Lee has worked as a freelance prepress designer with Dallas agencies and studios, producing complex projects by providing an educated design eye, conceptual thinking, and strong technical ability for over 25 years. The creative process of taking a concept, implementing it through Macintosh applications and project management, then seeing it through to completion is her focus. Her clients range from branding agencies to small boutique design studios. This diverse client list provides the opportunity to work on wide-ranging projects with Procter and Gamble, Pepsi, Brinker, American Airlines and Consilient.
The qualities that have proven to be a successful mix in professional practice have also served Lee in the classroom with first-year students achieving national awards for their work from her foundation courses. She contributes to the honors and graduate programs with lectures, panel and thesis committee participation and has received professional recognition for her teaching contributions to the field of Visual Communication.
Ms. Whitmarsh received her MFA in Design Communication from Texas State University in May of 2012. Lee is an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University-Commerce and the Director of the Visual Communication program at the Universities Center at Dallas campus. She teaches undergraduate electronic media, advanced electronic media, and the senior exit studio, along with special topics and the internship class. In May 2012 she leads a month-long study abroad course focusing on wayfinding in London and Paris.