Dion is an award-winning fashion designer with an extensive background in bespoke design and industrial design. Her collections have been sold at Bergdorf Goodman and Barneys in New York City and Holt Renfrew in Canada. Her work on permanently pleated silk is in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert museum in London and the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco. Dion presented at TEDxPhiladelphia and was named one of Fast Company's "100 Most Creative People in Business 2014."
She is the director of the Center for Functional Fabrics and Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center and was founder of the Shima Seiki Haute Technology Lab in Drexel's Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center. Dion is at the center of collaborative research with partners from across the University. Her current work includes multidisciplinary research on knitted electronic components, smart fabrics, versatile mass production and wearable technology.