Mark VanderKlipp


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Mark is the founder of Conduct Experience.

Mark VanderKlipp has been a design professional for 30 years. Twenty four of those years were with Corbin Design, an environmental graphic design firm that specializes in wayfinding systems for healthcare, higher education and civic clients. Mark VanderKlipp served in leadership positions for 21 of those years, 13 as its president. In this role, he successfully transitioned the company from a sole proprietor (founder Jeff Corbin) to an employee-owned ESOP firm, and steered it through the Great Recession with his leadership team. Having accomplished all he set out to do with that firm, he left in 2016 to pursue new professional challenges.

Mark VanderKlipp founded this experience design consultancy out of a desire to design solutions with clients rather than designing things for them. He and his wife, Suzanne, have successfully raised two sons, each survived cancer and have been married for over 26 years. They are approaching the dual challenges of a new business and an empty nest together.

Mark VanderKlipp has served in leadership roles on the SEGD Board (2010-2013) and Executive Committee as Treasurer in 2013. He has also served on the board of the Association of Professional Design Firms (APDF), an organization dedicated to furthering the business of design. Mark VanderKlipp is widely published and has spoken to numerous groups including the SEGD, International Downtown Association (IDA), American Trails, Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (SHSMD), Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), American Society of Landscape Architects, Healthcare Facilities Symposium, International Sign Association and National Main Streets Association.

Mark VanderKlipp is a 1987 graduate of the University of Michigan, with a BFA in Graphic Design. In 2012, he became Evidence-Based Design Accredited and Certified (EDAC) through the Center for Health Design.

Look at his work at Conduct Experience.

Building A Legacy: Ownership and Leadership Transitions - Mark VanderKlipp

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