Meet the Team: Amanda Barnes

Happy Tuesday! Today’s “Meet the Team’ feature is about one of our Designers, Amanda Barnes from Waterford, MI! Learn more about Amanda below.

What is your favorite thing about your job and/or working at EU? 
I love being involved throughout the whole process of the project. From start to finish we have a team full of varying expertise collaborating to make amazing products for our clients.

Favorite hangout outside of work? 
I love hanging out by the lake. Water is so fascinating to me. Waves can be one of the strongest, most powerful natural forces but they can also brings a sense of purity and calm.

What are you currently watching on Netflix/Hulu/Standard Tv? Do people still buy cable? 
A combination of magic, tattoos and game shows at the moment.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be and why? 
I would love to learn how to surf… but first I need to learn how to swim.

What’s your secret talent that nobody knows about? 
I can throw a perfect spiral while riding on a stand up paddle board and I can eat a whole pizza to myself.

Where do you find inspiration? 
I love when I have the opportunity to get out of the office and attend a workshop, lecture or event. Seeing others succeed and happy with their careers pushes me to try new things and take risks both inside and out of work. Also, Dribbble, duh.

Any role models or mentors? 
I don’t have any specific role models but I follow a lot of talented designers, artists and entrepreneurs on social media that I check often for tips, ideas and inspiration.

What would you do for a career if you weren’t doing this? 
I would love to open my own doggie daycare or learn to be a dog trainer. Who wouldn’t want to play with dogs all day?

If you could splurge on one must-have item, what would it be? 
I would buy a house with a lot of land so I can adopt a bunch of doggies and give them the wonderful life they deserve!

If you had to describe yourself as a food, what would you choose and why? 
Chocolate covered potato chips because I’m sweet, salty and little unexpected. Growing up with a chocolate factory as a family business has given me quite the sweet tooth…

To learn more about Amanda, check her out on LinkedIn, Dribbble or Instagram.

Check back next Tuesday for another team member spotlight!