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 self-taught graphic designer until she transitioned into academia teaching typography, advertising, design and digital design tools in several area universities. She has served as Education Director on the board of AIGAPhiladelphia, the professional organization for design, for the past six years. She and her husband Ted Artz 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 started Holtwood Hops, an experimental hops growing installation on Ted’s family farm in Rawlinsville, Pennsylvania (the postal code is actually Holtwood) in southern Lancaster County PA.