Vida Sacic is an artist, designer and educator who creates work that blurs the distinctions between these areas. Her prints create visual tension, occasionally creating poetic fragments, invoking sounds, making and breaking language. She is an Associate Professor of Art at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, where she serves as the primary coordinator and the author of the Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Graphic Design.
After working as an Art Director in international advertising companies, Vida focused on working with typography and design in a non-commercial setting and academia. Her teaching practice and her creative practice inform each other. Both are inspired by conscious making, the relationship of body to the tools of construction, and the abstraction of language and form. She uses letterpress printing practices to teach principles of design and typography, as well as collaboration and communication while emphasizing research, process and expression.
Currently, her research is focused on investigating limits of control vs. chance in process-based work. Her work continues to explore the relationship of language to consciousness, identity, action and memory, as well as the role of language in defining the relationships of people to each other and the land they occupy.