Amy has worked more than 30 years as a graphic designer and art director. Before starting Twistnshout, her own design firm in Swarthmore, PA., she was an art director at Young and Rubicam International Inc. in New York City, where she worked on such accounts as Gillette, General Foods, Warner Lambert, Dr Pepper and Johnson & Johnson. At Ogilvy and Mather in New York City, her clients included Avon, TWA, Kimberly-Clark, Lever Brothers, General Foods, Hathaway, Clairol and Par Parfums. She also was an art director at WTAF-TV 29 in Philadelphia and senior art director at Weightman Advertising Inc. in Philadelphia.
Amy produces strategic, attractive, effective communications for nonprofits using her high quality, big-agency talent at affordable rates. Her approach is collaborative, personal and thoughtful. Writers, photographers, marketing specialists, web developers and the client are encouraged to participate in the creative process.
Her recent projects reflect the increasing intersection between print and digital communications. For example, photographs, messaging and layouts produced for a print community report for the Brandywine Health Foundation have made their way into social media campaigns, email marketing and web pages. Additionally, these assets have been re-purposed for signage, direct mail fundraising and advertisements. This cross pollination of materials means that stakeholders receive consistent messages. Additionally, the organization’s investment in these assets is maximized.
Other recent clients include Crozer-Keystone Community Foundation, Princeton University Office of Admission, Delaware County Literacy Council, Gratz College, Senior Community Services, Wolf Performing Arts Center and the Contemporary Freudian Society.
Amy earned a BFA with honors from Washington University School of Art in St. Louis and received training at the Rhode Island School of Design, the School of Visual Arts in New York City and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. In 2010 she earned a master’s certificate in internet marketing from the University of San Francisco.