Amy Aves Challenger


Professional Experience

I'm an American expat living in Switzerland and I write articles, essays and fiction work mostly relating to advocacy or topics intending to have a positive impact such as: health, childhood, parenting, faith, aging, Alzheimer's, social justice, poverty, homelessness and occasionally politics. Additionally, I have many years of experience in corporate, product and non-profit marketing. I'm a contributor at Huffpost, MOPS International blog and magazine and I've been published in the Washington Post and elsewhere. I lead creative writing workshops and was trained to do so using a method inspired by the Amherst Artists and Writers method.


4 Years
Art Director
4 Years
Graphic Designer
10 Years


Family, Children & Teenagers
4 Years
2 Years
4 Years


Newspaper - National
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines

Total Media Industry Experience

17 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Huffington Post (10+), Washington Post (1-2), MOPs International (6-10), Mamalode (1-2), Brain, Child Magazine (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Klutz Press (3-5), University Games (6-10)

Other Work History

Worked as a graphic designer, art director and illustrator for several years. Wrote marketing copy and product copy for many of my projects. Developed corporate identity, direct mail, packaging, annual reports and more.

Computer Skills

Microsoft Word, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Quark Xpress

Work Permits & Visas

B Permit, Switzerland



Story about the importance of community, and certain people we come across, even as we move from place-to-place.
Story of a child with special needs at risk for deportation