Calee Cecconi | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Calee Cecconi

Portrait of Calee Cecconi


Adjunct Faculty
MFA, Iowa State University
BFA, Iowa State University

Originally from rural Eastern Iowa, Calee Cecconi (she/they) earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Iowa State University, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Iowa State University. She maintains an active art and design practice and is currently an assistant professor of graphic design at Minnesota State University, Mankato. They teach advanced web and interactive design classes at MNSU, emphasizing creative play, code as a design medium, design thinking, and design for good.

Calee’s creative interests include code as an artistic medium; design and mental health; queer and femme voices in art, design, and music; intersection of digital and physical production methods; and surface and repeat pattern design. As a designer and multimedia artist, Calee has won more than 25 awards for her work, including several Editor’s Pick awards from Minted for repeat surface pattern designs; a Best in Show award for their digital mixed media piece “Formerly Occupied Spaces;” and an Excellence in Teaching Award from Iowa State University. Prior to becoming a professor, Calee was a design director, web manager, communications specialist, and community educator.