Hi, I’m Amy Lee.

Lead map designer and design experience strategist that marries interaction, design, and location.

I research, analyze, sketch, prototype, iterate, and train best practices and workflows for location based products and narratives. Currently, Design Experience Lead at Mapbox.


· CaliTerrain
· Satellite Streets
· Blueprint

I earned my MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and mixed businesses and technology at the University of Cincinnati. I served on the Board for the Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL) for two years. And I currently serve on the Board for the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS).

I’ve spoken at Typographics 2018, San Francisco Design Week 2018, Portland Design Week 2017, and Tallahassee Design Week 2016, and 18 other venue over the past 5 years. My work has been featured in and on The Atlas of Design, Wired, Communication Arts, Architectural Digest, and DC. I’ve been interviewed on Revision Path, Dissection, and NPR’s All Tech Considered podcasts.

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Washington, DC
San Francisco, CA

Pixel Pop
MICA, Digital Printing, Making

Pushing the my pixel exploration of the virtual translation of memories and connections based on abstraction, the Pixel Pop series was born. Image abstractions not created manually, but instead by translating a visual idea into a set of rules then implementing it in the programming language, Processing 2.0. Experiments used open source (and Apache-licensed) code from the awesome book Generative Design.

Project started with virtual code, then printed digital translation/abstracted onto physical fabric and finally was sewn onto handmade perfectly sized pockets for iPhone 4, 4s and 5 models.