Emily Rothschild is an industrial designer and educator with a background in fine arts, art history, and curatorial studies. Prior to attending Graduate School at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), she worked for museums and art education organizations in New York City. Upon graduating with a MID from RISD in 2008, Emily started her own line of objects and jewelry and cofounded the design firm Hello, We Are ____. The firm works with teams of designers and makers on research-based design projects ranging from cookware to medical design. Their work has been featured in Time magazine, The New York Times, and the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum. Emily teaches graduate and undergrad studios in industrial design at RISD and Parsons School of Design.
I’m most excited to work on projects that… inspire new partnerships and provide the opportunity to work with new materials and processes.
I’m looking for partners that can help me… learn about new areas of interest/fields of study and provide in depth engagement in order to design new opportunities and lasting solutions.
A moment when I felt most inspired in my work was… working with teams with a wide range of skills and knowledge to create objects, systems, and services that would otherwise have been impossible.
Innovations in my field I’m most excited to work on… relate to discoveries from nature that strengthen our designs and deepen both understanding and connection.