Amanda O’Bryan is an award-winning designer, artist, illustrator, and author with 20+ years of experience in the creative industries. Through her art, workshops, public speaking, and her book ‘Daily Acts Of Creativity’, she encourages individuals from all walks of life to embrace creativity as part of their daily lives.
Amanda brings to her work an impressive educational background in visual arts and design from the University of Newcastle, training at the Creative Education Foundation in New York, and a continuing study into the therapeutic benefits of creativity for wellbeing through the healing power and flowers and nature.
Early in her creative career, Amanda made a name for herself designing bespoke ranges of fabric, children’s furniture, and accessories. She achieved success with her Big Top Play Tent which was featured on Better Homes and Gardens TV and sold Australia-wide. Additionally, Amanda’s talents extend to singing and songwriting – she has written songs that have been recorded by other musicians as well as for ABC TV’s, The Saddle Club. Her passion for music culminated in the release of her own CD ‘FreeWheelin’ in 2011.
Having founded a Sydney-based brand, graphic and web design studio and successfully collaborated with a broad range of clients, from high-profile entrepreneurs and businesses to government and community sector organisations, she continues to remain at the forefront of her field of design, concentrating on licensing and selling her original botanical based designs.
Her most recent projects, a book aimed at promoting the benefits of creativity for wellbeing that was completed after undergoing Ovarian Cancer treatment and highlights Amanda’s strong dedication to helping others lead more fulfilled lives through creativity.
With creativity at the core of her artistry, she achevied a three-time finalist status in the Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize and has also been awarded the ‘Packers Prize’ in 2018. Her current practice centres around organic botanical compositions. Her work is exhibited in galleries, acquired by private commission, licensing agreement and in her online store.
Reach out to Amanda for:
• Guest speaking engagements
• Creative workshops
• Art, design and illustration commissions
• Art and design licensing.