Sandra Kassenaar (b. 1982, Johannesburg) is an independent graphic designer, living and working in Amsterdam. She graduated with an MA from the Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem in 2007 and since then has worked with artists, curators, writers and architects, focusing mainly on printed matter. With Bart de Baets she initiated the poster project Success and Uncertainty during a residency in Cairo, that has been exhibited worldwide. Besides running her studio, Sandra collaborates with the editors Kirsten Algera and Ernst van der Hoeven on making the biannual design and craft magazine MacGuffin, and regularly teaches at the graphic design department of ArtEZ in Arnhem.
Her work has won a European Design Award, Best Book (Best Verzorgde Boeken), a DAM Architectural Book Award and has been nominated for the Dutch Design Awards.
Clients include: MacGuffin magazine, DNB (De Nederlandsche Bank), Amsterdamse Kunstraad, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, De Appel, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Piet Zwart Institute, Marres Projects, Bureau Europa, Kunsthuis SYB, Bik van der Pol, Edward Clydesdale Thomson, Malkit Shoshan.
Lectures/guest teaching: KASK Gent, ECAL Lausanne, ENSBA Lyon, TU Delft, Werkplaats Typografie Arnhem, Willem de Kooning Academie Rotterdam, Webster University Leiden