RGD Community Updates: September-October 2015
06/10/14

Image: Calgary's TELUS Spark science centre with identity and wayfinding designed by Entro, who celebrated the firm's 25th anniversary last month.  

 

Check out what Professional Members of RGD have been up to!

 

Career Moves

Frank Chartrand RGD is now Senior Visual & Interaction Designer at Edenspiekermann

Yen Chu RGD is now Creative Director of Design at J. Walter Thompson Toronto

Gerard Dolan RGD is now Director of User Experience & Design at Investors Group

Tony Ponzo RGD is now Creative Director at The Brand Factory

Terry Barksey Prov RGD is now Interaction Designer at Rareview

Talia Dimmerman Prov RGD is now Freelance Designer at Indigo

Jody Kamen Prov RGD is now Marketing Associate at Best Doctors

Lauren Lindberg Prov RGD is now Intermediate Designer, Digital at FleishmanHillard

Leslie Martin Prov RGD is now Graphic Designer at RedTrain Inc.

 

Announcements

Ian Chalmers RGD, Iffat Jokhio RGD and the team at Pivot were the only Canadian team selected as one of the top 7 finalists out of a total of 330 candidates worldwide for the XPRIZE Competition

Marawan El-Asfahani RGD, Mikey Richardson RGD, Mike Kelar RGD and the team at Jacknife Design have launched a new website.

Andrew Kuzyk RGD, Wayne McCutcheon RGD and the team at Entro celebrated the firm's 25th anniversary.

Barry Quinn RGD and the team at Juniper Park have become part of TBWA Worldwide as that agency announces major changes to its executive structure.  

Stussy Tschudin RGD, Greg Neely RGD and the team at Forge Media + Design launched a new website

Michael Moore RGD Emeritus was awarded the 2015 ASID Design Award in the Small Residential Design category

Frank Newfeld RGD Emeritus was named to the Order of Canada, recognizing outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.  

Chawana Champagne Prov RGD was profiled in the Hamilton Spectator's Young Professionals: Making Connections That Work.

 

Projects

Claire Dawson RGD, Fidel Pena RGD and the team at Underline Studio created Design London Posters series to promote the ADCC Toronto talk by UK designer Tony Brook. 

Melissa Dechenes RGD, Meggan Michaud RGD, Jennifer Taback RGD and the team at Design de Plume completed the Greater Sudbury Museums branding, including a manual to create consistency and unity throughout all applications of the brand. 

Jean Pierre Lacroix RGD of Shikatani Lacroix presented "Packaging That Sells", sharing a behind-the-scenes look at the process which drove one of the most successful brand launches for Moosehead Breweries — Moose Light Radler.

Karl Thomson RGD and the team at Compass360 launched a campaign for the Ontario Nurses' Association, including television and radio spots, newspaper and transit ads, as well as a comprehensive social media program.

Stussy Tschudin RGD and the team at Forge Media + Design completed the first phase of a new installation of wayfinding at Sheraton Centre Toronto

Cathy Ledden RGD and the team at Ledden Design decided to have some fun telling their story using infographics

Gilbert Li RGD and the team at The Office of Gilbert Li designed the catalogue Flash Forward 2015

Nico Taus RGD and the team at Studio123 created a new website for la Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario in Sudbury. 

Michael Zavacky RGD and the team at McMillan were profiled in Ottawa Business Journal for the agency's brand refresh for Schneider Electric.

Noah Ortmann Prov RGD launched the Toronto Library Passport Project.

 

Articles

Ian Chalmers RGD and Iffat Jokhio RGD of Pivot Design GroupUsing Your Logical Powers: Abductive Reasoning for Business SuccessUser Experience Magazine.

Jay Eckert RGD of ParachuteBest Practices For Parallax Scrolling Website Design

Josh McInerney RGD of Modu DesignWhat do blues music and branding have in common? More than you’d think, FreshGigs.ca

 

Updates

Ric Riordon RGD, Shirley Riordon RGD and the team at Riordon Design share 'Neo Neopost' project and more in the Riordon Design Newsletter.

 

If you're launching a new website or firm, have won an award, are starting a new job, welcoming a new team member, or have any news, let us know! Email  to share an update in a future community news item. We look forward to hearing from you!