Nicole Hauch is a graduate of the Communication Design program at the Milwaukee Institute of Art + Design (MIAD), which included a formative year of international study at Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany. Hauch holds an MFA in Design with a concentration in Innovation Studies and a minor in Cultural Anthropology from the University of North Texas. Hauch is currently an Associate Professor at MIAD, joining the faculty in 2014.
In addition to her full-time teaching, Hauch works closely with MIAD’s Pre-College and Future Designers programs, as well as co-leading the MIAD Type Union. In 2021, she founded the Tourette Education & Support Group out of Franklin, Wisconsin. Hauch has led lectures and workshops for a variety of organizations including the University School of Milwaukee, Ronald Reagan IB High School, and Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin.
Hauch’s professional design practice centers on brand and identity development. Her clients include Accutech Security, Popcare+, Buell, Wisconsin Polarity, and PEARLS for Teen Girls, amongst others. She has experience in project management and promotion as a Project Manager for Discovery World in Milwaukee and designer for the University of North Texas Art Galleries. It was through these experiences that she discovered her passion for teaching. Her goal as an educator is to position students to become active participants in their learning process, instill a lasting curiosity, and help them discover their own unique approach to design.