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Contact me: elkina123@gmail.com

      After getting my degree in Communication Arts & Design from Virginia Commonwealth University, I spent the first 20 years of my career at The Martin Agency, one of the country's top advertising agencies. I began with a teensy little project: designing Coca-Cola's very first website. From there, I helped many Fortune 500 companies build their digital brand presence. After years of honing my digital prowess, I entered the general creative department to bring digital sensibilities and modern creativity to all media - broadcast, print, digital, and more.

      During my time at The Martin Agency, I created many award-winning integrated campaigns for clients including UPS, Hanes, Barely There, Walmart, Moen, Newseum and others. I've received awards from The One Show, NY Art Directors Club, Communication Arts, Kelly Awards, Obie Awards and more. And my most treasured recognition was from The Martin Agency in 2009, when I received the "creative excellence" Cobblestone award from Mike Hughes. My work was featured in The New York Times, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, Ad Age, E!, and even the Ellen Degeneres Show.

      Today, I'm leading my own creative services company, Amy Elkin Creative, and have also been helping a young, female-owned marketing firm in Richmond, Dotted Line Collaborations. I'm an adjunct professor at the VCU Brandcenter, and have a passion for inspiring and growing others - people, brands, and companies.

      Advertising is subjective. People love it or hate it. And there's an art to creating relevant work that engages people, which is what I love to do. Pablo Picasso once said, "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." I'm blessed to still be an artist today.