• Associate Professor, Art/Art History Department



  • Master of Fine Arts, Department of Art & Art HIstory, Graphic Design, University of Utah
  • Bachelor of Arts, Department of Art, Graphic Design, Michigan State University

Honors & Awards

  • International Design Award Recipient Awarded project: Chew This, How International Design Awards, Featured Issue: Spring 2017, 11/16. How Magazine , 11/07/2016
  • Design Arts Utah 2016 Award Recipient. Awarded project: Wisdom Chair & Stooble. Juror: James Childress, Chair of AIA Committee on Design. Utah Division of Arts & Museum’s Design Arts Program, 08/01/2016
  • CELEBRATE U. A SHOWCASE OF EXTRAORDINARY FACULTY ACHIEVEMENTS. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library and the Office of the Vice President for Research, 03/09/2016
  • Annual 100 Show honoree, the Region's most prestigious juried design competition for creative direction and design of the Exploring Sustainability Exhibit at the UMFA, featuring student work from the University of Utah. AIGA Salt Lake City, 05/17/2014
  • Annual 100 Show Copper Ingot Winner (one in 10 best in show), the Region's most prestigious juried design competition for design of the AIGA Deseret Tarot Cards in collaboration with Dan Christofferson. AIGA Salt Lake City, 06/2012
  • Annual 100 Show honoree, the Region's most prestigious juried design competition for creation and design of the Sketch School Zine. AIGA Salt Lake City , 06/2012
  • Featured as an international award winner for the creation and design of the Sketch School Zine Project for the University of Utah. Featured in How Magazine's March 2012 International Annual. HOW Magazine, 03/2012
  • International Design Award Recipient. How Magazine, 11/2011
  • Cause Affect Award Recipient: a biennial, international design competition celebrating the work of designers who positively impact society. AIGA San Francisco, AIGA National Design Archives, 10/2011
  • Design Arts Utah 2011 Award Recipient. Utah Division of Arts & Museum's Design Arts Program, 06/2011
  • Print Regional Design Annual Winner. Print Magazine, 12/2010
  • 100 Show Design Gala, Copper Ingot, Best in Show, Award . AIGA Salt Lake City, 05/2010
  • Dee Fellow. College of Fine Arts and Humanities Council of Dee Fellows , 04/23/2010
  • 39th Annual Design Competition, 2009. UCDA, University College and Designers Association, 08/01/2009


Since 1999, Associate Professor, Carol Sogard has been teaching Graphic Design in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Utah. She also is principal of Visual Think Design, creating unique design solutions for a variety of clients inside and outside of Utah.

Carol received her BA from Michigan State University. After working in advertising in Detroit area, it was time to move west to obtain an MFA in Graphic Design at the University of Utah, while snowboarding in her free time. On completion of her MFA, Carol served as creative director for Winterstick Snowboards prior to joining the faculty at the University of Utah.

Her primary research interest relates to sustainable design. Whether working for clients or engaged in research projects, the work she creates addresses the need for more sustainable solutions to design problems. Her work has been exhibited in galleries nationwide; as well as honored and published by the AIGA National Design Archives, Graphic Design USA, How Books, Index Book Barcelona, Print Magazine, Rockport Publishing, Rotovision Publishing, UCDA and the Utah Arts Council.

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