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 M.A     Parsons, New School University, 2014//History of Decorative Arts and Design

Twentieth c. American Material Culture, film and set design focus

B.A         Brown University, 2009//Literatures and Cultures in English


 2016                  Trinity Repertory Company, Providence, RI

                           Set Design Apprentice

·       Set design assistant to resident Set Designer and Master Carpenter Michael McGarty and Associate Artistic Director Tyler Dubrowski

·       Works in scene shop to assist set construction, scenic painting, and styling/set decoration

·       Assists with theater-wide design programming in support of audience experience, marketing and development

2014 – 2016      Taking Shapes Designs, New York, NY

                           Freelance Designer

·       Freelance production designer/art director specializing in design for public events, video, and editorial (view recent projects here or here (password: redlight)

·       Assists, directs and oversees installation, construction, restoration, prop styling, and décor

2014 - 2016       Dwell Media, LLC, New York, NY

                        Freelance Contributor

·       Researched, wrote, and edited weekly articles posted at dwell.com

·       Recent articles available at dwell.com/people/emily-shapiro

 2015 – 2016     Stone Fox Bride, New York, NY


·       Freelance floral crown and veil designer/maker

·       Designed and fabricated original crowns, veils, and accessories for bridal design company

·       Offered research assistance in packaging, branding, and product management

 2015              Philip Johnson Glass House, National Trust for Historic Preservation, New Canaan, CT

                          Research and Visitor Center Associate

·       Conducted provenance, archival, and conservation research for ongoing preservation projects

·       Oversaw and assisted with daily operations of Visitor Center/Design Store; served as reference and aid to guests and patrons  

 2015                 Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, New York, NY

                        Editorial Assistant

·       Assistant to Editor-in-Chief and General Manager of Martha Stewart Living Magazine

·       Researched, copy edited, and developed content for magazine and website

2014 – 2015      Parsons, New School for Design, New York, NY

                           Adjunct Faculty

·       Designed, taught, and facilitated undergraduate course of 25 students, Critical Reading and Writing 1, with weekly lessons and aid in grammar and writing instruction

·       Course covered reading and writing about modern and contemporary art, design, and culture

 2014                 Anthropologie, New York, NY

                        Seasonal Visual Sales Associate

·       Assisted visual managers in design and execution of seasonal window and interior display

·       Crafting skills including basic building, carpentry, sewing, and painting required

 2012 – 2013     Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, NY

                        Curatorial Fellow

·       Research and Curatorial Assistant to CHNDM Assistant Curator of Textiles

·       Assisted in all steps of research, cataloguing and collections management process

·       Maintained and updated digital image archives

 2010 - 2012      Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

                        Academic Programs Assistant

·       Planned, coordinated, and oversaw All Access Digital Arts Camp, SI’s inaugural multi-media camp for students with intellectual disabilities.

·       Managed and monitored pan-institutional intern program, requiring design, planning, and implementation of seasonal activities for fellows and interns

·       Developed and expanded academic programming, directed targeted outreach to DC-area youth         


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