Amanda Walter, founder and CEO of Walter Communications, spent 15 years inside professional service companies, before starting her own firm. She served as Director of Media Relations for AECOM, the industry's largest architecture and engineering design firm. Before joining AECOM's corporate communications department, Amanda was Communications Director for the renowned design and planning firm EDAW, Inc. With Barbara Faga, Amanda co-wrote Designing Public Consensus.
The outdoor areas become my expansion space. I need a view. The tangle of branches and the active wildlife that we share our corner of this oak forest with let my eyes wander while I'm on calls and help me think more creatively and clearly. Getting outside is important, too. Whether on the phone, writing, or thinking something through, our north facing deck just outside the upstairs office is usually in the shade (which cuts down on the laptop glare) and I can work from there while watching my husband and daughter do their own work. One thing I would love to add to my work space? The expansive chalkboards that I love from Maison Martin Margiela's Paris studio. Originally published at Lifework by Rebecca Niederlander and Iris Anna Regn