Social Good Awards and Design at Work showcase global and local problem-solving at Cambridge Galleries

The fusion of two RGD exhibits opens May 30 at Cambridge Galleries in Cambridge, Ontario, running to June 22.

The 2012 Social Good Design Awards exhibit is a global collection of selected projects that aim to ignite positive social change. The 2012 Design at Work Western exhibit presents projects where design had an impact on the local business and cultural communities.

The two exhibits highlight the connection that designers have to problem-solving and demonstrate that, no matter the client nor the goal, with strong message and understanding of design thinking, designers can make a contributions in our community and on the world stage.

“All quality designers share one common theme—particularly when it come to work that is for the social good—empathy. In order to produce work that works, designers must be able to place themselves in the shoes of the end-user of our products. If we can’t empathize, we cannot produce effective work", Says Ben Hagon RGD, Creative Director at Hagon Design in Kitchener, Ontario, who is represented in both exhibits.


Design at Work features magazine/book designs, advertising campaigns, corporate rebrands, websites, annual reports, promotional materials and packaging done for local and national companies. The 2012 Social Good exhibit includes a new typeface for a Lebanese newspaper, a children's health campaign and package design for awareness on fair trade, and an image bank dedicated to humanitarian efforts.

The two exhibits are a re-mount of their earlier showings this past year. The Social Good exhibit is currently on display at Sault College after having been on display at the Gladstone Hotel back in 2012. A call for entries will be issued shortly for the 2013 edition. For more, go to

The exhibit is open to the public at Cambridge Galleries from May 30 to June 22, 2013 with an opening reception on Thursday, May 30th at 6:30 p.m. with remarks at 7:00 p.m. at Design at Riverside. To RSVP click here:

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Thursday: 12 - 8 pm, Friday: 12 - 5 pm, Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday: Closed