Meet the team who runS the AMD Birmingham brand
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
AMD promises you a personalized experience where you will be in direct contact with a member of our team. We want to help you take the ideas you see yourself and put them on display for the world. Our priority is to elevate your brand to become other people's priority.
We want to be the bridge to your brand's future. Our team can help with everything from brochures to website design to logos. If you're looking for an agency that provides a personal touch, AMD is where you'll find it.
During my last semester of college I was working at the University of Alabama Alumni Association as their Graphic Designer. It was by far my favorite job I'd had in college because I had my own office and the creative freedom to design any flyer I wanted! One day I was getting ready to clock out when I asked my boss if he would ever consider hiring for my position full-time. I had already applied to 65+ jobs all around the country and was starting to lose hope. He said there wasn't enough money in the budget to hire me, and at that moment I realized that many companies can't afford to hire a Graphic Designer full-time. I shot up out of my desk and said "I'm starting my own company!!!!" And so it began — I went into a deep google search and didn't get any sleep that night. My dream was so big that I couldn't contain my excitement.
I come from an entrepreneurial background with my grandfather, mother, aunt, three brothers, and father all owning their own business. I am full of life and very passionate about making the world a better place by using my God-given talents. I started my own tutoring business while still in college at The University of Alabama, making $9,000 in two semesters. Upon graduation I used this money to launch AMD, an agency where you work directly with the designer, no middle man (or woman). I have run my agency for the past two years and tripled my revenue from year one to year two. I started in a 100 sf office and now I have an office on Morris Ave. I am eager to grow my business into a full-sized design agency.
-Adelaide Matte, CEO
Wix, Squarespace, Wordpress, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Photo Editing, Video Filming & Editing, Social Media, Branding, Digital Marketing, Business Development, and Digital Ads
COMMUNICATIONS & CULTURE
Once, when I was in third grade, my mother got called in for a parent-teacher conference, which was definitely unusual. My teacher shared with my mother that I had stood up during class when she was endorsing a political candidate and proceeded to politely, but passionately, debate my teacher on the credentials of the candidates. When asked where I got the information, I responded, "I watch the evening news of course." I was a fiery, passionate, driven child who loved learning, and not much has changed in that little third grader's heart since that day in class. While I may have been labeled bossy then, I've been lucky enough to have several mentors refine my leadership skills throughout the years.
Campaigns, communication, and culture are my passions these days. And, when we can combine those variables, I'm even more sold. After working at The Walt Disney Company in a segment of the company that advised outside companies how to improve their culture, I was bit by the internal culture and communication bug. Along with that passion comes my writing, which I try to do a lot of each day. As copywriter/editor, I realize the capacity for impact that language contains. Once we learn enough about a client to harness the power of strategic, tailored writing, the sky is the limit.
AP Style, Copyediting, Media Relations, Technical Writing, Reputation Management, Crisis Communication, Anayltics, Wix, Microsoft Word Macros, File Management & Storage, Project Management (Workfront), Qualtrics, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Keynote