ATH Creative, LLC, provides research, writing, editing, project management, and content development services for print and digital media.

Amanda Hobbs is an experienced researcher, writer, and visual content editor with a passion for storytelling via information graphics and data visualizations. Her clients include publishing and media outlets such as National Geographic, Scientific American, Taschen, and The New York Times Idea Lab. For more information and examples of past projects click here and here.

Before starting her own business, Amanda was the Art Research Editor for National Geographic magazine where she generated editorial content and worked with graphic designers in creating artwork, information graphics, and maps for the magazine's print and digital platforms.

Prior to her almost seven years with the magazine, Amanda worked for an historic preservation firm, an art museum, a fine art gallery, and as a freelance web writer. She holds a Bachelor's degree in History from Furman University, with a concentration/minor in Classical Studies. Her Master's degree in History from George Mason University included studies in historic preservation, museum exhibition development, documentary editing, and American history. 

 

Selected Honors/Awards

Speaker and juror at the 21st Malofiej World Summit in Pamplona, Spain (2013)

Selected participant in the Small Media Visualization Workshop in London, England (2014)

Speaker/Mentor at Data4Change workshop in Beirut, Lebanon (2015)

Speaker at Picturing the Social Conference/Workshop in Manchester, England (2016)

Host/Speaker for Tableau's live webinar: The Data Debate (November 25, 2016)

 

Two projects (Cosmic Journeys and Re-creating Rushmore) featured in The Best American Infographics 2014

Two projects (The March to Gettysburg and Defining an Empire) featured in The Atlas of Design, volume 2 (2014)

One project (Sugar) featured in The Best of News Design, 35th Edition (2014)

One project (Cosmic Journeys) featured in Understanding the World: The Atlas of Infographics (2014)

One project (Global PhDs Gender Gap) featured in The Best American Infographics 2015

One project (Trajan's Column) featured in The Best American Infographics 2016

 

Awards for past projects include: 7 Malofiej awards (two gold, three silver, and two bronze medals), 4 SND awards (three Silvers and one Award of Excellence for information graphics), a CaGIS award (Best Thematic Map), and a Web Marketing Association Web Award for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development.