Emily Anne MacDonald designs for Opera, Theater, Concert, and Dance throughout the United States and Europe. She has designed for notable companies such as the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, LA Phil, San Francisco Symphony, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Bard Summerscape, The Juilliard School, Latino Theater Company, SF Opera Merola, Ojai Music Festival, Opera Omaha, Trinity Wall Street, and Opera San Antonio. She comes to stage design from a background in fine art, music, and dance, as well as retail and museum design. She holds a M.F.A. in Design for Theater and Entertainment Media from UCLA and a B.A. in Studio Art from Mills College. She has been a resident artist at Burren College of Art in Country Clare, Ireland and Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California. She has also been a member of the California Society of Printmakers. She is the co-creator and co-owner of Mac Moc Design, LLC. She aims to provide students with an understanding of the holistic nature of stage design, the collaborative importance of theater, and to take those aspects and bring them into an engaged contemporary dialogue.