Amy Thomas, Visual Designer

Amy Thomas | Senior Designer

(980) 505-7779


I’m a traditional artist bringing elegance and function to the digital realm. A reliable and effective team player, I’ve become known for creative problem solving and remaining calm under pressure.

My innate ability to interpret vague ideas into visually pleasing, user-friendly concepts produces significant overall client satisfaction and, ultimately, user experience.


  • Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects
  • Drupal, WordPress, AEM (Adobe Experience Manager)
  • HTML / CSS / Visual Studio Code
  • Cinema 4D, Daz 3D, Strata 3D, Blender
  • Figma, Prototyping, Wireframes
  • Web design and development
  • UI/UX design
  • Illustration / 3D graphics
  • Graphic Design
  • Project Management (certification in progress)


2009 IBM – US Patent 7523408: Representing status information in a storage subsystem copy services product

2008 IBM – US Patent 7350000: User interface for representing logical path information and displaying available adapters in a storage subsystem 

2007 IBM – US Patent 7305418: Selecting and showing copy pairs in a storage subsystem copy services graphical user interface

Illustrations helped to secure funding
Illustration work has helped secure multiple grants and millions of dollars in funding

Cover Graphics
3D designs published on covers of scientific journals


BA, Design and Visualization 

Silicon Valley College, San Jose, CA

AAS, Computer Grahics 

Silicon Valley College, San Jose, CA

Senior Visual Designer

Visual Designer – 2010 to Present
Temporary Graphics Specialist – 2008 – 2010

Stanford University School of Medicine
Department of Radiology

  • Design and develop approximately 15 novel, user focused, mobile-friendly websites annually
  • Manage 35 existing websites across the department (Drupal, WordPress, Adobe Experience Manager, HTML)
  • Act as primary contact for design services for the Department of Radiology
  • Create prototypes and deliver associated css/html files ready for import into software
  • Produce approximately four 3D cover designs per year, with an journal acceptance rate of 75%
  • Design and produce more than 35 graphic design projects annually (brochures, flyers, booklets, signage, etc)
  • Provide video editing/post-production for 3 events per year
  • Create illustration designs for more than 10 grant applications and journal submissions per year
  • Conduct informal user feedback sessions and data collection for existing and new web properties
  • Provide web and graphic design consultation services for faculty and staff

Freelance Graphic Designer – 2003 – 2020

Amy Thomas, Graphic Designer

  • Provide design and development services for websites in the health and wellness industry

Visual Design Software Engineer – 2000 – 2003

IBM – San Jose

  • Developed UI prototypes for use in user-centered design studies and software development.
  • Participated in team development of visual design specifications and interface function, resulting in multiple patent opportunities.
  • Created high and low fidelity prototypes for user studies. 
  • Reviewed user testing results to continually improve the overall workflow of developing software
  • Maintained visual consistency across all platforms and product suites.
  • GUI work awarded with three US patents (listed at left).