Amanda Schutz graduated from MacEwan University’s Design and Illustration program before founding Curio Studio in 2002. Over a decade later, Curio has blossomed into a graphic design firm recognized for creative and memorable work. Amanda has created everything from print to branding to advertising campaigns, with a passion for illustration often weaving into the work. Her personal projects are diverse but most often inspired by the colours and patterns within nature. Amanda’s most recent undertaking included the creation of over 30 original drawings, paintings and surface patterns depicting Edmonton's River Valley Lichen Species, which was graciously funded by the Edmonton Arts Council.