Joey Lee explores geographies mediated through data and computation.

Designer & Researcher.


Based in Brooklyn, NY

Working as an interaction designer, creative technologist, and educator.


New York University | Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP)

School of Visual Arts | Design for Social Innovation

Thinking about

Generative design & geography, machine learning, data collection systems, climate change, urban climates, open source & access, visualization, algorithmic ethics, critical mapping, & education.


Hello, my name is Joey Lee and I’m an interaction designer and technologist. I work with people and organizations to build thoughtful digital products, services, and experiences. My work often addresses social and environmental themes grounded in geography, data, and the web.

I've been involved in projects from academic research to commercial work for institutions such as MIT and The University of British Columbia to Daimler-Mercedes Benz and the World Bank.

I’m currently based in San Francisco LA Boston Singapore Vancouver Stuttgart Brooklyn, New York, where along with conducting applied research by commission, I am a visiting faculty member at New York University's Interactive Telecommunication Program and the School of Visual Arts Design for Social Innovation program.







2018-09 to present

Adjunct Faculty, School of Visual Arts | Design for Social Innovation, New York, NY, USA

2018-01 to present

Adjunct Faculty, New York University | Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), New York, NY, USA

2016-10 to 2017-12

Research Associate | Experience Design and Creative Technology, moovel lab, Stuttgart, Germany

2015-10 to 2016-08

Fellowship, Mozilla Foundation | Mozilla Science Lab, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2015-01 to 2016-04

Co-coordinator, Maptime, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2014-04 to 2015-03

Map Designer, University of British Columbia | Centre for Advanced Landscape Planning, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2012-06 to 2013-06

Research Engineer | Geospatial Visualization, MIT | Senseable City Lab, Cambridge, MA / Singapore, Singapore

2011-08 to 2012-07

Lab Technician, UCLA | Dr. D.F. Cusack's Biogeography and Terrestrial Ecosystem Biogeochemistry, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2011-01 to 2011-06

Fair Trade Team Leader | Action Research Team, UCLA | Education for Sustainable leader Program, Institute of the Environment, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2011-01 to 2011-07

Copy Editor (internship), Transworld Media, Oceanside, CA, USA


2013-09 to 2016-04

M.Sc | Geography / Geographical Biogeosciences, specializations: Urban Climatology, Data Visualization, Science Communication, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2008-09 to 2012-06

B.A. | Geography / Environmental Studies, specializations: Geospatial Information Systems and Technology | Environmental Systems and Society, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, USA

2011-10 to 2011-12

Exchange, specializations: Amazonian Agroforestry Systems, School for International Training, Amazonia, Para, Brazil

2010-06 to 2010-08

Exchange, specializations: French Language and Culture, UCLA Education Abroad Program, Paris, France