I’m a risk taker, a magic maker and business shaker. My career is a wildly woven ball of branding and marketing strategy, writing, graphic design, event planning, media buying, public relations and beyond.
I’ve also had the privilege of working within and alongside organizations in an operational and development capacity, while gaining experience in human resources and management. This means I understand the value of a positive culture, fiscal responsibility and producing results.
I’m a branding bullet that has propelled businesses to the top in their industry. I’ve spearheaded efforts to put startups on the map, teamed up with authors to launch best-selling books and helped marketing departments go from the red headed step-child to a rockstar resource for my clients.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER/CREATIVE SPECIALIST
Originally from Alexandria, I graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a major in graphic design with minors in art and advertising. As a kid, I was always coloring and doing crafts with my mom. I found graphic design was the perfect way for me to merge my love for the arts and branding into one career. When I’m not in the office I can often be found reading or watching anything true crime related, shopping local sales, or painting.
MARKETING + PROJECT COORDINATOR
I was born and raised in Fargo and received my bachelor’s degree in marketing from North Dakota State University. I’ve always had an interest in marketing, specifically branding strategy, design and writing!
Some fun facts about me are that I love sketching, reading and writing, traveling, listening to music, drinking wine and spending time with friends and family (and of course, the dogs)! I’m also the biggest movie buff ever – I especially love Quentin Tarantino, the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Harry Potter.
Top 25 Women in Business
Awarded by Prairie Business Magazine
Top 20 Entrepreneurial
Honored By Fargo Monthly Magazine
North Dakota Women’s Startup Weekend 2nd Place Finalist
For Misfix Business Concept
Entrepreneur of the
Honored by FMWF Chamber of Commerce
2015, 2017, 2019, 2020
Human Relations Award
Dale Carnegie of North Dakota
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are tired of doing things the same way
work hard and play hard
are ready to make WAVES
are ready to harness the power of marketing and branding
have a vision and the appetite to get it done
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Bring your brand back to life. A whole new look. A whole
new feel. Connect with and serve your customers in a
whole new way.
What Our Clients Are Saying
“Amanda has been integral in building a visual brand we are proud of and messaging that aligns with our services and culture, while helping us clearly define our marketing goals. In my eyes the true definition of success is when a client no longer refers to you as a vendor. To our ownerís group, Amanda is a friend and partner. We are among many clients that require her time, and she somehow still makes us feel as if our needs are the most important ones on her plate.”
President & CEO
General Equipment & Supplies, Inc.
“Amanda is a creative strategic thinker who focuses on results and outcomes. She excels in situations where she is able to develop dialogue around organizational objectives. She will challenge your thinking about how you position yourself and your organization in your marketplace. And when you step up to that challenge you will see results. I would recommend Amanda to help you inspire yourself and others to be bold, try new things, and help you get energized about where your business can take you.”
Previous Vice President & Team Performance Strategist, Dale Carnegie of North Dakota
“Mandee’s passion for marketing and branding is so contagious that I wanted to become a client before I even had the business. Start-ups are insanely exciting, but can be exhausting without Mandee McKinnon’s marketing brain and guidance to help you through each bold step. She had the vision behind my mission and was able to make my brand come to life! I’ve been inspired and double dare you to go all in with this badass brander! Be You. Be Random. Be Kind. Be Badass.”
Random Acts of BA