Presented by Hilary Ashworth, Julian Brown RGD and Stüssy Tschudin RGD
Julian is the designer and entrepreneur behind the motion design studio ON THE CHASE! In its first five years, OTC! has won international awards and collaborated with diverse clients ranging from high-profile non-profit MaRS to award-winning filmmaker Sarah Polley. Julian has been profiled in industry magazines Applied Arts and Design Edge as a rising young talent. He is a graduate of the York/Sheridan Design Degree program.
Born and raised in Switzerland, Stüssy originally was a Swiss banker by day and graffiti artist by night. He soon realized that his passion for the creative needed to be nourished and decided to go back to school to become a graphic designer. Stüssy is a graduate of Humber’s Advertising and Design program, a former Senior Design Director at Haughton Brazeau, and a founding principal of Forge Media + Design. His background in art and finance helps bridge the gap between design and business at Forge, as well as giving him the insight needed to contribute as a valuable member on the RGD board. Stüssy believes that designers need to establish themselves, more and more, as fully realized professionals and not solely focusing on the creative endeavour alone.