image of Vida Sačić, long brown haired woman wearing a black shirt
Professor, Graphic Design
Art + Design
College of Arts and Sciences
Typography and the history of letterforms, taught using both digital and analog methods.
Courses Taught
Typography 2
Graphic Design 1
Graphic Design (survey)
Contemporary Design
Studio in Graphic Design
Special Topics in Graphic Design
Print Production
Writing Intensive Program: Professional Practices In GD
Writing Intensive Program: Professional Practices In Art
Senior exhibition in Graphic Design
Research Interests
Working with wood and metal type in letterpress printing to explore gender, immigration, and labor via the printed word.

Master of Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana

Selected Publications

Ruggie Saunders, Cathie and Chiplis, Martha, For the Love of Letterpress: A Printing Handbook for Instructors and Students, published by Bloomsbury

Chen Design Associates, Fingerprint No. 2: The Evolution of Handmade Elements in Graphic Design, published by HOW Book

Selected Exhibitions

Typeforce 12, Chicago, IL

Press & Clay, Robert F. DiCaprio Art Gallery 
at Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL (solo)

Acute Accents, Catich Gallery, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA (solo)

Letters Home, Kerredge Gallery, Copper County Community Arts Center, Hancock, MI (solo)

Correlation Matrix: Vida Sačić and David Wolske, DeVos Art Museum, Marquette, MI

Type as Image: Lynne Avadenka, Purgatory Pie Press and Vida Sačić, Art Mora Gallery, New York City, NY

New Impressions in Letterpress, Hamilton Wood Type Museum, Two Rivers, WI

Stay Golden: works by Darren Oberto, Monica Kass Rogers, Vida Sačić, and Ryan Segedi, 50,000 ft, Chicago, IL

Žene? – Žene!, City Museum, Varaždin, Croatia

Animation + Printmaking, The Center for Book Arts, New York City, NY

Graphic Content: works by Alex Jovanovich, Nicole Pérez, Coco Picard and Vida Sačić, The Bike Room, Chicago, IL

Additional Information

Residency, Artists Print, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, NY

Panel presentation, ATypI International Typographic Conference (online)

Presentation, The Silent People Print: A Glance at the Printing History of Croatia, Makeready: A Letterpress Symposium for Educators (online)

Illinois Individual Artist Grant, Chicago, IL

Residency, Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC

Panel presentation, Letterpress Printing in Chicago: Its Current State, History, and Legacy, CAA conference, Chicago, IL

Presentation, A Tool for Understanding: Giving Voice to Diverse, Non-traditional, and Low-income Students Through Teaching Letterpress Printing, TypeCon, Minneapolis, MN

Presentation, A Tool for Understanding, Makeready: A Letterpress Symposium for Educators, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Panel presentation, Unconventional Conventional: Letterpress Printing in Design Education, The University & College Designers Association (UCDA) Design Education Summit, Kutztown, PA

Presentation, Traveling Home, Makeready: A Letterpress Symposium for Educators, Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, Two Rivers, WI

Residency, Copper County Community Arts Center, Hancock, MI

Windgate Residency Project, Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, Two Rivers, WI

Residency, Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

Room FA 226C
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
Tuesday and Thursday: 2:30-3:00 p.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Main Campus