Peg Faimon received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Indiana University and her Master of Fine Arts from Yale University, earning the Norman Ives Memorial Award. She started teaching at Miami University in 1991, where she later 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 the Graphic Design program. 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 + Design in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Faimon has also maintained a design consultancy, Peg Faimon Design, and has received national and international recognition for her design work. Additionally, she is 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 June 2009 by HOW Design Books with the Kindle edition published in 2011.
At home, she shares her life with her children, Lillyanna and Lilith, and husband Don. They love to travel and spend time together.