1. Summary Resume
Stephan Saaltink (1953) has an outstanding career as a typographic and editorial
designer. He started Typography & Other Serious Matters in Rotterdam, and worked at
Total Design in Amsterdam.
As an artdirector he joined a leading Dutch newspaper (NRC Handelsblad) and an opinion
magazine (Vrij Nederland). He introduced two typefaces, Lexicon (Bram den Does) and
Capitolium (Gerard Unger), to a bigger audience in The Netherlands.
Saaltink is dedicated to design education. He was the director of the Willem de Kooning
Academy Rotterdam University, and a visiting scholar at Western Michigan University in
Kalamazoo, USA for two years. Recently Saaltink moved up north to work in Denmark at
General publishing [1980-2013].
Book design [1979-2012].
Change and innovation (all the time).
Course leader Graphic Design [1981-1985].
Course leader Visual Communication [1985-1990].
Editorial design (Art Director) [1992-2007].
Educational manager (Head of School / Director) [2007-2011].
Entrepreneur (Founder Typography & Other Serious Matters) [1990-1992].
Head Communication Design .
Corporate publishing: annual reports & corporate magazines [2000-2004].
Leadership (Art Director / Type Director / Head of School / Director) [2000-2011].
Lecturer Color [2011-2013].
Lecturer Graphic Design [2011-2013].
Lecturer Typography [1981-1990 and 2011-2013].
Lecturer Visual Systems [2011-2013].
Head Communication Design at Designskolen Kolding (DK).
Visiting Scholar Frostic School of Art Western Michigan University (USA)-
Managing Director Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University.
Head of School (Media & Design) Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University.
Art director (magazine) Vrij Nederland, Weekbladpers, Amsterdam.
Type director and senior designer Total Identity / Total Design Amsterdam.
Art director / design director NRC Handelsblad.
Founder Typography & Other Serious Matters.
Course leader Visual Communication & part-time lecturer at Academie van Beeldende
Course leader Graphic Design & lecturer at Akademie voor Beeldende Kunsten Arnhem.
Free lance Graphic Designer.
Designer bookazines at SUN.
Junior book designer Het Spectrum.