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Peg Faimon received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Indiana University and a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University, earning the Norman Ives Memorial Award. She started teaching at Miami University in 1991, where she served as the Chair of the Department of Art and Professor of Graphic Design. At Miami, she also held positions as the Co-Director of the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies (AIMS), Founding Director of the Miami Design Collaborative (MDC), and Lead Faculty of Graphic Design. She was named the Miami University School of Fine Arts Crossan Hayes Curry Distinguished Educator in 2000 and the Naus Family Faculty Scholar in 2008. In July of 2016, she moved to Indiana University Bloomington to become the Founding Dean of the newly formed School of Art, Architecture + Design, which was the merger of various art, design, and business disciplines. In 2019, the School was renamed the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design in recognition of the family’s generous gift of support.
Faimon has maintained a design consultancy, Peg Faimon Design, and has received national and international recognition for her design work. She is also currently serving on the Executive Board of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and as Chair of the Leadership Development Committee for the International Council of Fine Arts Deans. Additionally, she is the author/designer of Design Alliance, and the co-author, with John Weigand, of The Nature of Design, both published in 2003 by HOW Design Books. Her third book, The Designer’s Guide to Business and Careers, was published in 2009 by HOW Design Books.