ABOUT BROOKLYN DESIGN LAB
BDL grew out Amy's passion for teaching. She has always been inspired by how children work as well as their art. Children are excited by new ideas and materials. They bring fresh energy to their work and each other.
BDL's mission is to bring design and art to the children (and grown-ups) of our community. Great design is all around us, from the coffee cup to the Brooklyn Bridge. Why not be part of the great design?
As part of our dedication to design and art in Park Slope, we host window exhibits to the community as well as fundraising events for local schools. ABOUT AMY YANG : FOUNDER+TEACHER
Amy has a BFA from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts. Her photography has been exhibited throughout New York City and internationally. Amy spent a few years in the web world, and served as Creative Director of Screaming Media where she worked with Jay Chiat (he had great shoes). Amy is also the Amy in Lily+Amy, LLC, the clothing company she created with her mom. Lily+Amy outfits babies, kids, and grown-ups.
Teaching has always been a passion for Amy. She has worked in the Studio in a School's Early Childhood Program, as well as Medical Center Nursery School (an early childhood school affiliated with and supported by Columbia University) and Brooklyn Free Space preschool. Amy was also an instructor for eight years at Parsons School of Design, Pre-College Academy.
And, if you think you might have seen Amy feeding the sea lions and training the pigs at the Central Park Zoo years ago, you'd be right!
Amy lives in Park Slope with her husband and two children, Luna (12) and Mars (9).