Diane Tessaglia-Hymes

Design Director


Graphic Design • Art Direction • Adobe Software

As design director and graphic designer, I design print pieces for the Cornell Lab, and oversee the design consistency and integrity of printed items that the Lab produces. I also make sure that our logo is used correctly in all applications.

The Bartels Science Illustration Program is an art residency program for early career artists. Each year, two artists are chosen to participate in this program, which draws from illustrators across the country. As the coordinator of this program, I select the artists, supervise them, and help them make connections to work on meaningful projects that benefit both themselves and the Lab.

My interest in birds started as a senior at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where I was studying for a B.S. in Zoology. After taking a course in ornithology, I knew this was the field I wanted to pursue. I then obtained a M.S. in wildlife biology with a focus on non-game birds from the University of Vermont, and after graduation, started working at the Lab.


M.S. Wildlife Biology, University of Vermont, Burlington
B.S. Zoology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Beyond the Lab

Outside of work, I volunteer my design and organizational skills to local non-profit organizations. In my free time, I enjoy knitting and knitwear design, cooking, playing saxophone with the Dryden Area Intergenerational Band & Chorus summer ensemble, and spending time with my family and indoor cats.

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