Sarah Faust - Columbia College Chicago

Sarah Faust

Associate Professor of Instruction


Sarah Faust is a designer, photographer and educator. She is an Assistant Professor of Instruction in Graphic Design, teaching Senior Practicum: Client Designer Studio, Graphic Design III: Visual Identity and Narrative, Graphic Design I: Form and Structure, Typography for Graphic Design, Photo Communication, Foundation Studio, and Publication Design. Her teaching focuses on incorporating methods and processes of design thinking to achieve meaningful visual communication. Sarah has worked as a Graphic Designer and Creative Director in a variety of environments. She has won numerous awards for her design work from Print, The Society of Typographic Arts, The Columbia Scholastic Press Association and others. Sarah’s Practicum students' recently won a merit award for How's International Design Competition, 2017 and an AIGA Boost Grant, 2017. Sarah practices design, art direction, and photography for freelance clients. 

Instructional Areas

Typography, Visual Branding and Narrative, Experiential Learning, Community Engagement (via outside partnerships for Senior Practicum)

Creative Practice and Research Interests

Visual Branding and Narrative, Design Methods, Experiential Learning


B.F.A., Design University of Kansas 1992
M.F.A., Photography Columbia College Chicago 2001