Working Session is led by Amanda Happé, formerly the Director of Strategic Design at Bruce Mau Design. Her clients, in that role, are some of the most committed organizations in Culture, Education, Not-for-Profit, Civic, and Corporate sectors. Among them:



Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Audience Analysis × Positioning × Brand Platform × Messaging × Stakeholder Engagement 

Wolfsonian Museum

Visitor Engagement × Exhibition Strategy

Canadian Museum of Human Rights: Debate Circle

Exhibition Design × Visitor Engagement × Content Production

Pulitzer Arts

Naming × Visual Identity × Website × Stakeholder Engagement

Indianapolis Museum of Art



Brand Development × Website × Collateral

Propeller Gallery

Exhibition × Visual Identity × Public Engagement

Nuit Blanche

Art Installation

Interior Design Show

Art Installation


Harvard Graduate School of Design

Campaign Theme × Naming × Messaging × Visual Identity × Wayfinding × Collateral × Stakeholder Engagement

Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard

Positioning × Visual Identity × Website

Facing History & Ourselves

Campaign Theme × Naming × Messaging × Visual Identity × Brand Video × Collateral

Arizona State University

Positioning × Stakeholder Engagement × Communications Strategy × Identity System × Website

Ryerson University

Positioning × Visual Identity × Communications Campaign × Stakeholder Engagement × Brand Video × Collateral

Acelero Learning

User Interface Design × Tool Development

University of Maine

Positioning × Communications Campaign × Brand Video

Rutgers University

Campaign Video × Messaging

Iowa State University

Stakeholder Engagement × Vision × Architectural Guidelines

Lycée Français de Chicago

Stakeholder Engagement × Vision × Architectural Guidelines


Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main Branch)

Stakeholder Engagement × Vision × Architectural Guidelines

Anchorage Public Library (Main Branch)

Community Engagement × Vision × Architectural Guidelines

Canary District / Pan Am Village

Vision × Naming × Visual Identity × Stakeholder Engagement

Distillery District

Vision × Stakeholder Engagement

Big Blue Bus of Santa Monica

Visual Identity × Architectural Guidelines × Collateral

City of Sudbury

Vision × Community Engagement

Brookfield Residential

Positioning × Naming × Visual Identity × Stakeholder Engagement


Hutchins Family Foundation

Visual Identity × Website × Messaging

"Amanda is strategic, creative, incredibly ambitious and raises the bar on every project that she tackles. As a collaborator she is generous, has outstanding integrity, and is wonderfully skilled at building out big ideas that inspire and are greater than the sum of their parts."

–Christina Bagativius
Founder and Cultural Strategist,
Bespoke Cultural Collective


Sasaki Architects

Positioning × Messaging × Visual Identity × Stakeholder Engagement

Positioning × Stakeholder Engagement

Bridgeable (formerly Cooler Solutions)

Positioning × Messaging × Brand Video × Stakeholder Engagement


Sinai Health System

Visual Identity × Stakeholder Engagement × Brand Roll-out

Mayo Clinic & Arizona State University

Partnership Vision × Stakeholder Engagement

Vital Strategies (formerly World Lung Foundation)

Naming × Visual Identity × Messaging × Stakeholder Engagement

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"There are very few people as intelligent and intuitive as Amanda. There are even fewer who can communicate their ideas with such clarity and kindness. She is truly special and has taught me many, many things, not least of which: that you cannot make good work and effect positive change without allowing yourself to be changed along the way."

–Alec Donovan
Associate Creative Director,
Bruce Mau Design