RGD & Creative Niche release stats on Canada's creative industry
A key growth sector in the Canadian economy is unmasked as findings from the 2012/2013 CreativeEarners Survey become available online for all.

TORONTO, Mar. 6, 2013 – The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD), in partnership with Creative Niche, have released the results of the 2012/2013 CreativeEarners National Survey of Salaries & Billing Practices in the Communication Design Industry, providing a pulse on Canada’s growing creative industry.

Findings are now available online, free for all. A PDF of the results can be downloaded at www.creativeearners.ca in both English and French. All can also explore the findings in an iPad version, available through the App Store at no cost.

Through the participation of almost 3,000 professionals from across Canada, the CreativeEarners report provides insight into the financial trends facing the national creative sector and offers a summary of the current status of communication design professionals – who they are, what their place is and where they think the industry is headed. Beyond current salaries and billing rates, the survey covers freelancing, overtime and benefits, sustainability, industry challenges and more.

“I do not know of a more comprehensive survey in the creative business anywhere on earth,” says Stephen Hodges, President of Creative Niche, Title Partner. “We are very pleased to play a key role in such an important and impactful initiative.”

Professionals in: design; art direction; web production; digital; UX/UI; marketing; communications; creative education; strategy; community; account management and those who work with or employ creative professionals will benefit from the findings.

Representing over 3,000 graphic designers, RGD is an industry hub, setting standards of professional practice and certifying designers with the designation ‘RGD’. Creative Niche is a creative recruitment and workforce management firm that combines traditional staffing services with digital technologies to connect leading companies with top creative talent.

Contact: Michelle Pereira, RGD, 1.888.274.3668 x26, .