About EMILY

My passion is designing meaningful experiences and activating audiences. Over the course of the past decade, I have worked with some of the top agencies and design firms in the world, and am always seeking ways to approach design differently. My goal is to offer a fresh perspective and creative solutions to some of the toughest design problems.  

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Emily Conrad creates designs and design strategies for a wide range of projects. She draws upon her expertise in interaction design, game theory, immersive media, technology implementation, and multi-disciplinary collaboration to create extraordinary experiences and interactive touchpoints. Recent projects include leading the interaction and service design for the Studio XFINITY Flagship store in Chicago, and leading the experiential redesign of the BioBus, a roving community laboratory. Emily was a keynote speaker for PSFK's Future of Retail 2016 NYC : Designing The New Shopper Experience.

At ESI Design, Emily heads up the the Activity & Immersive Design Department, which engages and inspires audiences through interaction — with ideas, with skill levels, with other people. We use both digital and non-digital tools to create compelling activities, highly interactive games, data visualizations, and large-scale media experiences. 

Emily has designed hundreds of interactives that range from web design, such as designing the JFK Presidential Library site (the first digitally archived presidential library) to partnering with Johnson & Johnson to design User Interfaces for medical devices. 

Emily is dedicated to creating positive, hands-on learning environments which she practices regularly in her electronics, physical computing, and interface design classes and workshops, most recently at the Lower East Side Girls Club in Manhattan.

She received an MPS in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University and a BA focused on Studio Art and Earth Sciences from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana.