- Narrative and fairytale, mediated spaces, virtual reality, interactive arts, lore, information visualization
- IU Bloomington
Fine Arts Building 413
Sarah is a designer, storyteller, and researcher specializing in digital narratives and contemporary fable. Joining the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design as an Assistant Professor in Graphic Design in 2018, Sarah’s work investigates the role of graphic storytelling in contemporary, mediated spaces. A 2021–22 Research Fellow at the Institute for Digital Arts + Humanities, a 2020 Design Incubation Fellow, and a 2019–21 Faculty Affiliate with the Center for Rural Engagement, she is also the author of two chapters in Ethics in Design and Communication: New Critical Perspectives (Bloomsbury 2020). Her design work has been recognized by Graphis, the Paris Design Awards, London International Creative, and the Creative Communication Awards. She has presented her research at the Swiss Design Network, College Art Association, Design Research Society, Paris Design Summit, Cumulus Design Cultures in Rome, World Design Summit, and online via AIGA’s Eye on Design. Maintaining a consistent exhibition record, she has shown most recently at the Zuckerman Museum of Art, the Snite Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Johnson Center for Fine Arts, and the Galleries at Cleveland State.
Before coming to IU, Sarah taught design at the University of Notre Dame and Missouri University of Science & Technology, and continues to balance an active studio practice with both research and pedagogy. Her portfolio of clients include Citibank, AMC’s the Walking Dead, the University of Notre Dame, Whirlpool, Herman Miller, and Cook Medical, to name a few.