Design Experience

2014 – York University: Master of Design
2004 – Ontario College of Art and Design University: Bachelor of Design ~ Graduated with honors
1998 – Ontario College of Art and Design: Diploma ~ Graduated with honors 

My freelance practice has been ongoing since 1998 and includes branding, signage, publication design, custom screen printing, and block printing. Clients include Canada Post, Spearhead Brewing Company, Shafton Thomas Group, Wiseman Counselling Services, Index Exchange, Drink Lab Inc....

Studio Experience
2004–2012 SOS Design Inc.
Senior Designer in charge of creative projects including branding and identity, packaging, trade booths, editorial, online, and a broad range of print material. Involved in project management and client meetings, presentations and consulting. Major achievements include ~ Concept and Design of the YMCA 2010 annual report: “A New YMCA Vision for a Great Future” was awarded The International Association of Business Communicators Gold Quill Award for excellence in business communication. This publication was chosen from nearly 90 entries from 26 countries.

2000–2004 Gottschalk+Ash International
Intermediate Designer involved in the creative process, design and roll-out of branding programs, way-finding signage, environmental design, brochures and booklets, print coordination, press approvals and proofing. Major achievements include ~ Winning multiple competitions for postage stamp concepts and design. Inclusion in the Library and Archives Canada (Collections Canada) for design of postage stamp issues. Inclusion in the Canadian Postal Archives (Philatelic Heritage) for design of postage stamp issues including: Christmas stamp commemorating 100th anniversary of the Santa Claus Parade, Queen Elizabeth II with photo by Bryan Adams, Queen Elizabeth II coronation, Queen Elizabeth II diamond jubilee.

1998–2000 James Ireland Design Inc.
Contributed in the production of magazines from the design of the masthead, page layout, photo and illustration assigning and art directing to print coordination, press approvals and proofing.

1997–1998 Reactor Art + Design
Junior designer involved in projects for a summer and worked part-time during my fourth year of College.

Registered Graphic Designers (RGD)
2017–2019 Board Member and Vice President of the Education Committee

2005–2020 Member of RGD

2019–PRESENT – Associate Professor at San Francisco State University's School of Design
2007– 2019 – Adjunct Faculty at OCAD University

2015 – Inspired Teaching Award – Leadership to Advance Teaching – For demonstrating passion and
            commitment to student learning that inspires others towards excellence in art and design education
2013 – Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s ~ through SSHRC
2013 – FGS Tuition Fee Bursary-Domestic ~ through York University
2012 – York Graduate Scholarship ~ through York University
1998 – Packaging Association of Canada Award ~ through the Ontario College of Art and Design
1997 – Charles William Mitchell Tuition Award ~ through theOntario College of Art and Design 
1996 – Dr. Eugene A. Pogetto Scholarship ~ through the Ontario College of Art and Design

2017 – The Design Collection, Design Principles and Practices ~ Review of papers for publication.
2017 – RGD’s 2015 Design Educators Conference Proceedings ~ Review of papers for publication.
2016 – International Journal of Art and Design Education ~ Review of paper for publication.
2016 – RGD’s 2017 Design Educators Conference Abstracts ~ Review of abstracts for presentations.
2016 – RGD’s 2015 Design Educators Conference Proceedings ~Review of papers for publication.
2015 – RGD’s 2015 Design Educators Conference Abstracts ~ Review of abstracts for presentations.

2016 – Article: “Five Artists to Keep on Your Radar this Fall.” Publication: Novella Magazine. Oct. 11, 2016.
2016 – Article: “Conversation with Saskia van Kampen.” Publication: Novella Magazine. Oct. 10, 2016.
2011 – Article: “Putting Our Stamp on It.” Website: Jasper Fitzhugh.
2007 – Article: “Jasper National Park.” Website: Canada Post.
2007 –Article: “Terra Nova National Park.” Website: Canada Post.
2004 – Article: “Christmas: Santa Claus Parade.” Website: Canada Post. Nov. 2, 2004.

PeerReviewed Publications 

2023 – Strube, J., & vanKampen, S. (2023). Money vs. Humanity: Design Education More Than Industry  Ready. LearnX Design 2023 — Futures of Design Education. DRS (Design Research Society). DOI 10.18848/2325-128X/CGP/v15i01/222-229.

2021 – vanKampen, S. (2021). Scaffolding Experiential Learning in theUndergraduate Graphic Design Studio. The International Journal of Design Education, 15(1), 222–229. DOI 10.18848/2325-128X/CGP/v15i01/222-229.

2021 – vanKampen, S., & Giraudy, C. (2021). Building “Working with, not for” into Design Studio Curriculum. Athens Journal of Architecture, 7(1), 9–36. DOI 10.30958/aja.7-1-1.

2019  – vanKampen, S. (2019). Marking the Unmarkable: Challenging the Traditional Notion of a Process Book. The International Journal of Design Education 13(2), 47–58. doi:10.18848/2325-128X/CGP/v13i02/47-58.

2019 – vanKampen, S. (2019). An Investigation into Uncovering and Understanding Tacit Knowledge in a First‐Year Design Studio Environment. International Journal of Art and Design Education, 38 34–46. doi:10.1111/jade.1217

2015 – van Kampen, S. (2015). Educator Case Study: Concept and the Senses Project Encourages Reflection and Critical Thinking for First-Year Design Students. RGD