Amanda Rutledge

Graphic Designer, Detroit, MI

500+ professional projects completed


I'm Amanda Rutledge and to some "Gink", my story is just getting started so this is just a tease. Keep watching to see the next page turn. I'm a 21 year old creative born in Detroit, MI and raised not too far away. Cooking and baking are things I like to do for fun except when it's time to wash the dishes. I'm always down to watch a good movie. I like to walk around Target, JoAnns, and Michaels not to buy anything (even though I'd love to fill my basket) but for exploration and inspiration. Music is one of my favorite things, if I can talk at a normal tone and still hear my voice, it isn't loud enough. I find arenas to be very fun. Whether it's a basketball game or a concert I think the idea of unity for one thing in one place is amazing. The ability to do it all under one roof with fun and precision, I like that. My current favorite is the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. Since I was 4 I've been a Detroit Pistons fan but just recently rekindled my excitement for it. Out of all that serving God is what I love to do most, I am a believer of Jesus Christ. He is my Lord and Savior. Spending time with Him, fulfilling His mission, doing His work is my life. Before everything I am a child of God and will always serve Him first.

Creative is extra broad, but so am I. My current main specialty is graphic design, but I do so much more: photography, ideation, innovation. But if you need a more specific answer ask God, I'm here serving Him on a mission to create where and when He tells me.

Creating is what I love to do. I was made for this. Some say self-taught I say God-taught. It's kinda always been my thing, I wake up and think about it. I've been creating almost everyday since I've been able to pick up a good ole wax crayon. After almost two years of consistent customers as a high school student I decided it was time to officially open my graphic design business, M2Designs Co to the world in 2016.

Innovation is something else I truly love at heart. I look at things in a way of how can it get better, more fun, what can change this to be more than just itself. I think imagination is one of the best things we have if you can imagine it, you can do it.

"Anything possible through God, creativity and innovation is just a plus."

Romans 8:28 says, And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.


Specialties

  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Ideation
  • Innovation

Skills

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Free Hand

Experience

Graphic Designer/ Marketing Director at Contractors Asphalt Paving, LLC
May 2018 – November 2020 Livonia, MI
Founder & Lead Designer at M2Designs Co
March 2016 – Present Troy, MI

Education

Business Management at Oakland Community College
January 2020 – May 2020 Royal Oak, MI
Business Management at Wayne State University
August 2017 – May 2019 Detroit, MI

Clients

  • Snapchat, Inc.
  • Southfield Public Schools
  • Michigan Chronicle
  • Contractors Asphalt Paving
  • The Carlton Way
  • Znuie
  • Shayne Shalome
  • Beautifully Created
  • Mature 316
  • Carmella X Rosella
  • J3 Entertainment
  • Shannon Marie Collection
  • Miss Motor City 2020