RGD announces Judges for 2015 Student Awards
This year, RGD will present $17,000 in cash awards in all areas of communication design to student work selected by our panel of industry experts.

We're excited to introduce the outstanding group of judges who will be selecting the winners of this year's RGD Student Awards:


Bell Media Award for Motion Graphics

Gabriel Poirier-Galarneau, Multimedia Director & Consultant, Montreal
Scott Gillam, Manager, Digital Platforms at Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg
Amanda Grant, Director of Design and Brand at Bell Media Agency, Toronto
Tom Rudman RGD
, Toronto


BRANDFX Award for Western Canada
Jeff Harrison, Founder/Creative Director, 123w, Vancouver

Tim Kelly, Partner at BRANDFX Advertising, Design & Interactive, North Vancouver

Kelly Nicoll, Creative Lead, Design and Digital Marketing at PwC, Vancouver

Bureau Award of Excellence for Northern Ontario

Frank Chartrand, Founder of Bureau, Sudbury

Melissa Deschenes RGD, Partner at Design Deplume, Sudbury

Tony Jurgilas RGD, Principal & Design Director at 50 Carleton, Sudbury

Laura Piché RGD, Manager, Global Marketing at The Redpath Group, North Bay

Colourphill Award for Typographic Design

Irina Khvalova RGD, Principal of Colourphill Design, Toronto

Gilbert Li RGD, Principal of The Office of Gilbert Li, Toronto

Rod McDonald RGD, Rod McDonald Typographic Design, Lake Echo (NS)

Marie-Hélène Trottier, Creative Director at Jump&Love, Montreal

Cundari Award for Advertising/Promotion Design

Sarah Cosentino, Design Director, Branding & Design at Cundari, Toronto

Peter Gabany RGD, Creative Director at Limelight Advertising & Design, Port Hope

Lindsay Robertson, Creative Lead, Creative Services at WestJet, Calgary

Giles Woodward, Art Director at Giles Woodward Design, Saskatoon


Entro Award for Placemaking Design

Kathryn Lissack, Senior Designer at AldrichPears Associates, Vancouver

Wayne McCutcheon RGD, Partner at Entro, Toronto

Frank Moniz RGD, President/Design Director at Mondegro, Toronto

Dianne Semark, Design Lead, MEC, Vancouver

50 Carleton Award for Logo Design

Mary Binsted RGD, Principal at Mary Binsted Design, Whitehorse

Sandra di Leo RGD, Creative Director at CINDERBLOC, Toronto

Wade Gilpin RGD, Creative Director at Sherpa Creative, Toronto

Tony Jurgilas RGD, Principal & Design Director at 50 Carleton, Sudbury


Forge Award for Information Design

Nicola Hamilton RGD, Senior Designer, Special Projects at St. Joseph Media, Toronto

Audree Lapierre, Creative Director/Founder at FFunction, Montreal

Christopher Moorehead RGD, Manager, Advanced Analytics, Deloitte, Toronto

Stüssy Tschudin RGD, Managing Partner at Forge Media + Design, Toronto

Kivuto Award of Excellence for Eastern Ontario

Wendy Millard RGD, Manager, Design Services at Empire Life, Kingston

Gustavo Sanchez, Director of Marketing, Kivuto, Ottawa

Robert Smith RGD, Creative Director at Greenmelon, Ottawa

Jennifer Van De Vooren, Art Director of McMillan, Ottawa


MET Fine Printers Award for Western Canada

Daniel Choi RGD, Creative Director at Daniel Choi Design, Vancouver

Kim McMullen, Chief Creative Renegade at Flipside Creative, Vancouver

Johnny Talisman, Creative Director, trigger, Calgary


Milestone Integrated Award for Digital Marketing Design

Flavio Carvalho RGD, Senior Visual Designer, Method, San Francisco

Byron Dowler, Principal/Creative Director at Coastlines Creative Group, Vancouver

Chris Duchaine, Associate Creative Director at Milestone Integrated, Kitchener

Parcel Award for Print Design

Nadine Arseneault RGD, Principal at Bakersfield Visual Communications, Toronto

Gary Beelik, Partner of Parcel, Toronto

Claire Dawson RGD, Partner of Underline Studio, Toronto

Paul Tetrault, Principal at Tetro Design, Winnipeg

q30 design Award for Brand Design

Antonio Lennert, ALSO Collective, Toronto

Jeff Malcolm RGD, President of AdvisorBranding, Toronto

Peter Scott RGD, Principal and Creative Director at q30 design, Toronto

Sébastien Bisson, Creative Director at Polygraphe, Montréal

Award of Excellence for Western Ontario

Marcus Gilroy RGD, Senior Graphic Designer at Sun Life Financial, Kitchener

Chad Krulicki, Associate Creative Director at Quarry, Kitchener

Tara Mundy RGD, Art Director at Lashbrook Marketing, London

Richard Plantt RGD, Senior Designer at schoolBundle Inc., London

SapientNitro Award for Interaction Design

Chad Borlase, Creative Director at SapientNitro, Toronto

Benoit Giguere, Senior Director, Design, Interactivity and User Experience for La Presse, Montreal

Jeremy Linskill, Design Director, Zync, Toronto

Joanna Wiebe RGD, Senior User Interface Designer, Amazon.com, Seattle

Shikatani Lacroix Award for Packaging Design

Sean Carter, Principal at Carter Hales Design Lab Inc., Vancouver

Shelley Gainer RGD, Director, Creative & Branding at Shoppers Drug Mart, Toronto

Jean-Pierre Lacroix RGD, President of Shikatani Lacroix, Toronto

Brent Roth RGD, Creative Director, Graphics at Perennial, Toronto

Tamm + Kit Award of Excellence for Greater Toronto Area

Ciabh McEvenue, Creative & Managing Director at Tamm + Kit, Toronto

Josh McInerney RGD, Creative Director at Modu Design, Toronto

Shannon Olliffe, Supervisor, Design Services at City of Toronto

Karen Satok RGD, Creative Director at Sputnik Design Partners, Toronto

For more information on the 2015 RGD Student Awards, click here.