Small Business Owner, Photographer, and Mother in Raleigh, North Carolina
I am a professional portrait, event, and product photographer in North Carolina, operating as Amanda Brendle Photography. I graduated from East Carolina University in 2010 with a B.S.B.A. in Business Management with a concentration in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship. I placed 2nd for Most Promising Female Entrepreneur in Pitt County in 2010. I and currently work as Operations Manager at Dakno Marketing and photographer for the ECU Marching Pirates.
I opened a storefront on Etsy.com in 2006, selling handmade eco-friendly recycled/repurposed goods, and became the leader of the industry in repurposed vinyl art at that time. I set the standard for vinyl record bowl pricing and standards, and even created a way to set myself apart from the rest of the craft by my unique design concept. I closed that shop shortly after college to focus on my "big girl" jobs, and also to cease destroying this vintage and coll.
In 2014, I started a new Etsy store, where I found a new love of creating while incorporating my interest in design, color, and sass. Circle Dot Designs is my outlet for that! I make custom can insulators and personalized "anything"! If it fits in my heat press or if vinyl can adhere to it, consider it monogrammed. ;)
I married my high school sweetheart in 2011, and we are the fearless owners of a ferocious furry feline (Dora - the 20 pound cat), a precocious pup (Penny), and a terrific toddler. I enjoy cooking, crafting, blogging, social media, and networking. Visit my websites linked above to see my photography work and crafting page, and please be sure to "like" one/both on Facebook!