Ellise Smolenyak, Associate Design Director, New Deal Design

Ellise is part of the Industrial Design leadership at NewDealDesign and is focused on building beautiful objects with meaningful interactions at the forefront of technology. She works on a wide range of projects ranging from wearables (including Fitbit) to autonomous robots & the connected home. Her past work includes time at The North Face working as an equipment designer. Leveraging her soft-goods experience, she is interested in pushing innovative materials and processes to humanize and soften technology products.

Ellise attended the College for Creative Studies where she received a BFA in Product Design. Her work has been recognized by Spark and IDEA.