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Amy Chen is an artist, photographer, graphic designer, and writer who has found success by taking advantage of social media platforms like Instagram and Pinterest. We've got the full story on this young artist and how she has connected with fans on the web. If you're a budding artist looking to gain a social media following, read this guide on when to post on Instagram to get the most likes. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.
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Amy has worked with a number of brands on packaging, social media campaigns, and other design projects. She lists the types of projects for which she is available and provides contact information on her official website.
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Amy Chen, born on January 13, 1992, is a graphic designer, photographer, blogger, and entrepreneur based in New York City. She offers her design services on her website AmyChenDesign.com, where her personal blog is also located. On her social media channels, she is known by the username AmyVentures, due to what she calls an unquenchable thirst for life. She stated that her real name is too common to be available on most platforms.
As a designer, she's worked on social media campaigns for brands such as M and M's, McDonald's, Cartoon Network, Magnum, and Dove Chocolate, among others. Her works have also been featured on aesthetic and social news websites like Vsco, the Shorty Awards, Brandettes, and Snapfluence. Websites such as I Spy DIY also recognized Amy Chen as an inspiration. Buzzfeed included her in their list of "Fifty Instagram Accounts to Make You Want to Travel the USA."
Amy studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications Design degree in 2014. While the focus of the curriculum is computer graphics, she also took up minor studies in the History of Art and Design.
She had an internship with the Roberts and Langer advertising company, where she had the opportunity to work for brands such as Neutrogena, Aveeno, and Johnson and Johnson. She also gained experience in digital media when she had her second internship at Viacom, where she created content for network blogs on MTV and Buzzworthy.
Upon graduating, she chose not to work a 9 to 5 corporate job. According to Amy, she is terrified of working towards someone else's vision, when she feels that she is totally capable of working towards her own. She said she does not want to be transformed into a routine robot who hates what they do and lives solely for the weekend.
When it comes to her source of living, she creates packaging for artisanal products, and offers her services in graphic design, photography, art direction, and writing through her website. She also sells items printed with her own designs in e-commerce stores, specifically Society6 and Etsy, websites focused on selling handmade and unique products made by artists from all over the world.
Amy also runs her own blog, where she shares her experiences in design, traveling, and food recipes. She says she loves a lot of things and worries that having no focus will result in no mastery of a skill. However, she advises her readers who are going through the same dilemma to listen to their hearts, and trust their instincts. Amy states that it does not matter whether someone is a generalist or a specialist; the most important part is doing the things you love, and having faith that it will all work out in the end.
Amy gained popularity on social media by sharing her designs and curated snapshots. Her photographs often receive a number of likes, with her followers commenting on how vibrant and aesthetically pleasing her feed is. Amy regularly posts on her accounts, specifically Instagram, where she communicates with her followers through stories to match each photo. Aside from her designs, she also posts about her adventures. Amy said that she has a serious case of wanderlust, and dreams of traveling the world someday.
Aside from Instagram and Twitter, Amy is also active on social platforms for design and inspiration such as Pinterest and Behance. Here, she showcases her work series like Colorventures, which is her own photo project captured with only the use of her phone camera.
According to Amy, she believes in bold colors, constant learning, traveling to at least one place every year, and never losing her sense of wonder. Amy attracts followers who appreciate not only her designs, but her outlook in life as well.