Drawing from multiple problem-solving disciplines, Wendee Lee emphasizes student growth in all areas of their lives. After working as a rocket engineer in aerospace, Lee shifted her focus to study, then teach, Product Design at ArtCenter. Over time, she incorporated holistic student learning and development to cultivate creativity in her students. She champions bold, innovative ideas achieved through iterative processes in student projects and her own work. Lee has designed orthopedic and exercise devices and contributed to the design of award-winning Cradle to Cradle shipping solutions. She has illustrations included in several books by author Patti Digh.
Lee has prior degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University (go 'Cats!) and College Counseling and Student Development from Azusa Pacific University. Lee's drive to better understand and support the development of a creative mindset fuels her continued studies and research.