Sarah Martin

Visiting Assistant Professor, Visual Communication Design


208 West Lake Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

ph: 574.631.7175



M.F.A. Visual Communication Design — University of Notre Dame, 2015
B.A. English Language & Literature — University of Maryland, 2010
B.A. Studio Art — University of Maryland, 2010


As a practicing art director and designer, Sarah specializes in illustration, animation, collage, and storytelling. She experiments with eclectic media, allowing diverse processes in printmaking, projection, and early photographic methods to inform her practice. She has two other degrees in English Literature and Painting from the University of Maryland and has worked for clients as diverse as Gladiator, Whirlpool, Herman Miller, Maytag, Swash, The Home Depot, Luminary Digital Media, and the Association for Craft Producers in Nepal. In another life, Sarah would have very likely been a taxidermist.

Her accolades include the Beardsley Award, the Anwar Sadat Art for Peace Scholarship Award, the Colonel Wharton Award for Artistic Excellence, the John Snider & Betty Gallagher Endowment Award, the Zahm Travel Research Award, Graduate Student Research Awards, and the American Dream Grant. She received 1st place in the Graduate Student Union & Office of Postdoctoral Scholars Research Symposium at Notre Dame and presented a peer reviewed paper in Oxford, UK on digital graphic narratives.