Kaleena Sales

Kaleena Sales

Chair / Associate Professor

Graphic Design

Phone: 615: 963-5921
Office: Elliott Hall - 116
Email: ktucker2@tnstate.edu
Website: kaleenasales.design

Doctor of Design - North Carolina State University - Currently Pursuing
M.F.A. - Savannah College of Art & Design 

M.S. - Virginia Commonwealth University - Brandcenter  
B.S. - Tennessee State University

Kaleena Sales is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design, and Chair of the Department of Art & Design. Her research focuses on the intersection of Black culture and aesthetics and investigates the ways in which identities and experiences impact design styles. As a member of the AIGA Design Educators Community Steering Committee, Kaleena advocated for a more inclusive view of design history through her Beyond the Bauhaus series, where she curated stories of those historically underrepresented in design. Kaleena is co-author of the 2021 book, Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-Racist, Non-Binary Field Guild for Graphic Designers , alongside Ellen Lupton, Farah Kafei, Jennifer Tobias, Josh A. Halstead, Leslie Xia, and Valentina Vergara. Her newest book, Centered: People and Ideas Diversifying Design was released in the Fall of 2023, and is published by Princeton Architectural Press / Chronicle Books.