C. J. Yeh

Professor | Advertising and Digital Design
c j yeh

(212) 217-5676

Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Room D317


BFA, Pratt Institute
MFA, University of Pennsylvania

2010–2011 State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
2011 FIT Faculty Excellence Award
2014 FIT President’s Award for Faculty Excellence


C. J. Yeh is a multifaceted creative professional, contributing to creative direction, fine arts, and design education. A respected educator in digital design, Yeh has authored 10 books, several of which are used as textbooks by Taiwanese universities. He teaches at FIT, and his numerous teaching accolades include the FIT President’s Award for Faculty Excellence, the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the prestigious Adobe Educators’ Choice Award.

Yeh is the founder and executive creative director of the award-winning interdisciplinary design studio Cynda Media Lab, whose clients include Disney music legend Alan Menken, Google, the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, and the toy design company Gund. Yeh's innovative designs have been featured in publications such as the New York Times, Communication Arts magazine, and “How to Start Your Career as a Graphic Designer” (Allworth Press).

Yeh's artwork has been showcased at the Queens Museum of Art in New York, the MAXXI Museum in Rome, and MOCA Taipei. He has lectured at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts and the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, and he gave a TEDx Talk at TEDxFultonStreet.

In 2024, he launched Design by D, an eco-conscious lifestyle brand, and the Design Portfolio Center, a nontraditional education initiative serving as a mentorship and consultation platform for aspiring designers. Both ventures exemplify Yeh’s dedication to harnessing design for social impact, and a transformative force shaping the creative landscape.


  • CT303 Dynamic Branding
  • CT372 Advanced Kinetic Typeface Design
  • CT380 AI-Assisted Design
  • CT401 User Experience (UX) and Interaction Design (IxD)
  • CT411 Design and Interaction


Cynda Media Lab
Design by D
Design Portfolio Center
Design by D on Instagram
CJ Yeh on LinkedIn