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Tom Calabrese

Class 2013

Thomas is a designer who likes to think about strategy, people, and science fiction. Studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Design, as well as the School of Visual Arts with a Masters in Branding. 


After graduating from the Branding program, he co-founded an education non-profit, Quill challenges students to become better writers through interactive games. They received seed funding through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2014. Since then they’ve been involved with three accelerator programs: LearnLaunch, AT&T Aspire, and Fast Forward. What excites Thomas most about Quill is the daily impact we have on students learning — to date we’ve had nearly 100k students using our program.





The curriculum for The Masters in Branding Program allows students to create frameworks to guide brand, design and business development, critically evaluate brand, business, marketing and design strategies and Master the intellectual link between leadership and creativity. Learn more...


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Director of Operations, Graduate Advisor


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Co-founder, Faculty Advisor