Artist | Designer
Amanda O’Bryan is a multi-disciplinary creative, founder of Creative Queen Bees and author of ‘Daily Acts Of Creativity’.
Amanda started Creative Queen Bees in 2012 as a full service creative studio, offering brand, print and digital design services. In 2017 Amanda returned to her home town in the Hunter Valley after recovering from Ovarian Cancer and re-imagined Creative Queen Bees to support people on their journey to live a creative life.
In business, Amanda draws from her 20+ years as a practicing creative and business owner. Known for her high-end imaginative ideas and artistry, she collaborates with business and brands, combining award winning design expertise with a speciality in art and illustration that delivers unique, highly bespoke visual storytelling.
As a coach, Amanda’s breakthrough approach provides transformational results for her client’s as she guides and supports them with deliberate and transformational creativity.
Amanda studied Visual Arts and holds a BA in Design both from the University of Newcastle, together with a Diploma in Web Development and a Graduate Certificate in PR from Sydney University.
More recently Amanda trained at the Creative Education Foundation in New York, the world leader in creative, personal and professional transformation. She is an accredited facilitator in the Creative Problem Solving Model, which empowers people with the skill set, tool set, and mind set in deliberate creativity.
An accomplished artist, in 2018 she was a finalist in the Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize and winner of the ‘Packers Prize’. Her current art practice explores abstract works for an upcoming group exhibition in Newcastle from August 6th – 23rd, 2020.
In a previous life, Amanda performed as a singer/songwriter and is sometimes known to have a sing ‘every now and then’ with her musician husband. She has written songs recorded by other musicians as well as for the ABC Australian/Canadian children’s’ TV show, ‘The Saddle Club’. Amanda released ‘FreeWheelin’, a CD of her original compositions in 2011.
For all creative commissions, guest speaking, consulting or to view Amanda’s portfolio, contact Amanda HERE