Amanda Burg is #MadeForKnoxville.
Offering graphic design with copywriting services felt like a natural combination to Amanda; she discovered her love for writing at a young age and fed her passion for both writing and design as the editor of her high school newspaper. After graduating college, she worked in Philadelphia as a breaking news journalist, but continually found herself drawn to design. Today, Amanda has crafted a flexible and creative life that allows her to do what she loves alongside a talented all-female team.
When she became a mother, Amanda had taught herself Adobe Creative Suite and was able to rely on her growing Etsy shop as a creative outlet and source of income. In founding Liberty Type, she has been able to provide a one-stop shop for creative branding services for copywriting, branding, website design, and monthly marketing services. Over the last 7 years, she and her team have served more than 200 businesses, helping them get on brand and stay on brand in one place.
“Always bet on me. Even when I’ve felt uncertain about my trajectory or about moving in another direction – I know if I bet on myself, I can never lose.”
In Their Own Words…
I am the Founder of Liberty Type, a Knoxville-based creative agency. Since 2016, we have helped small business owners transform their online presence and scale their businesses through copywriting, branding, website design, and monthly marketing services. Over the last 7 years, our all-female team has served more than 200 businesses – helping them get on brand and stay on brand in one place.
I grew up in a traditional, 9-5 home – and I’m so thankful for that. My parents taught me to work hard, that the world didn’t owe me anything, and to find my gifts and use them. I quickly discovered (around 5th grade) that I absolutely loved writing. That writing passion turned into being an editor for my high school newspaper, winning several awards, and eventually finishing college to become a breaking news journalist in Philadelphia. I always had a passion for design (laying out the newspaper was one of my favorite pastimes in high school), and it wasn’t until my early 20s that I started experimenting with graphic design and teaching myself the Adobe suite. Quickly after learning Adobe, I opened an Etsy shop selling logo designs and brand collateral – and just 3 days after opening, I made my first sale. When I became a new mom and covering breaking news was less desirable, I leaned almost entirely on the design business that I had built. It was my saving grace. It was my creative fuel. It helped break me from the chains of postpartum anxiety. Today, 6+ years later, we’ve found a way to be a one-stop shop for our clients – combining copywriting with design to ensure our clients have a beautiful, clear, and well-rounded brand. We also employ other moms, who despite being highly educated, have chosen to be stay-at-home moms. This gives our moms a creative outlet and a way to contribute to their families while doing something they love.
Interested in sharing your “Made for Knoxville” story? Submit here!