Hello!
I’m Amanda Cilek, a product designer based in Portland, OR. I am passionate about design for social good and enjoy transforming my creative energy into meaningful user experiences. 
Currently I am a Senior Product Designer with Autodesk’s AEX youth team, focusing on empowering the next generation of creative voices. Previously, I honed my skills at a number of tech startups including the nonprofit Medic Mobile, where I helped build tools for healthcare workers in remote communities. I also enjoy creating engaging data visualizations and printmaking work that tells a story and invites a closer look. ​​​​​​​My MFA work explores unexpected ways to visualize environmental data and encourage a fresh perspective. I design because I feel compelled to make a difference and because I believe good, thoughtful design can be the perfect catalyst for change.
When I'm not working, you'll find me hiking the beautiful Pacific Northwest, baking experimental vegan treats, and championing zero waste.
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