A Love for Craft

Intersection of Technology and Storytelling

Amanda Kelso is passionate about technology and storytelling, and how together they can shape communities. She has over 25 years of experience as a creative communications and brand leader for global tech companies and has also contributed her skills to non-profit organizations. Her roles have included fostering Instagram’s community of more than one billion people, serving as the Managing Director of Google Creative Lab, and providing digital creative leadership at Goodby Silverstein & Partners and West Ventures. Earlier in her career, Amanda worked on television productions including Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Amanda holds a BA in Film and Media Studies from Columbia College, Columbia University.

As an advocate for independent storytellers, Amanda is a trustee of the Sundance Institute, a member of the Producers Guild of America’s New Media Council, and a judge for the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Her work has been recognized by Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, SXSW, D&AD, Clios, One Show, The Jim Henson Technology Honor, and Communication Arts. Amanda also serves on the board of Darkness to Light, a nonprofit committed to preventing child sexual abuse.