Hello and welcome!

I’m Amanda, the artist, educator, and tea lover behind The Scribblist. Most days you can find me painting in my studio just outside of Portland, Oregon with my faithful pup Brady by my side. I earned my Bachelor of Art degree from UCLA, and my Master of Fine Art from Tufts University. I am classically trained in painting, drawing and sculpture and absolutely love bringing these skills to the table to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind signage and artwork.

I have taught over 350 local Oregonians the art of hand lettering and calligraphy through my hands-on workshops. While perfecting the art of lettering and calligraphy takes years of practice, I love that Portland embraces learning and the creative spirit!

When I’m not painting or working on my next project, you can find me daydreaming about traveling the world with my husband (there’s a strong possibility we are cuddled up on the couch watching Rick Steves), or baking a pie (yeah, I’m really in to pie!).

Whether you are looking for those extra magical details to add to your wedding day, seeking the perfect customized gift, or are a corporate client wanting to collaborate on a special project, I can’t wait to see what we dream up together!

Available for: Murals, Graphic Design, Invitation and Event Design, Custom Pet Portraits, Wedding Signage, Workshops, Private Lessons, Speaking Engagements, Custom Lettering Projects, and more!

Past clients include:



Amanda Donahue, Founder, Educator and Designer

Brady Donahue, Pup Extraordinaire