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

Executive Director


Desiree Frieson

Assistant Director


Stephanie Dolan

Operations + Finance Manager


Gina Maldonado

Program Assistant


Allie Stambaugh

FabLab Tech


Tamecca Seril

Strategist in Residence

Nobuhiro Seki


Mike Lightman

Mike Lightman

Strategist in Residence