Amanda was born and raised in Southern Louisiana, right out side of New Orleans. It was inspiring to grow up in a city with a rich history of music and art. She attended the Art and Design School at Louisiana State University where she was classically trained in fine arts. After school she moved to Denver, Colorado and started a small letterpress design shop, Paper Plates Press, with her husband. Together they created small batch cards and invitations printed by hand on their vintage letterpresses. Throughout this time she continued to paint personal works. Her most recent art show was inspired by a collection of vintage family Polaroid photographs.