Photo by Jennifer Liseo
Andrea Panico is an industrial designer with twenty years of experience. The work shown here is representative of Andrea's design projects for west elm and Clodagh Design, as well as for a variety of companies for which she has provided freelance design services. Also included are custom commissions for jewelry projects that were an offshoot of her current, successful jewelry business.
Andrea took a circuitous path through the world of science and chemistry to get to design. After graduating from Cornell University in the early 90s, she finally listened to her inner voice and returned to design school(s), attending the Corcoran School of Art to complete a foundation program in design. A pivotal job for STUDIOS Architecture in Washington, DC introduced Andrea to the world of architecture and industrial design, and her true path was revealed.
After moving back to the NYC area to attend Pratt Institute for her Master in Industrial Design degree, Andrea worked as a tabletop designer for west elm and then as Product Design Director for world renowned designer Clodagh. During these experiences, she traveled extensively worldwide and gained a vast knowledge of production and manufacturing processes.
Alongside her other ventures, Andrea currently teaches Industrial Design at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ where she lives with her husband and two children.
If you would like to learn more about Andrea's jewelry company, you can view and shop the modern architectural pieces at Pico Design.