Loyola University Chicago

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Faculty and Staff Directory

Nicole Ferentz, M.F.A.

Title/s:  Associate Professor of Visual Communication

Office #:  Mundelein 918A

Phone: 773.508.2681



Ms. Nicole Ferentz is an Associate Professor of Fine Arts. She teaches visual communication and practices graphic design for a variety of not-for-profit organizations. She has designed numerous annual reports, fundraising packages, web sites and identities for philanthropic foundations and arts groups such as Polk Bros. Foundation, Donors Forum of Chicago, Girls Best Friend Foundation, Ragdale Foundation, and the Department of Cultural Affairs.


M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago
B.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Professional & Community Affiliations


American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1999 to present
American Center for Design, 1999-2000
Artemisia Gallery/Fund,1981-1986

Courses Taught

Fall: Visual Communication I and Visual Communication III
Spring: Visual Communication I and Visual Communication II


Ragdale Foundation Residencies: 1993, 1995, 1997
Illinois Arts Council Project Completion Grants: 1982, 1987