June 2015

Prepping the Poster for STLHE

Iterative Practice, Iterative Pedagogy: Integrating Writing and Studio Education to Foster Reflective Teaching and Transformative Learning in the First-Year Graphic Design Classroom

Over last semester Nancy Snow, Emilie Brancato and myself have been collecting work from our first year core course, Communication Design 2 for a pilot study at OCAD University that looks at writing as part of the iterative process in the studio classroom. We have been analyzing the data this past month and have made some very exciting discoveries. 

Integrating Handcraft with Design

Since completing my Masters in Design (MDes) I have been working hard to align all of my work under one name. Before my masters, I was separating my design work (SaskiaDesign.com) from my hand work (BaitedHookHandmade.com). I saw one as my vocation and the other as my hobby, my passion. This separation was due to my perceived understanding that one (hand work) was less than the other (vocation). Why? From where does this understanding stem?

Bees (& the Birds)

Honey Bee by Saskia van Kampen