RGD Launches Design at Work Poster Initiative in Ottawa, Ontario

This Ottawa poster features designs by Robert Smith RGD of Greenmelon, Yang Li RGD of Alphabet, Ryan Thompson RGD of Character Creative and Michael Zavacky RGD of McMillan


The goal of the Design At Work posters is to raise awareness about graphic design's value to business by presenting examples of how design can impact and improve a company’s visibility and recognition.

The Ottawa Design At Work poster is one of a series which will be distributed to local businesses and posted in local public spaces in communities throughout Ontario. The series also includes posters for Guelph, Kitchener, Kingston, London, Markham, Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury. Each poster features local designers and their work.


“It’s easy for us to forget that everything we touch, see or interact with throughout our hectic days has been designed by someone,” says Stüssy Tschudin RGD, President of RGD. “The Design At Work poster series is our small way of drawing attention to that fact and to the talented designers behind the work - to give them a shout-out and underscore the value good design brings business.”


Robert Smith RGD designed the visual identity for Advanced Business Interiors, a full-service furniture dealership in Ottawa. Yang Li RGD designed the identity for Minto Communities' Potter's Key community in Stittsville. Ryan Thompson RGD worked with the The McCann Team, an Ottawa-based real estate company, on its visual identity and Michael Zavacky RGD worked on a cover design for Applied Arts, Canada's premier magazine of visual communications.  


“In today's crowded market, a company's edge, in a lot of cases, is their brand,” says Robert Smith RGD, founder and creative director at Greenmelon Inc., and founder of RGD. “It's what sets them apart and gets them noticed."


The poster also features a link - rgd.ca/Ottawa - to the RGD Designer Directory where anyone looking for a design professional can find out more about the RGD Members working in the community.


If you have any questions or would like more information about this initiative, email .