Hello, I'm Joey Lee.

Interaction designer & technologist.


Based in Brooklyn, NY

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


New York University | Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP)

Thinking about

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


Joey Lee uses design as a bridge between disciplines and code as a material to communicate his ideas. He applies interdisciplinary perspectives grounded in his multicultural background and experiences to make thoughtful and meaningful projects. Among many things, Joey is passionate about science and geography which have deeply influenced his commitment to social and environmental justice, data ethics, and accessibility in his practice as a design technologist.

Joey is based in San Francisco LA Boston Singapore Vancouver Stuttgart Brooklyn, New York, where along with conducting applied research by commission, he is a visiting researcher in residence and faculty member at New York University's Interactive Telecommunication Program. He is currently working on making machine learning friendly with ml5.js.







2013-01 to present

Freelance Design Technologist, Freelance, Remote

2019-01 to present

Project lead - Opensource developer, ml5.js, New York, NY, USA

2019-01 to 2019-05

Something in Residence, New York University | Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), New York, NY, USA

2018-09 to 2018-12

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