I love to solve problems using design. Learning the user story and using it as a springboard for innovation and discovery is what motivates my best work.

Work Samples

  • Winx Club Mic Deco Concepts

  • Dansk Candlescape Concept

  • Protective Rubber Boot

Work History

Emily C. Fitzgerald emilycmatt@gmail.com Objective: To become a valuable part of a hard-working creative team and a forward thinking company with a culture of stewardship coupled with an optimistic mindset. Education: Syracuse University- Bachelor of Industrial Design including 5th year thesis program Continuing Ed Courses/Pursuit of Personal Interests: Cultural Anthropology 101, Business 101 Bucks County Community College Employment History: Dansk and Lenox Brands, Bristol PA November 2011- 2017 Product Designer- Dansk Designed tabletop objects including service pieces and lighting in wood, metal and ceramics. The challenge was to remain loyal to the brand’s historically Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian aesthetic while adapting it for today’s needs and pricing limitations. The position required conceptualization, presentation imagery, 3-D modeling, final 2-D drawing packages, and critiquing factory samples to achieve the required levels of quality. This role included support of other Lenox and Licensed Brands. These included Kate Spade, Gorham, Reed and Barton, and more. CDI Toys/Jakks Pacific, Trevose, PA September 2010- October 2011 Industrial Designer- Toddler Brands Designed toys to support licensed toddler brands (Minnie’s Bow-tique, Dora the Explorer and others). Created concept sketching and presentation imagery, communicated with licensors and overseas vendors to create toys that were within costing limitations, stimulating to the target age group and user- safe. DesignDesign Inc, Kennett Square, PA September 2009-March 2010 Full-time contract Industrial Designer Worked on 3 main projects while contributing to smaller pieces of others. Sketched concepts/made sketch models, presented ideas to clients in rendering/ loose sketch format. Communicated with overseas and domestic manufacturers to research materials. Provided 3D Models for manufacturing. Dansk (Lenox), Bristol PA May 2009 Freelance Industrial Designer Supported the Senior Designer, prepared 2D/3D drawings of classic pieces for re-manufacture. Conceptualized a modern update for a classic line. Design Circle Inc, Warminster, PA 2006 April-2009 January Mid-Level Industrial Designer Produced ideation sketches, conducted user and human factors research, refined and presented final concept to clients, performed final 3D modeling and presentation renderings, created control drawing packages. Designed product packaging. Communicated with China vendors. Updated website. Definitive Design of Paramount Industries, Langhorne, PA 2005 October/2006 May-June Freelance Industrial Designer Generated concept sketching, conducted human factors research and produced presentation plates for a variety of projects, ranging from medical equipment to household cleaning products. Responsible for an internal display project. Awards/ Recognitions: Patent # 20090004946 Interlocking Building Toy –Zinkotek Blocks Dr. Toy 100 Best Children’s Products 2008 Zinkotek Blocks Top Toy of the Year 2008 Creative Child Magazine Zinkotek Blocks Napa Gold 2008 National Parenting Publications Zinkotek Blocks Caregiver Friendly Award 2007 Reveal Medical Manager Chancellor’s Award for Public Service 2003 Awarded in recognition of design work done for the handicapped employees of Arise. Software Experience: Solidworks 3-D modeling 2-D dwg pkgs, Keyshot, Adobe Illustrator, In Design,Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Power Point Design/Fine Art Skills: Conceptualization, ideation, storyboarding, human factors research, sketching, sculpting/ sketch modeling, presentation imagery, communication, team contributor, 3-D modeling


  • Syracuse University

    • BID Industrial Design
    • 2000 - 2005



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Patent # 20090004946 Interlocking Building Toy Dr. Toy 100 Best Children’s Products 2008 Creative Child Magazine Top Toy of the Year 2008 National Parenting Publications Napa Gold 2008 Caregiver Friendly Award 2007 Reveal Medical Manager