Design background and projects

Update: I’m currently accepting 5–10 hours of freelance/contract design work each week. A good fit would be print collateral, publications, website mockups, slide decks, or ad creation in InDesign, Illustrator, or Photoshop. If you have the design strategy part of a project in place and you’re looking for help with execution or production work, you can reach me at



I’ve been designing for more than 20 years — primarily print collateral, brand development, and website design. I believe in clarity and dependability, which has translated into design work with a focus on details and usability over flashy or trendy.

perhaps you’ve seen me here…

Content I’ve created on the topic of design

Media & Mentions



  • advanced experience with typography, layout, and illustrations
  • advanced experience building out materials based on brand standards
  • advanced experience with InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
  • basic to intermediate experience with HTML and CSS


  • communication
  • understanding and clarifying goals
  • moving things forward and getting situations unstuck
  • follow-through & commitment
  • focus
  • consistency
  • planning
  • attention to detail


  • April 2015 – Present: Designer and Maker at Oxford Dogma
  • March 2009 – May 2014: Design Director, Forty (now Crowd Favorite)
  • June 2006 – April 2010: Communications Director, AIGA Arizona
  • February 2007 – Present: Owner/Designer, Amy Lamp Design
  • March 2004 – February 2007: Graphic Designer, Switch Studio

For a full description, see my LinkedIn profile >


2002-2014: Various conference workshops 
To feed my hunger for learning and improve my craft, I’ve attended many design conferences on the topics of general graphic design skills, brand development, web design, and user experience design.

1994 – 1997: University of Northern Iowa
Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design

A few examples of my design work