Peg Faimon received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Indiana University and a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University. Her academic honors include membership in Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude honors from Indiana University, and the Yale University Norman Ives Memorial Award. Ms. Faimon has worked as a designer for corporate and small firm offices. She is currently the Chair of the Department of Art. Previously, she was Co-Director of the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies, Lead Faculty of the Graphic Design program, and Director of the Miami Design Collaborative. Her teaching responsibilities have included a wide variety of undergraduate courses in design and interdisciplinary coursework. She was named the Miami University School of Creative Arts Crossan Hayes Curry Distinguished Educator in 2000 and the Naus Family Faculty Scholar in 2008. In addition to teaching, Ms Faimon maintains a design consultancy. She has received national and international recognition for her design work. Peg Faimon is also the author and designer of Design Alliance: Uniting Print and Web Design to Create a Total Brand Presence, and the co-author, with John Weigand, of The Nature of Design: How the Principles of Design Shape Our World – from Graphics and Architecture to Interiors and Products, both published in 2003 by HOW Design Books. Her third book, entitled The Designer’s Guide to Business and Careers: How to Succeed on the Job or on Your Own, was published in 2009 by HOW Design Books, with the Kindle edition released in 2011. She is currently working on a fourth book project with her colleague Helen Armstrong.