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Amanda Huynh

Assistant Professor


Amanda Huynh is a product and food designer working at the intersections of community-building, social innovation, and sustainable design. Based in Lenapehoking (Brooklyn, NY), Amanda has worked and lectured across a variety of design disciplines in Vancouver, Bali, Shanghai, Barcelona, and London, England. The root of her research and practice is in liberatory, participatory design futures.

Ongoing projects include:

  • Food design and social practice:
    Designing for dignity in aging through the lens of food
  • Tangible interfaces in co-design
    Embodied physical play in remote co-design technologies for children

Amanda earned a Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and a Master’s in Food Design from Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan, Italy.

Amanda is a Leader on the IDSA Diversity Equity and Inclusion Council and received IDSA’s 2023 Young Educator Award for her impact on industrial design education. Prior to her appointment at Pratt, she was faculty at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, teaching in the Faculties of Design + Dynamic Media, and Culture + Community. She also managed the DESIS Lab, a research lab for Design for Social Innovation Towards Sustainability.

Master of Science: Food Design, Scuola Politecnica di Milano
Bachelor of Design: Industrial Design, Emily Carr University of Art + Design