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Adjunct Instructor

Diane Lee


My commitment to lifelong learning animates my teaching and creative practices. I work toward creating warm, compassionate, responsive, and equitable learning communities, where students and collaborators feel a strong sense of empowerment and belonging. I advocate for a fluidity between analogue and digital means of making, finding creative opportunities in the gaps, overlaps, and intersections of these processes.

I work with a diverse range of clients, collaborating with small businesses, independent artists, and cultural institutions on projects that establish graphic identities and visual systems across media—including print, video, physical spaces and digital interfaces. I was an Assistant Professor at San Jose State University from 2018–2022, where I taught in the graphic design program.

I hold an MFA in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design, and a B.Sc. in Graphic Design from the University of Cincinnati (DAAP). Previously, I taught at Rhode Island School of Design and Clark University, and have worked as a designer at Vanderbyl Design and at Apple.


MFA Graphic Design, Rhode Island School of Design
B.Sc. Graphic Design, University of Cincinnati (DAAP)