Amanda Poreda is Owner/Operator at Ace of Spades Design in Buffalo, NY. She graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design from Daemen College in 2001, at which time she started freelancing as “Ace of Spades Design”. She worked on freelance projects during the evenings and weekends while she was working full-time as an in-house graphic designer during the day.
She started her corporate career in 2001 at The Talking Phone Book (currently known as LocalEdge) as a production designer and cover artist for 4 years. From there, she became the Director of Advertising and Design at Gurney, Becker & Bourne (GBB), which started her career in real estate. After almost 6 years at GBB, she was hired by MJ Peterson Real Estate, where she served as their Director of Marketing for 6 years.
In 2017, Amanda decided it was time to leave the corporate world and branch out on her own, devoting all of her attention full-time to Ace of Spades Design - and hasn't looked back!
Today, Ace of Spades Design is a source for individuals and small businesses who are looking for professional yet affordable design services. Although Amanda spent many years in the real estate industry, her talents translate to all other professions. Her clients include professional coaches, medical professionals, authors, dancers, spas/salons, restaurants, musicians, visual artists, and much more.
From logos, print design, and web design to training classes; Amanda is committed to helping your business grow. Her dedication to hard work, customer service, and quality products has left a mark with all of her previous employers and clients.
Find out how Amanda Poreda and Ace of Spades Design can help you today!
“I often get asked why I choose the Ace of Spades to represent my business. The story goes something like this:
When I was in college working on my personal branding thesis for my BFA Graphic Design degree, I thought that it would be cool to have a business card that was a playing card. I immediately started thinking about which card I wanted to represent me … a queen? king? ten? diamonds? hearts? I couldn’t decide.
I went out and bought 4-5 different decks of playing cards and went through them all, looking for inspiration. What I noticed in my research was that most of the playing cards looked the same from deck to deck. The only card that was ever unique was the Ace of Spades. It seemed that this was the one card that the printers were allowed to be creative with. That settled it for me. I wanted to be the Ace of Spades - the most unique card in the deck - and Ace of Spades Design was born.
This is an example of the work you can expect from me. I will listen to your ideas, research the project as best I can, and come back to you with comprehensive design ideas that match your personality and business needs.
Here‘s my card. Contact me today!”
- Amanda Poreda - Owner, Ace of Spades Design