Chopsticks & Forks
Heart & Mind
Push & Pull
The 80s was an incubator for some of the best new music genres, fashion experimentation, slang that rivals today's emoji use, tech growth, and cultural shifts.
Chopsticks & Forks. We were a kimchee & rice-hyphen-meat & potatoes type of dinner table. I’m the eldest daughter of a Korean immigrant & a Puerto Rican American. My mom gave me a love for art, my dad gave me curls.
People thought I was a shy kid, I say quiet observer. Hyper-aware, taking mental note, analyzing behavior, the moment, in the moment.
So, here I am, studying people. Studying behaviors, mining truths, dot-connecting, and pitching mindful creative thinking into advertising feels.
But make it fancy.
Upbringings influence perspective. Experiences shape ideas. I’m driven to create inclusive, authentic, and human-centered work, always looking for opportunities
to stray from comfort zones. Seeking the unexpected. Pushing.
I want to make work that stands up and out.
I gush about everything mid century mod, from furniture design to fashion to home accessories to graphic design to architechture. Passionate about design that blends utility, beauty, and artistry.
Being my daughter’s sidekick, coasting on my bike, plotting vacations, giving back, and racking up Netflix binges are some of my unbillable projects.
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i bring heart
ART DIRECTOR/COPYWRITER AMANDA ACEVEDO :: PHOTOGRAPHER GLEN GYSSLER
ART DIRECTOR/COPYWRITER AMANDA ACEVEDO :: PHOTOGRAPHER SCOTT D. GROSS :: LETTERPRESS PRINTER THOMAS & BROWN
ART DIRECTOR AMANDA ACEVEDO :: COPYWRITER ANNA KATE ROCHE :: CREATIVE DIRECTOR BERNARDO ANDRADA
DIRECTOR CHRIS ROBINSON :: PHOTOGRAPHER JEFF CARLSON :: AD AGENCY OLIVER :: DESIGN AGENCY GODUTCH
ART DIRECTOR AMANDA ACEVEDO :: COPYWRITER JORIE HAYNES :: CREATIVE DIRECTOR LAURA DAULEY :: AD AGENCY LEO BURNETT
Born and lived in Minnesota, lived in Seoul, lived in Houston, lived in Louisiana, thennnnnnnnn Chicago, by way of Army, before turning 4.
Told the story of the French Revolution through its fashion. Threads, footwear, wigs, hats, accessories—symbols of class, identity, culture, politics, and expression. This couture-lover sashayed into 1st Place, and it was bon voyage to France summer before senior year of high school.
My mom raised my sister and I after the divorce. Privileged to witness strength, resilience, courage, survival. With grace. That's the legacy I want to leave behind.
My defining moment was when I survived a head-on collision. All 5 of us in the car lived, all 5 of us were wearing our seat belts. Every day is a second chance. Definitely.
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