Kaleena Sales

Kaleena Sales

Chair / Associate Professor

Graphic Design

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

M.F.A. - Savannah College of Art & Design - Graphic Design
M.S. - Virginia Commonwealth University - Brandcenter   Advertising Art Direction
B.S. - Tennessee State University - Studio Art

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 has advocated for a more inclusive view of design history through her Beyond the Bauhaus series, where she shares stories of those historically underrepresented in design. Kaleena also serves as Director of Diversity and Inclusion for AIGA Nashville, and is co-author, alongside Ellen Lupton, of the 2021 book, Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-Racist, Non-Binary Field Guild for Graphic Designers (published by Princeton Architectural Press).