San José State University
Diane Lee is a B.C.-born, Montreal-raised, Northern California-based graphic designer and educator. She works with a diverse range of clients, collaborating with small businesses, independent artists, and cultural institutions on projects that establish graphic identities and systems across media—including print, video, physical spaces and digital interfaces.
She joined the faculty of San José State University as an Assistant Professor in 2018, where she teaches in the graphic design program. Her research investigates the relationship between history, technology, and the role designers play in shaping surrounding narratives. She holds 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, she has taught at Rhode Island School of Design and Clark University, and has worked as a designer at Vanderbyl Design, and on the retail graphic design team at Apple.