Amy Thomas

Amy Thomas, Headshot

Visual Designer

(980) 505-7779

amy@designamy.com

Intuitive, detail-oriented visual designer with experience in print, web, and user-interface design.

Traditional artist bringing elegance and function to the digital medium. Reliable, effective, team player; known for creative problem solving and remaining calm under pressure.

Innate ability to interpret vague ideas into visually pleasing, user-friendly concepts producing significant client satisfaction.

Experienced Visual Designer

Visual Designer / Team Lead – 2008 to Present
Stanford University School of Medicine
Department of Radiology

Ultimately, I’m an overachiever.

I do my best at all times. When I feel like I am not doing my best, I seek out more education, more information to get to that place. I welcome constructive criticism and I love to learn new things. 

Web Design and Development

  • design and build for Drupal, WordPress, and AEM (Adobe Experience Manager)
  • customize themes and elements as necessary to maintain brand consistency
  • manage on-going maintenance and updates
  • train staff on maintenance of divisional and lab websites
  • act as liaison and first point of contact for troubleshooting websites across the Radiology brand
  • act as consultant for website proposals; manage expectations for site build; help individual site owners decide the best route for their web project. 

Illustration and 3D Graphics

  • meet with scientists and physicians to discuss project
  • research standards of presentation for different biological processes/elements
  • draw sketches of proposed art for initial client evaluation
  • commit sketched art to digital canvas

Graphic Design

  • design and produce booklets, brochures, invitations, annual reports, executive level documents, event collateral, branding packages
  • determine photography styles, typography, color schemes
  • secure any third party licensing for project fonts, imagery, etc. 

Project Management

  • meet with stakeholders to determine overall project goals and milestones 
  • break projects into tasks/goals and delegate 
  • regular check-ins to assure timelines are reasonable and adjust as necessary

Creative Direction

  • align with the School of Medicine’s brand identity in all projects while giving Radiology it’s own identity
  • all visuals should promote the goal of Radiology in being the most innovative department of Radiology in the world
  • maintain Radiology’s brand in all published mediums (social, print, web)
  • when designs come through that work against the overall identity, be able to tactfully explain the significance of our brand and why its important to adhere to it. Provide alternate solutions when these situations occur. 

Leadership 

  • act as day to day leader and advocate for the team
  • govern and protect the time of our team by being cognizant of any project that comes through and realistic about its time expectations
  • manage by example; not afraid to step in and help with the work
  • use active listening and open-ended questions to promote user-defined solutions
  • strive to hear what the team is not telling me
  • All
  • Creative Direction
  • Web Design
  • UX
  • Graphic Design
  • Project Management
  • 3D Graphics