Emily Conrad

Emily Conrad



Member Since

September 2017

Emily is the Co-Founder and President of Tessellate, an integrated architectural, digital, and experiential design studio in NYC.

Emily draws upon her expertise to create rich, meaningful experiences that educate and evoke. Her experiential design strategies facilitate engagement, inspire meaningful connections, and activate audiences for a wide array of project types. With more than 20 years of expertise developing narrative environments and designing technology frameworks to improve storytelling, Emily oversees the design of multiple disciplines including interaction, software, and content design. Emily’s experience includes being the project lead for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Augmented Reality Experience – winner of the Core77 Award in Interaction Design (2023) and Notable in Emerging Technologies (2023) – and the inaugural exhibit for the National Women’s History Museum. She has led the design management for Tompkins Center for History and Culture, Mobile Food Lab, and YO1 Museum. Additional expertise includes the interaction design of the Statue of Liberty Museum (ESI Design), design management for the BioBus, and several exhibits at the National Museum of Mathematics. As an adjunct instructor at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, she teaches a graduate course, Cabinets of Wonder, which focuses on experience and exhibit design with an emphasis on interactivity and spatial experience design. Emily was a recently featured designer in Fast Company. She holds a master’s degree in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University (ITP) and a BA in Studio Art from Earlham College.

Practice Area

Digital Experiences, Exhibition, Placemaking, Public Installation, Strategy/Research/Planning

Focus Area

Augmented (AR/VR), Destination Experiences, Digital, Equitable Design, Exhibition, Interactive