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Hi! My name is Amanda Klassen. I'm an Industrial Designer who navigates between physical and digital experiences.

I use tumblr for process, travel and design snippets - also things that don't make it to my portfolio like Graphic Design. Check out my projects here: Portfolio

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I visited the Vanglo exhibition house in Mount Pleasant - an entirely custom designed home. I met the builder and learned about materials like a German engineered fibre concrete and how certain textures were created on the exterior and interior space. The level of detail throughout the home is remarkable! (at Vanglo Sustainable Construction Group)

I visited the Vanglo exhibition house in Mount Pleasant - an entirely custom designed home. I met the builder and learned about materials like a German engineered fibre concrete and how certain textures were created on the exterior and interior space. The level of detail throughout the home is remarkable! (at Vanglo Sustainable Construction Group)

Umbra Shift Launch Party. My favourite product was the bottle opener. The act of opening bottles is made more beautiful, and it’s aesthetically disguised as a stand alone object. (at vancouver special)

Umbra Shift Launch Party. My favourite product was the bottle opener. The act of opening bottles is made more beautiful, and it’s aesthetically disguised as a stand alone object. (at vancouver special)

One hour with Douglas Coupland and Helvetica! I joined in on an event with 35 creatives to design and print 4-foot posters on the fly. We had some outstanding visual designers on board from Lululemon, DDB and more.

Image 1: create a face using Helvetica family
Image 2: create a poster that describes you using Helvetica (ellipsis)
Image 3: make Comic Sans look good
Image 3: same as #1

Don’t miss out on the Gesamtkunstwerk exhibit put on by Westbank and BIG. They even have a material library in there. Closes on May 18th.

Don’t miss out on the Gesamtkunstwerk exhibit put on by Westbank and BIG. They even have a material library in there. Closes on May 18th.

"…life doesn’t simply happen to us, we produce it."

~ Bruce Mau, Life style

"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."

~ Michelangelo
I’ve finally tried tinting glasses. After hunting around for new frames, I dug up my old pair instead.

I’ve finally tried tinting glasses. After hunting around for new frames, I dug up my old pair instead.

Simple framework for conceptual thinking: Senses x Emotions x Factor XDiagram pulled from Jinsop Lee’s TED Talk. 

Simple framework for conceptual thinking: Senses x Emotions x Factor X

Diagram pulled from Jinsop Lee’s TED Talk

Learning how to tint my glasses purple. Very cool!

Learning how to tint my glasses purple. Very cool!

"One can steal ideas, but no one can steal execution or passion."

~ Tim Ferriss