Tracy Ma, the deputy creative director of Bloomberg Businessweek, is leaving the magazine to join a startup.
Ma writes, “It was there that I learned that editorial design is so much more than commissioning a cute illustration to support a block of text. That the most successful, most seductive telling of ideas are often a marriage of art and edit, and can only be carried out with both parties on equal footing.
“To me Businessweek is more than a magazine. What we created there was a culture: a way of looking, a way of working, and a way of thinking. This culture empowered us to boldly put out work that we believe to be timely and good, work that’s not afraid to challenge traditional ways of doing things, work that constantly reminds people to not take themselves too seriously.
“I want this kind of culture to grow and take on new life and forms, across different timelines and different mediums. So I am thrilled to be given an opportunity, with Matter Studios, to take what I’ve learned and continue to build on it.”
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