This 24-Year-Old Was a Patron at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Bar. Now, She's Her Campaign Designer

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Two years ago, Maria Arenas had just graduated from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn (where she earned a BFA in graphic design and worked in the school’s print labs). She sent her resumé to “over 50 places” before she was hired as a graphic designer for New York design agency Tandem in September 2016.

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This story first appeared in the August 6, 2018, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.