012

  • Irvine Valley College

    Certificate of Achievement, Web Authoring / Digital Media Art

    2014

Skills & Expertise

  • CSS
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Illustrator
  • Project Management
  • Graphics
  • Web Development
  • Microsoft Office
  • Marketing
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • InDesign
  • Editing
  • Photoshop
  • Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • HTML

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Causes Amanda cares about:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Science and Technology