American Advertising Awards Gala Chair
Eva Foussat is an award-winning art director who has been working in the Columbia, SC area for more than 15 years. From brand launches to copy editing, healthcare to roller derby, on the web and etched (literally) in stone, she has worked on it all. She currently owns her own design and marketing company, Eva Foussat Creative, which she started in early 2020. Her clients have included Chernoff Newman, Children’s Trust of South Carolina, the Georgia Democratic Party, Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, Mad Menagerie, Red Rock Developments, Refashionista, SC DHEC, SC Women in Leadership and United Way. Her previous roles include creative director for the South Carolina Hospital Association and graphic designer at Lexington Medical Center.
Eva has served on a number of boards in her career, including AAF Midlands, AAF District 3, the Carolinas Healthcare PR & Marketing Society, Columbia QuadSquad Rollergirls and Trustus Theatre. She holds professional memberships with the AAF Midlands, Carolinas Healthcare PR & Marketing Society and AIGA South Carolina. She is also a donor to various local organizations, including Columbia Museum of Art, Trustus Theatre, PASOs, Harvest Hope Food Bank and the Free Medical Clinic.
Eva is from the San Luis Rey Band of Luiseño (Payómkawichum) Indians in Oceanside, California. Her family relocated from California when she was young, and she was raised in Aiken, SC. She moved to Columbia in 2001 to attend the University of South Carolina, where received her BA in journalism with a minor in graphic design.
She is deeply passionate about beautiful typography, tacos and debating the Oxford comma.