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Sarah C. Nitschke

Faculty - Art




(414) 410-4110


CFA Communication Fine Arts 133


Box 100


An Associate Professor at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, WI—Nitschke teaches in the areas of graphic design, branding, digital art/design and, media as well as mindfulness, compassion, contemplative and creative practices. Nitschke has over two decades of teaching in higher education in the areas of art and design and a broad spectrum of skills and experience in a variety of creative disciplines. Additionally, she has her own small business serving clients in a variety of creative capacities, from creative consulting, to corporate branding and design, personal branding and project management. Combined with over twenty-five years of meditation practice and study and her personal research into the science of well-being, she excels in innovative thinking, complex challenges, thought-provoking projects and solutions, and guiding clients through what can sometimes seem like a daunting or improbable process. Nitschke is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and has exhibited her art and design work nationally and internationally.


  • B.F.A., Washington Univ at St Louis
  • M.F.A., Univ of Colorado-Boulder


Design, Art, Creativity, Branding, Project Management, Mindfulness, Compassion, Meditation, Buddhism

Publications & Presentations

2019  Workshop for ArtsHUBmke Teachers & Students, Milwaukee, WI, Topic: Mindfulness & Arts Integration in the classroom       2018 Workshop for Department of Pharmacology,  Concordia University, Milwaukee, WI, Topic: Mindfulness & Resilience for Pe

Why Stritch?

"The small class sizes; caring, engaged and experienced faculty; diverse student body; robust, broad based Liberal Arts curriculum that provides a strong foundation for continuing ones education throughout life and transitioning students into their careers. The heart of the institution is it's Franciscan values which embrace all people and, are infused throughout the culture and academics of the institution."

- Sarah C. Nitschke