Katie Krcmarik published in Baseline Shift: Untold Stories of Women in Graphic Design History

Friday, October 29, 2021 - 8:30am

Assistant professor of practice in advertising and public relations Katie Krcmarik had a chapter in “Baseline Shift: Untold Stories of Women in Graphic Design History.”

Baseline Shift centers diverse women across backgrounds whose work has shaped, shifted, and formed graphic design. It captures the untold stories of women across time who used graphic design to earn a living while changing the world.

Krcmarik's work is one of fifteen essays in an illustrated collection that has come from contributors with a variety of backgrounds and perspectives.

Her chapter titled “Women of the Federal Art Project Poster Division” focuses on a national project launched in 1935 that was largely supported by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. The Federal Art Project helped many struggling artists during the Great Depression.

“I’m honored to have my work published in Baseline Shift,” Krcmarik said. “This book recognizes the women who have helped shape design into what it is today and I want to help break the cycle of not giving women credit for the work they’ve contributed to the design space.”

See Krcmarik’s “Women of the Federal Art Project Poster Division” here

Katie Krcmarik has worked as both a graphic designer and educator for the past two decades. She has worked in a variety of design positions, including in a studio, in-house for a variety of companies, and as a freelance Graphic Designer. She currently teaches and coordinates the communication design foundational courses for the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and serves as the faculty creative director for Jacht, the college's student-run advertising agency.

Katie Krcmarik