Diane Zatz majored in painting at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and earned her masters in English education from Temple University. She worked as a graphic designer and eventually transitioned into academia teaching typography, advertising, design and digital design tools in several area universities. She served as Education Director on the board of AIGAPhiladelphia, the professional organization for design for several years. Diane and her animator husband Ted raised two daughters in what has now become the gentrified bohemian capital of Philadelphia, Fishtown. After years of urban pioneering, and as an alternative to hours in front of computer screens, they gradually relocated seasonally to Southern Lancaster County to grow hops, vegetables and flowers on Ted’s family farm.