I am passionate about building the future of visual experiences with collaborative teams that focus on user stories. I have a comprehensive understanding of end-to-end visual storytelling concepts [think user stories, customer experience, products as stories], design, strategy, management, and production for a wide range of applications.
Visual Storytelling runs through my veins. I've worked in 28 countries, became an award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker, was invited to present twice at TEDx and other high profile events. I continue to approach products as stories and experiences.
I speak fluent geek, will jump in, tweak code, and easily collaborate with all levels of tech people, from engineers and UX designers to Technical Program Managers. For example, I coded this site.
I am the founder of several successful businesses and have a deep understanding of customer obsession, how to face and analyze ambiguity, and making decisions.
"Amanda is great to work with and cares about the details. She has creative vision and pushed to see what could be accomplished, how things could be applied differently, and what was around the corner."
"Amanda worked hard to keep the project organized and the technical requirements clear for her producers, which was not an easy task when working with a product in beta. There were several technical challenges that occurred during the project, and Amanda maintained calm leadership of her team, working with the technical resources on the client's team to understand and solve the technical complexities, then explain the solution to her production team. She not only possesses great problem-solving skills, but remains unperturbed when problems arise."
"Amanda is a talented and captivating storyteller, who brings compassion, a sense of adventure and inspiration to to do good to the table."
"What Amanda brings to the table is focus and a relentless drive toward completion. She is able to marshal large projects, clearly define the work to be done and the resources needed to do the work, and push individual tasks through to the end. Her ability to cut through noise and maintain focus on the job at hand has been extremely valuable to me."
Executive Producer and Content Designer for multiple, inaugural products such Amazon Kindle in Motion eBooks and 'CARE', a computer-based, SaaS healthcare platform. Executive Producer for several award-winning projects such a This Is Beautiful, AIDS Is Knocking, SalaamGarage, and more.
Two-time TEDx (invitational) and Ignite presenter. Web 2.0 keynoter, Q Commons, Gnomedex, universities nationwide and more. Former Lecturer at University of Washington Evans School graduate students, developed the "Good Stories Matter" series.
End-to-end producer and manager of high quality visual content such as video, photography, illustration, animation, web site, eBook and traditional book publishing. Author of extensive creative briefs.
Author of product documentation, white paper specifications, project scopes for content and Saas products. Experience with Agile development and UX design projects, fieldwork, online research, interviews, contextual inquiries, usability studies, prototype, and survey studies. Author of editorial calendars and schedule task master.
Author of RFPs and contracts, artist and agent contract negotiations (>$1M). Vendor research, identification, interviewing, selection, and onboarding.
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amanda [@] amandakoster.com