Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 So(cial) Good Design Awards

RGD invited submissions of graphic design projects from around the world done under the theme of communication design for social good; work with the power to incite action and make meaningful change in the way we live our lives.


Design Partner Blok, as well as Print Partner Somerset and Paper Partner Mohawk.  - See more at:

PartnersUnderline (Design), Moveable (Print), Domtar (Paper)



Non-Profit, Client Initiated Category: Partner at Isometric Studio, Andy Chen; Principal & Creative Director at Clear Space, Will Hum RGD; Marketing & Communications Director at Toronto Botanical Gardens, Jenny Rhodenizer; Partner at Touque Ltd., Cai Sepulis, Creative Director + Designer at Maslany Creative, Amanda Maslany CGD.

For Profit, Client Initiated Category: Principal at ON THE CHASE!, Julian Brown RGD; Interactive Creative Lead at Google, Wade Convay; VP at Form:Media, John DeWolf RGD; Chief Marketing Officer at MEC, Anne Donohoe.

Government Initiated Category: Manager of Culture Operations at City of Mississauga, Sonja Banic; Christopher Brands RGD Emeritus; Principal & Creative Director at KIMBO Design, Kim Pickett CGD.

Designer Driven Category: President at Adler Design, Deborah Adler; National Creative Director at Rethink, Ian Grais CGD; Senior Designer at Saje Natural Wellness, Katie Maasik; Partner & Creative Director at Studio123, Nico Taus RGD.


Student Category: Principal & Creative Director at Lauren Wickware Design, Lauren Wickware RGD; Product Strategy and Design Advisor, Valery Casey.



2018 Winners:


Special Domtar Award:

q30 design inc. (Toronto, Canada): Open Studio Brand Identity


Non-Profit, Client Initiated Projects:

Rethink (Toronto, Canada): Ambush Advisories Campaign

Sid Lee (Toronto, Canada): Grand Jardin de Sainte-Justine Murals

FFunction (Montreal, Canada): (UN)TRAFFICKED Interactive Website

Rethink (Vancouver, Canada): Crash Coasters Campaign

The & Partnership (Vancouver, Canada): Assumptions Can Be Deadly Campaign

Entro (Toronto, Canada): Casey House Signage

ON THE CHASE! (Toronto, Canada): WellAhead Motiongraphic

Co-Effect Creative (Toronto, Canada): Unity Festival Campaign

Clear Space (Toronto, Canada): U of T Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education Awareness Campaign

Blok Design (Toronto, Canada): TIFF 2016 Annual Report

Overdrive Design Ltd. (Toronto, Canada): Sistering Logo and Website

BrandHealth (Peterborough, Canada): YMCA of Greater Toronto Sweat for Good Campaign

Frank Design Strategy (Calgary, Canada): She Who Dares Exhibit

Zoca Studio Inc. (Toronto, Canada): A Concert for Charlottesville Campaign

Hambly & Woolley (Toronto, Canada): On Balance

Gravity Inc. (Toronto, Canada): Fred Victor #HelpFredFillAHome Campaign

Engine Digital (Vancouver, Canada): Ocean Wise Website

Breck Campbell Design (London, Canada): EcoFolk 2018 Benefit Concert Poster

Ion Brand Design (Vancouver, Canada): Axis Theatre Identity

Sid Lee (Toronto, Canada): MaRS Visual Identity


For Profit, Client Initiated Projects: 

Subplot Design Inc. (Vancouver, Canada): GATHER Pet Nutrition Identity & Packaging System

Capital One (Toronto, Canada): Gift the Code Hackathon Identity System

Mosaic (Toronto, Canada): BMO200 Interactive Sculpture

Studio Jaywall (Toronto, Canada): Good Investing Branding

EF Educational Tours (Toronto, Canada): Canadian Youth Ambassador Program 2018 Branding


Designer Driven Projects:

Tangible Interaction (Vancouver, Canada): OH! Interactive Installation

Tammy Le Provisional RGD (Toronto, Canada): Ipseity Web App

Marissa Korda (Toronto, Canada): The Loneliness Project

Underline Studio (Toronto, Canada): Our Home and Native Land

Jennifer McDougall (Waterloo, Canada) Nature Deficit Disorder Clinic (Team members: Berger Ebbi, Nourhan Hegazy, Prateeksha Singh)

Manoverboard (Winnipeg, Canada): Serving.Green Website

Forge Media + Design (Toronto, Canada): Recycling Matters Poster

Stephanie Hammond (Toronto, Canada): WWF Sea Turtle Print Ad

Trust Project


Government Initiated Projects:

Hangar18 Creative Group (Vancouver, Canada): Vancouver Votes Website
Intent (Toronto, Canada): Make It Kitchener Identity
Intent (Toronto, Canada): Inclusion and Diversity Identity & Blueprint Document
City of Mississauga (Toronto, Canada): Be A Good Neighbour Campaign
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (Thunder Bay, Canada): 2018 Health & Wellness Calendar
Canadian Museum for Human Rights (Winnipeg, Canada): Rights of Passage: Canada at 150 Exhibit
Catapult Marketing (Edmonton, Canada): City of Edmonton Winter Cycling Brochure
Student Projects:
Lauren Holden Student RGD, York Sheridan (Toronto, Canada): Website
Paul Twa Student RGD, University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada): Give Your Food a Second Life: Composting Awareness Campaign
Parisa Yazdani Student RGD, York Sheridan (Toronto, Canada): Strong.
Sarah Butt Student RGD, University of the Fraser Valley (Abbotsford, Canada): What is a Life Worth? Poster
Cooper Symonds Student RGD, University of the Fraser Valley (Abbotsford, Canada): FreshAid - Branding and Concept Development
Angela Ip Student RGD, York Sheridan (Toronto, Canada): Beausoleil Packaging


An exhibit of winning work will be on display in the Upper Lobby of the Vancouver Playhouse throughout the conference. Click here for more information.