RGD Announces Judges for 2017 Student Awards
05/04/17
This year, RGD will present $21,000 in cash awards in all areas of communication design to student work selected by our panel of industry experts.
 

We are excited to introduce the outstanding group of judges who will be selecting the winners of this year's RGD Student Awards:

 

.design Award for Self-Promotional/Personal Website

Andrew Merriam, Director of Business Development, Top Level Design, Portland

Jon Allison RGD, Art Director, Jon Allison Design, Kingston

Paul Jurkovic RGD, Creative Director, User Experience & Design, Momentum Digital Solutions, Toronto

Randal Boutilier RGD, Principal, 12thirteen Design Inc., Toronto

 

BOLD Award for Accessible Design

Edmund Li RGD, Associate, Reich+Petch Design International, Toronto

Julie Gourlay RGD, User Experience Designer, Statistics Canada, Ottawa

Michael Ortelli RGD, Founder, BOLD, Toronto

Simone St. Aimee RGD, Senior Graphic Designer, CNIB, Toronto

 

Cineplex Digital Media Award for Information Design

Christie Yuen RGD, Graphic Designer, Urban Strategies Inc., Toronto

Donna Graffi-Smith RGD, Manager, Graphic Design, Deloitte, Vancouver

Michael Zavacky RGD, Art Director/Illustrator, McMillan, Ottawa


Entro Award for Placemaking Design

Erin Grandmaison RGD, Graphic Designer, Bruce Power, Tiverton

Megan Oldfield RGD, Creative Director, Field Design Office, Toronto

Wayne McCutcheon RGD, Partner, Entro, Toronto


50 Carleton
 Award for Logo Design

Bob Hambly RGD, Partner, Hambly + Woolley, Toronto

Ryan Thompson RGD, Partner + Designer, Character Creative, Ottawa

Tony Jurgilas RGD, Principal + Design Director, 50 Carleton, Sudbury


Fjord Award for Digital Product Design

Alison Garnett RGD, Creative Director, Partner, Field Trip & Co., Toronto

Rajinder Sidhu RGD, Design Director, Vidyard, Guelph

Scott Weisbrod, Group Service Design Director and Studio Head, Fjord, Toronto

 

Forge Media + Design Award for Typography

Meg Lynch RGD, Forge Media + Design, Toronto

Mike Hanlon, Owner, Hanlon Marketing Design Inc., Halifax

Zab Hobart RGD, Owner + Creative Director, Zab Design & Typography Inc.,Toronto

 

Gravity Inc. Award for Social Good Design 

Rodrigo Barreda RGD, Manager, Graphic Design, United Way Toronto & York Region, Toronto

Sherri Gallowitz RGD, Principal, Creative Director, G Strategic Branding and Communications

Wendy Gray RGD, Owner and Creative Director, Gravity Inc., Toronto


Greenmelon Award for Packaging Design (Single)

Erika Hamilton-Piercy RGD, Art Director, Matrix Four Ltd., London

Jennifer Shadbolt RGD, Senior Designer, Piccadilly Communications, Toronto

Robert Smith RGD, Owner + Creative Director, Greenmelon, Ottawa

Russell Gibbs RGD, Principal, Russell Gibbs Design, Hamilton

 

Haft2 Award for Colour

Art Kilgour RGD, Owner + Designer, Write Design, Guelph

Cai Sepulis RGD, Owner, Illustrator/Designer/Art Director, Ballyhoo Media, Guelph

Paul Haft, President, Chief Colour Officer, Haft2, Toronto

Phoebe Glasfurd, Creative Director, Glasfurd & Walker, Vancouver

Tony Ponzo RGD, Creative Director, Haft2, Toronto


Intent Award for Print Design

Ben Hagon RGD, Creative Director + President, Intent, Toronto

Nadine Kuhlkamp RGD, AVP Creative & Advertising, Invesco Canada, Toronto

Starla Benson RGD, Graphic Designer, London Life, London

 

john st. Award for Collaborative Design

Josh McInerney RGD, Manager of Design and Creative, Ryerson University, Toronto

Keely Portsmouth, Team Lead, Brand Design, Disney Interactive, Kelowna

Mooren Bofill, Design Director, john st., Toronto

 

Milestone Integrated Award for Digital Marketing Design

Chris Duchaine, Associate Creative Director, Milestone Integrated, Toronto

Brian Kachur, Creative Services Specialist, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

Genevieve Metropolis RGD, Program Manager, User Interface & Design, AboutKidsHealth - The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

Kari Silver RGD, Designer, Azure Magazine, Toronto


Mosaic Award for Story-telling 

Dave Watson, Executive Creative Director, Mosaic, Toronto

James Bateman, Creative Director, Twice, Vancouver

Vanessa Eckstein RGD, Founder, Blok Design, Toronto

 

Polyester Studio Award for Motion Design

Amanda Khoo RGD, Lead Graphic Designer, MediaFace, Toronto

Beau Turner RGD, Art Director and Graphic Designer, Directors Guild of Canada, Toronto

Jeremy Dimmock, Partner, Polyester Studio, Toronto

 

Purpose/Built Award for Strategic Design

Ciabh McEvenue, Partner, Chief Creative Officer, Purpose/Built, Toronto

Darryl van Herksen, Director of Creative Services, Investors Group, Winnipeg

Katherine McCurdy-Lapierre RGD, Director, Marketing and Creative Services, Mohawk College, Hamilton

 

q30 design Award for Brand Design

Darrell Corriveau, Senior Creative Director, q30 design, Toronto

Eileen Ugarkovic RGD, Art Director, NATIONAL Public Relations, Toronto

Yang Li RGD, Senior Art Director, Alphabet Creative, Ottawa

 

Quarry Award for UX Design

Brenda Little RGD, Senior Designer, Pivot Design Group, Toronto

Emily Fung RGD, Interactive Designer, Idea Couture, Toronto

Michael Palmer, Executive Creative Director, Quarry, St. Jacobs

 

Shikatani Lacroix Award for Packaging Design (Series)

Kim Yokota, Vice President, Creative Director, Shikatani Lacroix, Toronto

Patrick Jones RGD, Design Manager, Singer Cup Coffee, Mississauga

Sarah Grundy RGD, VP Creative, Fish out of Water Design Inc., Toronto

Travis Collier, Creative Director + Co-Founder, Studio Palms, Vancouver


Studio123 Award for Visual Web Design

Karen Satok RGD, Partner, Sputnik Design Partners Inc., Toronto

Michael Akuamoah-Boateng RGD, Creative Director, Boathaus Studio, Toronto

Nico Taus RGD, Creative Director, Studio123, Sudbury

Sean Carter, Founder + Design Director, Carter Hales Design Lab, Vancouver


Zulu Alpha Kilo Award for Advertising Design

Hans Thiessen RGD, Creative Director, Design, Rethink Vancouver

Linda Pelley RGD, Creative Director, Gumbo Design Co.,  Toronto

Lisa Nakamura, Creative Director of Design, Cossette, Vancouver

Ryan Booth, Design Director, Zulu Alpha Kilo, Toronto

 

For more information on the 2017 RGD Student Awards, click here.