New York City – based industrial designer Dana D’Amico creates work that evokes effortless simplicity. Her modern, refined style blends urban elements with influences from nature and comes from a respect for both material and form.
D'Amico has years of experience working with numerous renowned brands ranging from housewares to fashion houses. Initially working as a designer for Williams-Sonoma, she went on to find a niche designing home collections for fashion designers such as Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Monique Lhullier and Vera Wang for Wedgwood. Other important clients including Martha Stewart, Katy Briscoe, Swid-Powell and Teroforma have broadened her aesthetic reach. Regardless of the client, D'Amico believes it is vital to think as a maker throughout the design process. Working hands on with the factories that produce her designs, she travels the world and is involved in all aspects of product realization.
D'Amico's passion and knowledge have spread to her students at RISD, Parsons and Pratt, resulting in numerous awards from the Josiah Wedgwood Design Competition. Her work has been featured in various prominent design publications, including The New York Times Style Magazine. Her designs have been selected for the A+ Accent on Design young designer platform, showcased at New York Design Week for Reclaim x2 and with the American Design Club and its Sight Unseen NoHo Next Showcase. Her designs are currently available for sale locally and abroad at notable design shops such as the MoMa Store and Selfridges & Co.
Fall 2017 Courses
- ID-2455-02 Wood I
Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design History of Art + Visual Culture History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles