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BFACD Faculty Highlight: Tracy Ma

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Cover design for Bloomberg Businessweek — a weekly news magazine

Tracy Ma is a Hong Kong-born Canadian graphic designer. She grew up in Toronto after moving there in 1996, and graduated from York University with a bachelor of design with honors in 2010. In 2011 she joined Bloomberg Businessweek as a guest designer for the “Year In Review” special issue, where she worked closely with then creative director Richard Turley and graphics director Jennifer Daniel. She continued to work at the magazine for many years and was promoted to the role of Deputy Creative Director in 2014. There she oversaw the production of the weekly business magazine from cover to cover and art directed the magazine’s annual live event. In the summer of 2016 she left Businessweek to be Creative Director of the very short lived Matter Studios owned by Twitter and Medium founder Ev Williams.

Her work has been recognized by the Type Directors Club, the Society of Print Designers, D&AD, Print magazine’s “20 under 30” and Complex magazine’s “25 Young Designers to Watch”. She has given several talks in cities across Canada, America and Europe about her work, including most recently at the 2016 AIGA Conference.


Creative direction, set design and signage for Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2016, the magazine’s annual live event.

Cover design for Bloomberg Businessweek.

Design/art direction for Matter Studios’ magazine, Total Power Move.

Cover design for Bloomberg Businessweek.

Magazine spread design for a story about the porn industry.

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