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Professional Profile: Amanda Abel 2013

About

  • Title: Associate
  • Company: FXFOWLE
  • Location: New York, N.Y.
  • Birthplace: Queens, N.Y.

Education: BFA Communication Design, Pratt Institute

First job outside of real estate: Hand-lettering kid’s names on piggy banks at the mall

First job in real estate or allied field: Graphic design intern at Design 360/Swanke Hayden Connell Architects

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I manage the graphic branding of our print and digital communication materials. We recently completed a new website, reworked our sustainability graphics and are currently developing a firm monograph. I am always exploring new sustainable processes, papers, and inks for our printed materials.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? Anything that does not involve looking at a computer! I usually cook dinner with my husband, or jog in the park with my friends.

Favorite book or author: The most worn books on my shelf are “The King Arthur Flour Baking Cookbook” and “Ficciones” by Jorge Luis Borges.

Favorite movie: “National Lampoon’s Vacation”

Last song you purchased/downloaded? “…Like Clockwork,” Queens of the Stone Age

One word to describe your work environment: Constant

Rules to live by in business: Own your decisions

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead) who would it be and where would you go? I would take chef Michael Simon to his choice for a bacon-themed dining experience

What is your dream job? Amusement park ride developer