Rhode Island
Profile Type: Creative Business
Creative Business
Amy Leidtke

Amy Leidtke is a multidisciplinary industrial designer, author, education consultant, and public speaker with expertise in design for children and families, design education, and design strategy. 

Leidtke offers schools, museums, and businesses DESIGN THINKSHOP, an interactive hands-on and minds-on experience that ignites essential panhuman questions. Participants engage in facilitated design challenges that include a meaningful making-creating experience. Seeking to stimulate curiosity, launch investigation, and build thinking and teamwork skills, the integrated curriculum includes a variety of synthesizing activities, such as inquiry, reflection, expansion, visualization, iteration, formulation, critique, and presentation. Cross-disciplinary programs focus on themes including but not limited to ideation, collaboration, empathy, communication, engineering, drawing, spatial modeling, and design thinking.

She is a faculty member in the Department of Industrial Design at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), a faculty member of SmART Schools, and a faculty Fellow of Biomimicry 3.8 Institute.

Leidtke is Author of Leonardo's Art Workshop: Invent, Create, and Make STEAM Projects Like a Genius (2019 Rockport) and RISD Design Connections: Curriculum Tools for Design Education, which includes a set of design skill-building projects for middle and high school students.

She is a lifelong learner and educator who loves to figure out the way things work. 

Visit www.amyleidtke.com to learn more.

Contact Information

First Name: 
Amy
Job Title/Position: 
Design Strategist, Author, Education Consultant
Physical Address: 
Providence, RI 02909
Last Name: 
Leidtke

About

Profile Type: 
Creative Business
Primary Discipline: 
Design - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Design - Industrial
Design - Interior
Literature - Children's
Literature - Non-Fiction
Year Founded: 
1995
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Families
General Public
Nonprofits
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Design Agencies
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Design Services
Exhibitions
Professional Development / Training
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Corporate Business
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Dance
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Certifications / Training: 
MID