Amanda Sutanto

Amanda Sutanto

Los Angeles, CA, US

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I am a dreamer, a wanderer, and a story-teller.

As a designer, I am adaptable. I think in modular forms and am obsessed with repetition and pattern. I am someone who is close to my roots, personal and thoughtful in my design. I draw inspiration from my travels and adventures, whether it be hiking, star-gazing, or trying new food. To me, design is about telling stories, challenging norms, and seeing new perspectives. I love breaking out of my comfort zone and coloring outside the lines.

My work dances between art, spaces, furniture, and fashion. I see myself working in a place that drives on collaboration and cross-pollination between different types of expertise. I long to create immersive spaces and objects that tell stories and shift perspectives. I believe that through design we can inspire, connect, and heal. 



Haworth, Los Angeles, CA, US, Furniture Designer

Selected for Haworth Sponsored Studio entitled “Beyond Boundaries: "Outdoor Work”. Designed and manufactured a piece called “Flux”, modular seating catered for the multiple needs of the future workspace. This piece will be exhibited during ICFF.

Jan 2020 - current

Nike, Beaverton, OR, US, Brand & Environments Design Intern

Collaborated with architects, brand designers, and project managers to envision the future of retail for Nike. Worked on repairs for Nike Chicago store as well as conceptualizing Nike's collaboration with retail partners. Negotiated with vendors and presented Design Intentions for furniture and finishes.

Jun 2020 - Aug 2020

M Moser Associates, San Francisco, CA, US, Interior Design Intern

Went to site verifications, created Design Documentations, assisted in Revit modifications, created FF&E boards and worked on Conceptual Designs for workplaces focusing on technology.

Feb 2019 - May 2019


ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA, US, Bachelors, Environmental Design

Environmental Design fuses elements of architecture, interior design and furniture design to focus on the total spatial experience.

We pursue a global approach to industry-driven design that investigates every aspect of where and how people live, work and play. “Our department is for young creatives who say: ‘I like the big picture. I want to be impactful. I want to design the idea that drives the project.’” says Environmental Design Chair David Mocarski.

Our emphasis on spatial experiences produces leaders in the fields of furniture, lighting and interior component design. Our students seek to make an impact designing projects ranging from branded retail, theme-driven dining to new hospitality, exhibition and residential design.

Sep 2015 - Apr 2020


IIDA NorCal Honor Awards - Student Cateogry, 3rd Place

The IIDA Northern California Chapter Honor Awards aims to encourage new ideas and techniques in the design and furnishing of interior spaces. For our 17th annual awards, the Honor Awards program will focus on recognizing and honoring outstanding interior design completed in the Northern California Chapter. Join us as we announce who the winners are for Honors Award 2020!


Core77 Design Awards, Honorable Mention

Recognizing excellence in all areas of design enterprise, the Core77 Design Awards annually celebrates the richness of the design profession as well as the insight and perseverance of its practitioners. Now in its ninth year, the Awards program remains dedicated to excellence and inclusivity, offering both students and professionals the opportunity to promote their best work on a global scale across 18 distinct design disciplines.


Student Leadership Award, Nomination

The ArtCenter Student Leadership Award is a distinguished honor granted to an ArtCenter student graduating from a degree program who exemplifies leadership qualities and accomplishments that stand out above their peers. Students who receive the award represent the character, integrity and skills that ArtCenter desires for all students to develop during their time at the institution. One recipient is honored each term at the College’s graduation ceremony.


ICFF Studio by Bernhardt, Award

Up-and-coming designers and new talents are invited to submit their unique concepts and innovative designs for evaluation by a jury of some of the industry’s top professionals. To enter the competition, a designer must be working in the industry for less than five years and have a working prototype that is not in commercial production.


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