Our Mission

Founded in 2006, NYDesigns is dedicated to the success of design and hardware tech startups in NYC. Companies in our incubator get three years of private studio space and access to a network of mentors and advisers. Makers can prototype their designs and ideas in our safe, secure, 5,000-sq-ft fabrication lab. We produce events and programs for a thriving community of creators and innovators. We are part of LaGuardia Community College and proudly located in Long Island City, Queens.

Meet the team of NYDesigns

Tristan Bel

Tristan Bel

Executive Director
Desiree Frieson

Desiree Frieson

Assistant Director
Allie Stambaugh

Allie Stambaugh

FabLab Manager
Tamecca Seril

Tamecca Seril

Strategist in Residence
Nobuhiro Seki

Nobuhiro Seki

Adviser
Mike Lightman

Mike Lightman

Strategist in Residence