Amanda Wray

Amanda Wray

I specialize the graphic design arena, with an emphasis on web and app design. I also offer DSLR video production and editing. I am experienced working remotely on a contract basis and comfortable with multiple online collaboration applications.

Wrayco Design LLC is the business through which I pipe my graphic and web design projects.

All content © Amanda Wray 2000-2016.

Skills & Process

Visual & Written Communication

I work on a Mac for most design projects, and a PC for video editing. I am well-versed in the Adobe Creative Suite and can create just about anything you need for online media and print. I have a Canon 7D and 70D for still photography and video.

  • Logo Design
  • Icon Design
  • App UI Design
  • Cutom Website Design and Template customization with HTML/CSS
  • Wordpress setup, design and modification
  • CD & Packaging Design
  • Book Design
  • DSLR Photography & Video
  • Writing & Editing

Discussion, Discovery, Design, Build.

Most projects follow a similar trajectory to completion:

  • Initial discussion (30 mins to 2 hrs)
  • Request for Proposal (submitted by client) with a detailed list of work that needs to be completed, or a Design Brief (submitted by me) for approval by client.
  • Project Estimate and Deposit (30-50 percent required to start work)
  • Set up timeline for deliverables
  • Design exploration (research, mood boards, style tiles, etc)
  • Present Designs
  • Revisions by Client
  • Present Revised Designs
  • Build out project (in the case of a website)
  • Create styleguide (if desired)

I quote most web-related jobs on an hourly basis, but can offer a fixed price for certain design projects. My rates are competitive for the Los Angeles marketplace.


Work Samples

My work is posted on Adobe Portfolio, Behance and Instagram. Please contact me if you would like to see what I am currently working on.

Latest single-page website (hand-coded): Melinda Sullivan

To see samples of past logos and graphic design work (and some illustration), visit My Portfolio Site Page.

Or, keep up with my (almost) daily illustrations on Instagram. Follow me: @nanwray


A photo posted by Nan Wray / LA (@nanwray) on

Education & Giving

Two degrees are better than one!

BA in Communication (print journalism)—California State University, Fullerton, 1988. I worked as a reporter on the college newspaper, The Daily Titan, and later worked for the Saddleback Valley News in Mission Viejo, CA, where I earned two writing awards, and the Daily Pilot in Costa Mesa, CA.

BA in Graphic Design (motion emphasis)—Art Center College of Design, Pasadena California. 2000. I graduated with honors and placed in an international poster composition. I later set-up a small studio and work remotely on both short and long-term projects from Monrovia, CA.

Making Stuff Better

Basic Income Earth Network—I am on the Executive Committe as a Communications Coordinator for the Basic Income Earth Network, which is primarily a news resource for Basic Income-related stories around the world. I believe that rapid changes in the workforce will soon make the idea of basic income hard to ignore.

United Hope for Animals—I have been involved with fostering and networking homeless pets for many years. At various times I have served as photographer, videographer, dog handler, and whatever comes up. United Hope for Animals is a passionate group of volunteers that work tirelessly at LA shelters find adopters for homeless animals at risk of euthanasia in Southern California.


Just for Fun

Miscellaney, just for the heck of it.

Random stuff I have created:

Odd tidbits about me:

  • I completed U.S. Army "bootcamp" basic training in Ft. Knox.
  • I worked as a waitress in Florence, Italy, in a former convent.
  • I have been chased down the road by an angry turkey.
  • I studied fencing with a former Olympic champion.

Personal credo:

  • You don't have to have perfect English to tell a good story.
  • Your dog has a lot to teach you.
  • Doing what is right is contagious.
  • Figuring out new things is worth doing on a regular basis.
  • If you like someone, find a way to make them laugh.


Get in Touch

Hire Me or just say hello.

I work remotely on a contract or part-time basis, and pride myself on going the extra mile.

The best time to reach me is between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. PST, 7 days a week.

Call 626-537-9729 or send an email.

This website was hand-coded by me in Codepen & Brackets, with credit to @ari and @SahAssar for making their script open-source.