[[Image:Hensonamy.jpg|thumb|300px|Inacameowith Jim Henson in ''The Great Muppet Caper'']]
[[Image:Hensonamy.jpg|thumb|300px| Jim Henson in ''The Great Muppet Caper'']]
'''Amy van Gilder'''wasone of the earliest designers in the NY Workshop, hired during the first season of ''[[The Muppet Show]]''. She left Henson for a time in the early 1980s to start a family, but returned to work on ''[[MuppetsTonight]]''. She also had a cameo alongside [[Jim Henson]] in ''[[The Great Muppet Caper]]'', as a patron of [[The Dubonnet Club]].
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She was laterhiredby [[Disney]] in the ImagineeringDepartmentwhereshecurrentlyhelpswithintegrating the newlyaquiredMuppetpropertyintotheirlexicon.AmongerherDisneyachievementsweredesignandthemingconceptsforLuckytheDinosaur,thefirstfree-rovingaudio-animatroniccharactertobeusedintheDisneyparks.
She was later hired by The Walt Disney Company in the Imagineering Department, where she currently helps with integrating the newly acquired Muppets property into their theme parks. Her achievements there include design and theming concepts for Lucky the Dinosaur, the first in a series of free-roving Audio-Animatronics in Disney's Living Character Initiative, which would later include the Muppet Mobile Labs.