RGD Members present more than 30 Case Studies in 2015

Case studies for branding to curriculum design, websites to in-house design promote an understanding of the design process.


As part of RGD's mission to promote knowledge sharing, we regularly collect case studies from designers and design firms who have worked on projects that offer interesting stories, unique approaches or a particularly successful execution of ideas.


Check out an overview of the featured case studies from 2015


8 Branding projects by Design Firms included:

GJA Communications's identity and website for Organic Horizons written by Rajinder Sidhu RGD

Colourphill Design's branding and web design for BeMused Network online marketplace written by Irina Khvalova RGD

Compass360 for SmartCentres Revival studios written by Mark Buchner RGD

Context Creative's Joule identity for the Hydro One Peaksaver PLUS program written by Cate Jevons RGD

Sun Life Financial for 'Kick Diabetes' fundraising campaign written by Marcus Gilroy RGD

Zync's branding for Hangar9 written by Marko Zonta RGD

52 Pick-Up for Pinnacle International's Grand Park 2 written by Aimee Wood RGD


Image: Sun Life Financial's 'Kick Diabetes' campaign




7 Interactive Projects included:

ClarkHuot Toronto's website for Ireland Park Foundation written by Scott Christie RGD

McLellan Group's iPad app design for Ian Coristine's autobiography written by Paul Jurkovic RGD

Pivot Design Group's animated video for Canadian Digestive Health Foundation written byIan Chalmers RGD and Iffat Jokhio RGD

q30 design's - event and website branding for HealthAchieve Conference written by Glenda Rissman RGD

Spin Design Solutions Inc.'s website for the 'Light the Walk Campaign' for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada written by Daniel Tojeira RGD

Zync's website for Chris Hadfield written by Marko Zonta RGD


Image: Spin Design Solutions Inc.'s 'Light the Walk Campaign' website



From Educators:

Conestoga College - Contest Entries assignment to encourage reflective practices written by John Baljkas Affiliate RGD and Molly Hill RGD

Lantic Inc. - project sparks discussion of spec work vs. real-world experience written by Nicole Dimson RGD

OCAD University - Concept and the Senses project to encourage critical thinking written by Saskia Van Kampen RGD

Sault College - Sense of Place project to encourage exploration of new perspectives written by Terry Hill RGD and Jessica Glemnitz RGD


Image: Sault College's Sense of Place project



3 Print Design Projects included:

Blok Designs - 'This is Not a Toy' exhibit book design for Design Exchange Museum and the design of the book Superkül written by Vanessa Eckstein RGD and Marta Cutler

Frontier magazine by Frontier written by Paddy Harrington RGD

Intent's design of Wilfrid Laurier University's 'Enabling Access Through Web Renewal' written by Ben Hagon RGD


 Image: Blok's 'This is Not A Toy' book


Three-dimensional Projects included:

Davis' new packaging for Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese written by Mark Roberts RGD

GenesisXD Inc.'s truck designs for Furniture Bank written by Philip Yan RGD

LCBO's work on the Flagship Craft Beer Boutique development written by Cris Jaw RGD

Reich+Petch's accessible museum exhibit design and development written by Edmund Li RGD

Shikatani Lacroix's design for Toronto Blue Jays flagship store written by Jean-Pierre Laxroix RGD


Image: Shikatani Lacroix's Toronto Blue Jays flagship store design



2 So Good Project Winners included:
Flipside Creative Inc.'s interpretive signage for BC Parks Golden Spruce Trail Experience written by Kim McMullen, Affiliate Member of RGD

Intent's  - She Deserves It campaign for Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region written by Ben Hagon RGD


Image: Intent's 'She Deserves It' campaign



Other Case Studies included:
BANG! Creative Communications - campaign creation for the Town of Milton written by Greg Sanford RGD

Empire Life's use of Adobe InCopy to improve in-house workflow written by Wendy Millard RGD

Method's Henri (Hardware Enhancing a Natural Responsive Interface) tool creation written by Flavio Carvalho RGD

Shinntype's font redesign for The Globe and Mail written by Nick Shinn RGD


Image: Empire Life's Adobe InCopy project



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