Jane Veeder

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • San Francisco State University, School of Design, Professor Emerita

Other Affiliation(s):

  • Time Warner Interactive Group


  • San Francisco, California, United States of America


  • Jane Veeder started her career in electronic media arts in 1976 as a video artist and began working with digital computers in 1978. A member of the pioneering Chicago computer graphics community in the early 1980’s, she has produced internationally exhibited animated and interactive computer artworks and designed user interfaces for graphics software development.

    Her 1982 animated MONTANA was included in the NYMOMA inaugural video collection, in 1984 her interactive self-portrait game,WARPITOUT, went on permanent exhibit at the Ontario Science Center,and in 1985 Ars Electronica commissioned 4KTAPE. A longtime SIGGRAPH volunteer, she chaired two 1995 panels on the videogame industry,and spoke on a 1997 panel on Educating Animators for Entertainment. In April 1996, she gave a talk at NYMOMA on The Digital Artist and Current Tool Development Trends and presented computer animated JG3D.

    Since 1988, Jane has taught 3D computer animation, interactive multimedia, and now design of virtual worlds at San Francisco State University. In 1998 she joined the Department of Design and Industry’s new Visual Communication Emphasis where she coordinates the digital media curriculum. In 2001, she designed and built the new 3SPACE Lab for computer animation,product design, and virtual worlds.

    She was the department chair of DAI 2012-2015 and in that role, made DAI the first laptop required SFSU program, obtained remodeling funding for a new SFSU Design Gallery which opened in fall, 2016. In addition, she expanded DAI technical staff and supported expansion of the Industrial Design Rapid Prototype Lab, updating the woodworking shop, upgrading Visual Communication Design classroom presentation technology, and a revived letterpress lab.

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