About AmSala Creative

Welcome, I am AmSala Creative, a.k.a. Amanda Salazar. I am a designer, artist and illustrator living and working just outside the beautiful city of Denver, Colorado. Originally I opened Nine Ten Creative in 2005 as a place to showcase my freelance design portfolio while also working as a graphic designer for an advertising agency. I have since decided to make my freelance business full time and as a result a change in focus as well as the business name was needed. In 2013 AmSala Creative was born.

The name AmSala started as a mash-up of my first and last names. Upon research I discovered its origins are in Old High German and means 'blackbird.' My family heritage has Germanic roots and I felt it fitting to capture that with the business name. Not only do Blackbirds (crows/ravens) fascinate me they are also known for their creativity and intelligence. A great mark for a creative design company.

The Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design (RMCAD), currently located in Lakewood, Colorado is where I earned my BFA in graphic design and multimedia. I have acquired over 17 years of design experience creating work for individuals and small- to medium-sized businesses. Throughout my career I've had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects with just as many varied clients.

I'm always pursing personal art explorations where I work in a mix of mediums such as pencil and digital illustrations, photography, and when available, clay. Recently I began painting with acrylics. You can find artwork available to purchase through my shop: AmSala on Etsy


Thornton, Colorado
General inquiries: hello@amsalacreative.com


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  • Logo & Identity Design
  • Print & Marketing Materials:
    • business cards, letterhead, envelopes
    • note pads
    • brochures, newsletters
    • posters
    • mailers
    • Invitations
    • Announcements
  • Signage
  • Package Design
  • Website Design
  • Illustration
  • Painting
  • Photography