Emilie Williams, IDSA

Emilie Williams, IDSA
Industrial Designer | LIXIL
Chair, Housewares Section | 2021

Emilie Williams is a NYC-based Industrial Designer currently working at LIXIL, developing Kitchen & Bath products for the American Standard & DXV brands. She recently co-founded Hydrific, a new venture by LIXIL, tackling sustainability issues. Emilie’s human-centered approach is focused on creating better products for people, driven by research insights, macro trends, and ecological concerns. She has developed many award-winning products throughout her career and holds over 100 U.S. and international patents. In the past she has developed houseware products for a variety of brands such as Contigo, Target Home Brand, Delta Faucet, Brizo, Newport Brass, and Liberty Hardware. Emilie graduated in 2003 from the NCSU College of Design with a Bachelors of Industrial Design and focus in Universal Design.