Amanda Walter is a behind the scenes PR professional working exclusively with designers and planners of the built environment. Through her practice, Walter Communications, Amanda helps firms communicate within their own walls and beyond them to the public and to the press. Her specialty is building thought leadership and social media programs with her clients as well as developing and training communications leaders and executives into effective spokespeople. Through her experience in building and leading EDAW's global communications and publishing program, and later as the head of media relations for AECOM, Amanda understands the complexity of firm-wide communications initiatives. As a result, her advisory services come from the perspective of an internal resource. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two kids. Connect with and learn more about Amanda at www.waltercomms.com.
Charly Nelson is a designer and editor based in San Francisco. Her work focuses on representation, visual communications and publishing as a means to promote the landscape and architecture industries. Charly's background includes a blend of work in editing, publishing, photography and architecture and she holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture degree. In addition to the graphics and design for this book, her recent projects include art installations, exhibits, publications, and marketing outreach. Her work can be seen at charlynelson.com.