Stephanie Nuria Sabato



Stephanie Nuria Sabato’s professional life has been dedicated to the “value of design” through professional practice, critical writing and—what she considers most important—through the education of designers for more than 25 years. As a design educator she has been recognized and honored locally, regionally and internationally—one such honor includes the Ernest L. Boyer International Award for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology.

Sabato’s work as an artist and designer has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Her work has appeared in several publications and books, and has earned her numerous honors and awards. She has been named in the Who’s Who in American Art and the Who’s Who in American Education directories.

Sabato’s studies of world religions have taken her on spiritual pilgrimages throughout Europe, the Middle East, and India. Her first journey to India was in 1990, when she personally met Mother Teresa and His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama. Her worldwide community service has led to the co-founding of the Jamtse Tsokpa Foundation Tibetan-American Friendship Society. The Foundation is dedicated to raising and distributing aid to suffering exiled Tibetan Refugees. Her work as co-founder and chair has received recognition by the Dalai Lama, and in 1997 she was invited to meet with His Holiness in His personal residence in Dharamsala, India.

In her dedication to our professional community, Sabato was a founding member of the AIGA Kansas City Chapter in the 1980s. In 2008 she was named a Fulbright Scholar on appointment in Morocco.