Amy Balliett

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Amy Balliett (born 1982, Cleveland[1]) is an entrepreneur living in Seattle, Washington. She is best known for being the co-founder and owner of Killer Infographics, a boutique infographic design agency located in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood.

At age 17, Balliett owned and operated her first business, the Linwood Park Stand. The stand was already an established penny candy store and ice cream parlor in the center of the park. Balliett took over ownership for two summers before attending college at Wright State University for two quarters. In the spring of 2002, Balliett transferred from Wright State to Cleveland State University to attend CSU's First College program. In two years, she graduated with a BFA in Film with a minor in Diversity Marketing.

Upon graduation, Balliett moved to Seattle, Washington, where she began a career in online marketing. She made news in 2008 as the person responsible for starting the Join the Impact organization in response to the passage of Proposition 8 in California during the 2008 US elections.[1]

Join the Impact organized the National Day of Protest on November 15, 2008. The protest took place in over 400 cities in every state in the country and in ten countries around the world. The protest was attended by an estimated one million people worldwide.

Balliett is included on a list of out influential people in The Advocate's "Forty under 40" issue of June/July 2009.[2]

Balliett now focuses on her growing company. As the co-founder of Killer Infographics, she has spoken on many occasions about infographic design including teaching at the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle and will soon be speaking at Adobe Max.

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  1. ^ a b Messer, Katie X. (2008-11-12). "Prop 8 Exclusive: Young gay marriage activist leads national protests". 365Gay. Archived from the original on 21 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-14. [dead link]
  2. ^ http://www.advocate.com/issue_story_ektid82034.asp Forty Under 40: Activism

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