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LaLa Land, Where MassArt Dreams Come True

Amanda Tricomi '13 Certificate Communication Design
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After graduating from MassArt’s Communication Design Certificate Program in 2013, Amanda Tricomi moved to Los Angeles, CA where her Design Certificate portfolio proved to be indispensable.

She first worked for an Educational Technology startup in Santa Monica under Atari and Chuck E. Cheese co-founder Nolan Bushnell, then at an athletic event production company in Hollywood, where she was able to rebrand several large national athletic events, and at TOMS shoes as a freelance digital designer where she designed email and web graphics in addition to providing illustrations that were used in product catalogs and across all digital media.

Then Amanda worked as a full-time graphic designer for TBWA/Media Arts Lab, the dedicated agency for Apple. As a member of the digital team, she worked primarily on Apple Music and iTunes projects. In 2016, the team had the opportunity to build an Apple Music campaign that was displayed on public transit in Toronto during the Toronto International Film Festival. The campaign featured a huge public transit system map reimagined as the Apple Music logo with each stop featuring a different music genre. Amanda exclaims, “It was incredibly exciting to see my concept selected and then to see it hit the streets of Toronto as a successful campaign!”

Amanda currently works for Be Grizlee as an Associate Design Director.

She has described her experience in LA as a “humbling and rewarding experience…I owe so much of my success to the patient, talented, and kind instructors in the CDC program who prepared me well for this industry, and to all of the super-talented students in my cohort—many of whom I have stayed in touch with despite the miles between us.”

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