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Hong Kong-born, Canadian graphic designer Tracy Ma is the deputy creative director of Bloomberg Businessweek. She grew up in Toronto after ... more


How did you discover you wanted to be a designer and get started in the field? I grew up in a really quiet neighborhood on the edge of Toronto and spent a lot of time at the bookstore. I’d always been drawn to architecture and fashion magazines and their tiny collection of art books. I remember staring at the glossy images and wanting to be a part of that world. For better or worse, I also attended an art school called Claude Watson from 4th to 12th grade, so from a young age I have always been around peers and teachers who encouraged me to make things, get creative and do things myself.

You have an experimental and bold style. What interested you in working at Businessweek? I remember looking at ... more


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