Amanda of Working Session has deep expertise in holistic design projects — leading organizations through meaningful research & insights, brand positioning & platforms, brand identity, and implementation across print & online.

We guide organizations through the complex process of redefinition with clarity and vision.


Strategic Consulting

We believe in strategic design — that the most inventive and long-lasting design work comes from in-depth understanding of your context, your audience, history, team, and trajectory. 

We can lead your team through the process of: 
× Research & Discovery
× Stakeholder Engagement
× Workshop Facilitation
× Insight Generation
× Brand Positioning
× Brand Platform Development
× Messaging & Communications Frameworks
× Design Guidelines

Creative Direction

Transitioning from the strategic foundation to visual design is perhaps the most crucial moment in a holistic design process. Ensuring that the authentic knowledge of the brand is made manifest in the audience-facing output is paramount.

We excel at making those connections, and in leading design teams through:
× Visual Identity Development
× Naming
× Campaign Theme Development
× Stakeholder Decision-Making
× Refinement

Graphic Design

We are also hands-on designers, understanding that simplicity and usability are the hallmarks of great graphic design. From identity development to the roll-out of brand collateral, we make beautiful things that speak to bigger ideas. 

We deliver:
 Visual Identity Systems
× Branded Collateral
× Brand Guidelines
× Information Graphics

"Amanda Happé was the lead on our fundraising campaign project. Before anything, she and her team [at BMD] got to know our school better than we knew ourselves. Their reflection back to us of who we were and what we stood for was accurate and intuitive. The work was not easy. The end product was beautifully conceived and thoroughly developed. Thanks Amanda: you were a delight to work with, I learned much from you, and your professionalism and creativity have made every agency collaboration since a disappointment."

–Francesca DeMarco
Head of Individual Giving Bocconi University Milan, Italy
Formerly, Assistant Dean of Development and Alumni Relations USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism