My name is Amanda Ward and I am a graphic designer residing in Norton, MA for the time being. I am strongly invested in designing with a purpose. When I am not hunched over my computer screen, I enjoy reading in my backyard and obsessively redecorating my bedroom. As a child I was influenced by my grandfather's passions for architecture and his love for painting and quilting. I remember sifting through his original blueprints wondering how much work it had taken to construct each individual home. As an adult I can appreciate the time and effort it takes to create something formed from a small idea. This is the main reason I decided to pursue a career in graphic design. I love the idea of creating pieces that are functional and beautiful at the same time.