Amanda began her professional career in graphic design, but after a couple of years began to crave the tactile experience of hands-on creation. On learning of the industrial design industry, she was immediately drawn to the field; Amanda graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Design in 2015.
In 2014, while still a student, Amanda started her own design business. Focusing on integrating her skillful use of concrete as a medium and newly minted industrial design talents, she began to develop her own jewelry line. Her one-of-a-kind jewelry line utilizes 3D printing technology combined with the hands on skills of concrete pouring and polishing to create distinct, unconventional designs — evolving tradition with technology through re-imagining old materials in a new way. The uniqueness of her craft garnered exponentially increasing media and client attention early on, allowing a quick jump into full-time design work in 2016. Under her business moniker Béton Brut Design, Amanda now has a robust selection of wholesale clients across Canada and the United States in gallery stores such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The National Building Museum, The Royal Alberta Museum, and the Harvard Museum of Science and Culture.
Royal Alberta Museum, Edmonton, AB
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Design Store, San Francisco, CA
National Building Museum Shop, Washington, DC
Institute of Contemporary Art Boston Store, Boston, MA
Pérez Art Museum Miami Shop, Miami, FL
Harvard Museum of Science and Culture Shop, Cambridge, MA
Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, St. Louis, MO
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Store, Houston, TX