Amy Kvistad Design
In case you are wondering how to pronounce my name, it is Swedish and is spoken as two syllables: kvi-stad.
I have been working as a graphic designer for the past 15 years. My interest in design started before that while at the European headquarters of a large technology company. PowerPoint slides should look good and be persuasive! As my interest in design grew, I went back to school to learn graphic design. For many years after that I worked in Boston supporting marketing teams at several engineering firms.
While working full-time in Boston, I started as a freelance graphic designer with a few clients. Web design was also a growing interest and my introduction to WordPress came at the Boston WordCamp in 2009. After taking a database developer class, I started designing and developing WordPress websites.
Currently, I work as a freelance graphic designer on print design projects, perform website design and development and UX design and research. Website projects include a strong foundation in SEO and optimization. WordPress is my preferred content management system, although I am also work with Bootstrap and Foundation.
Co-organizer Boston WordPress Meetup
After many years of attending the Boston WordPress meetup, I am now a co-organizer for the monthly meetings and annual WordCamp Boston!
WBE and DBE Certification in Massachusetts
Amy Kvistad Design is certified as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) by the Supplier Diversity Office (SDO). It is formerly known as the State Office of Minority Women Business Assistance (SOMWBA) in Massachusetts. If you are looking for a WBE / DBE subcontractor please visit my Massachusetts state certification page.
When I am not working, I enjoy competitive sailing and regularly crew on a Farr 30, J105, and S2 7.9. We have a six person team and my position is on the foredeck. I also enjoy hiking, skiing, gardening and just being outside!