Robert Faust

Robert Faust

BFA '90 Graphic Design
Distinguished Legacy Award

Described as "part artist, part designer, and part mediator," Bob Faust is the principal and creative director for Faust, a Chicago-based art and design studio focused on cultural articulation. He is also the partner and design collaborator of artist Nick Cave, who together founded the dynamic, multiuse creative space called Facility. As an entity, "it believes that art and design can create peace, build power, and change the world . . . that by fostering an environment and community built from your dreams you will wake up daily within your destiny."

NewCity magazine honored Faust as Best Breakthrough Design Artist in 2017 and followed up in 2020 by naming him and Nick Cave Designers of the Moment. He has also been recognized as a design leader nationally and internationally by publications and institutions such as Communication Arts, NBC5 Chicago, the Society of Typographic Arts, and UnderConsideration. Faust also serves on the Cultural Advisory Council for the City of Chicago, the Chicago Dancemakers Forum Board of Directors, and the School of the Art Institute's Fashion Council.