About

Amanda Deer Jewelry Team

 

OUR STORY

In 2009 Amanda saw a need and decided to fill it. Always on the hunt for cool, minimal jewelry, she was disappointed to find high prices at every turn. So she made her own, focusing on creating high-quality, everyday pieces at affordable price points--and got tons of positive feedback from family and friends. While staying with her career in marketing, Amanda put her pieces for sale online and watched as her designs slowly but surely gained popularity. Soon, the only way she could keep up with demand was to ditch the day job and form her own team. To this day, she and a group of creative ladies bring her jewelry dreams to life, right from their studio-slash-storefront in Austin, Texas.


MEET THE TEAM

Amanda 

Owner / Designer 

When she’s not designing new items, running her business, and being the face of her brand, Amanda’s spending time with her husband David and newborn son Sam. She’s the President-Elect of the Women’s Jewelry Association (Austin Chapter), helping to bring local jewelry designers together for networking and mentorship. She’s originally from Denton, Texas and graduated from Texas Woman’s University where she studied Communications and Marketing. If you thought that was it, you were wrong; she’s also a spokesperson for the Glaucoma Research Foundation where she helps raise awareness and fundraise thousands of dollars every year for glaucoma research. It's a cause that's close to her heart as she was born with Glaucoma and her father lost his sight from the disease. She’s a busy lady but always makes time to go on relaxing walks with her fluffy pup every day. 

Sign: Libra

Favorite Podcasts: Stuff You Should Know, The Lifestyle Edit, How I Built This

Favorite Piece: Moon and Star Necklace

Carissa

Maker

When she’s not making jewelry and getting hundreds of orders out of the door on a weekly basis, she’s spending time with her husband and sweet dog Stevie Ticks. She’s originally from Waco, Texas and graduated from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas where she studied Creative Writing. She loves camping, hiking, and walking trails as often as she can. Carissa is well practiced in the art of jewelry making, creating and selling unique resin pieces in her spare time. She’s a huge multitasker and manages to do everything she does while listening to all of the dystopian audiobooks she can find. 

Sign: Leo

Favorite Podcasts: Radio Lab, The Infinite Monkey Cage, Story Collider 

Favorite Piece: The Script Necklace 

Alicia

Customer Care / Maker

Alicia is the first point of contact for Amanda Deer, answering all of your emails and jumping in on orders when she can. Originally from the small town of Ralls, Texas, she graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas with a triple major Bachelor’s in English, Spanish, and Psychology. She plays banked track roller derby with the TXRD Cherry Bombs under the name Macho Mandy Savage. When she’s not at work or skating, she’s working out, sewing, knitting, and watching true (or fake) crime shows and documentaries with her cat Tuna.

Sign: Libra

Favorite Podcasts: Hidden Brain, This American Life, My Favorite Murder

Favorite Piece: The Script Necklace