Meet our April Designer of the Month: Amanda Jones!

During the month of April we’re featuring designs by Amanda Jane Jones on sale for 10% off! Amanda’s designs are modern and clean, with fresh typography. Order any piece – wedding invitations, birth announcements, party invites, business cards, save the dates, you name it – and you’ll save 10%. As always, this promotion can be combined with our 6+ printed pieces discount, so you can save an additional 10%!

Amanda is a freelance graphic designer and art-director based in Chicago. She is the co-creator and founding designer of Kinfolk Magazine. Amanda’s favorite projects to design are books, cookbooks and periodicals, but she also does company branding and web design. Read on to learn more about her path to design! 

Amanda Jane Jones of Kinfolk

My mom is a photographer so I’d work as her assistant during the summers. That started my path to the arts. The stress of photographing weddings lead me to study something that was a little more laid back, and that’s why I chose design. I studied at Brigham Young University and then interned at a couple places before joining a design firm after graduation. Two years after working full-time, I jumped ship and started my freelance career. It was terrifying, but it was also one of the best decisions I could have ever made. 

I like to think I have a classic / modern mix. I think I lean toward the masculine side of design – and often go with the mantra less is more.

Simple Elegance letterpress wedding invitations from Bella Figura
Amanda’s Simple Elegance design, personalized for Erin and David’s real weddingPhoto courtesy of Graham Terhune.

I generally work from home. I’m a newish mom and for me, it’s the perfect situation. I get to be with my daughter during the day and get my work done in the morning, evenings and nap time. 

Modern Gray letterpress save the dates from Bella Figura

When it comes to finding inspiration, I have a ton of design books – old and new – that I love to flip through. When I’m in a design rut, I’ll put on a new album or go for a walk. Fresh air always seems to fix a brain block. 

What I think is great the longer I’m in the design industry is how more and more – it’s ok to break the rules. In college studying design, I was always worried I was “breaking the rules” of design. But really, some of the best stuff out there doesn’t follow any rules. 

Many thanks to Amanda for letting us take a closer look at her design process! Ready to shop? Check out Amanda’s collection now! 

The fine print: this offer is exclusive to designs by Amanda Jones and does not apply towards the purchase of other designs. Orders must be placed by 11:59pm Eastern on April 30, 2016 in order to receive this offer.