Photo of Saskia van Kampen
Photo of Saskia van Kampen
Saskia van Kampen
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Design

Area(s) of Expertise

Graphic Design, Illustration


Saskia van Kampen specializes in teaching first and second year design. Her research into materiality, intuition, experiential learning, and transformative learning has a great impact on her pedagogy. Her personal design projects focus on the intersection of design and craft, and involves a cross-pollination between various disciplines including painting, printmaking, typography, and sewing.


2014 York University: MDes

2004 OCAD University: BDes


Professional Experience

2002–present: Saskia Design

2004–2012: SOS Design Inc.

2000–2004: Gottschalk+Ash International

1998–2000: James Ireland Design Inc.

1997–1998: Reactor Art + Design

Selected Exhibitions


Solo exhibit: Shed–Patterns of Lives.

Group show: Bees (and the Birds).


Solo exhibit: Mending.

Group show: SURFACE: Emerging Gallery Showcase.

Group show: In The Round.

Group show: The Salon of Inclusiveness II.

Group show: Bees (and the Birds).

Awards \ Grants

Inspired Teaching Award_–Leadership to Advance Teaching–OCADU.

Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship'sSHRC.

FGS Tuition Fee Bursary-Domestic –York University.

York Graduate Scholarship–York University.

The International Association of Business Communicators Gold Quill Award for excellence in business communication–YMCA Annual Report.

Packaging Association of Canada Award–OCAD.

Charles William Mitchell Tuition Award–OCAD.

Dr. Eugene A. Pogetto Scholarship–OCAD.

Professional Affiliations / Boards / Juries



Craft Ontario

RGD–Design Educator's Committee

Peer-reviewer–International Journal of Art & Design Education (iJADE)