Congratulations to our 2017 RGD Student Award-winners
23/08/17

After receiving over 640 submissions from design students attending 41 post-secondary schools across Canada, RGD is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2017 Student Awards.

 

Thank you to our generous industry supporters who provide our winners each with cash prizes of $1,000 and have helped RGD to distribute over $290,000 since the program launched in 1998.

 

AWARDS OF SPECIALTY

 

.design Award for Self-Promotional/Personal Website


Winner: Jordan Jackson Student RGD, Humber College

 

 

Honourable Mentions: Anna Lin, York/Sheridan Joint Program; Jonathan Collie, Conestoga College

 

50 Carleton Award for Logo Design
 

Winner: Julian Dodaro, George Brown College

 

 

Honourable Mention: Elisi, Art Institute of Vancouver

 

BOLD Award for Accessible Design 


Winner: Rebecca van Leeuwen, Conestoga College

 

Honourable Mention: Kevin Guan, York/Sheridan Joint Program

 

Cineplex Digital Solutions Award for Information Design 


Winner: Jasmine Leung, OCAD University

 

 

Honourable Mentions: Sarah Wong, York/Sheridan Joint Program; Mohit Gupta, York/Sheridan Joint Program; Sharon Leung, OCAD University

 

Entro Award for Placemaking Design
 

Winner: Amanda Chan, Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD)

 


 

Honourable Mentions: Robin Fast, Kent MacDonald & Quinne Miller, Vancouver Island University; Nicole Lipkus, Humber College

Intent Award for Print Design

 

Winner: Cédric Gagnon & Maude Turgeon, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

 


 

Honourable Mentions: Jesse Ellingson, Capilano University; Sara Wong, Conestoga College

 

Greenmelon Award for Packaging Design (Single)


Winner: Sydney McArdle, University of the Fraser Valley

 


 

Honourable Mentions: Grace Stallard, Conestoga College; Aidan Boileau, Conestoga College

 

Milestone Integrated Award for Digital Marketing Design


Winner: Mohit Gupta, York/Sheridan Joint Program

 


 

Honourable Mention: Yu Shin Wang, Sheridan College

q30 design Award for Brand Design


Winner: Taeyeon Kim, Capilano University

 

 

Honourable Mentions: Laura McMullan, George Brown College; Cristina Bolzon, York/Sheridan Joint Program; Ashbel Ong, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Fjord Award for Digital Product Design


Winner: Eunice Joaquin, George Brown College

 


 

Honourable Mentions: Matti Scherzinger, Cambrian College; Kevin Guan, York/Sheridan Joint Program; Matthew Ahn, George Brown College

 

Polyester Studio Award for Motion Graphics

 

Winner: Yu Shin Wang, Sheridan College

 


 

Honourable Mentions: Charlotte Lucas, York/Sheridan Joint Program; Taylor Newman-Craigmill, Conestoga College

 

Shikatani Lacroix Award for Packaging Design (Series)

 

Winner: Kaitlyn Goetz, Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD)

 

 

Honourable Mentions: Alexandria Fisher, Red River College; Tommy Long, Humber College

 

Studio123 Award for Visual Web Design

 

Winner: Yu Shin Wang, Sheridan College

 


 

Honourable Mention: Matti Scherzinger, Cambrian College; Mohit Gupta, York/Sheridan Joint Program

 

Zulu Alpha Kilo Award for Advertising/Promotion Design

 

Winner: Laurel Benzaquen, George Brown College

 


 

Honourable Mentions: Anjuli Macasinag, Wooju Hong & Michal Cabaj, Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD); Hana Lee, George Brown College; Paul Twa, University of Alberta

 

NATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

 

Forge Award for Typographic Design

 

Winner: Lauren Holden, York/Sheridan Joint Program

 

Honourable Mentions: Cédric Gagnon & Maude Turgeon, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM); Alexandria Fisher, Red River College; Laura McMullan, George Brown College

 

Gravity Inc Award for Social Good Design


Winner: Joanne Mac, York/Sheridan Joint Program

 

 

Honourable Mentions: Lyndsay Wybrew, York/Sheridan Joint Program; Sabrina Citta, Seneca College

 

Haft2 Award for Use of Colour


Winner: Jessica Mena, Art Institute of Vancouver

 

 

Honourable Mentions: Kevin Guan, York/Sheridan Joint Program; Zhenzhu Pohl, York/Sheridan Joint Program

 

john st. Award for Collaborative Design


Winner: Cédric Gagnon & Maude Turgeon, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

 

 

Honourable Mentions: Camilla Dinardo, York/Sheridan Joint Program; Samantha Goh, OCAD University

 

Mosaic Award for Story-telling

 

Winner: Ashbel Ong, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

 

 

Honourable Mentions: Mathew Thiessen, Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD); Joshua Singler, York/Sheridan Joint Program

 

Purpose/Built Award for Strategic Design


Winner: Tammy Le, Sheridan College

 

 

Honourable Mentions: Mohit Gupta, York/Sheridan Joint Program; Amanda Chan, Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD); Kaitlyn Goetz, Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD)

 

Quarry Award for User Experience


Winner: Jordan Jackson Student RGD, Humber College

 

 

Honourable Mentions: Grace Walker, OCAD University; Kevin Guan, York/Sheridan Joint Program; Eunice Joaquin, George Brown College

 

If you would like to find out about sponsoring an Award for 2018, please email RGD's Executive Director, Hilary Ashworth, at


Judges

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

James Bateman, Creative Director, Twice, Vancouver

Starla Benson RGD, Graphic Designer, London Life, London

Mooren Bofill, Design Director, john st., Toronto

Ryan Booth, Design Director, Zulu Alpha Kilo, Toronto

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

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

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

Darrell Corriveau, Senior Creative Director, q30 design, Toronto

Jeremy Dimmock, Partner, Polyester Studio, Toronto

Greg Dubeau RGD, Art Director and Designer, Freelance, Halifax

Chris Duchaine, Associate Creative Director, Milestone Integrated, Toronto

Vanessa Eckstein RGD, Founder, Blok Design, Toronto

Emily Fung RGD, Interactive Designer, Idea Couture, Toronto

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

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

Russell Gibbs RGD, Principal, Russell Gibbs Design, Hamilton

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

Erin Grandmaison RGD, Graphic Designer, Bruce Power, Tiverton

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

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

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

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

Bob Hambly RGD, Partner, Hambly + Woolley, Toronto

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amanda Khoo RGD, Lead Graphic Designer, MediaFace, Toronto

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

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

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

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

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

Meg Lynch RGD, Forge Media + Design, Toronto

Elyse Maxwell RGD, Senior Graphic Designer & Project Manager, Patch Design, Hamilton

Wayne McCutcheon RGD, Partner, Entro, Toronto

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

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

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

Lisa Nakamura, Creative Director of Design, Cossette, Vancouver

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

Michael Ortelli RGD, Founder, BOLD, Toronto

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

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

Tony Ponzo RGD, Creative Director, Haft2, Toronto

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

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

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

Jesse Gibb RGD, Art Director, Carve Design + communications, London

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

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

Jennifer Shadbolt RGD, Senior Designer, Piccadilly Communications, Toronto

Rajinder Sidhu RGD, Design Director, Vidyard, Guelph

Kari Silver RGD, Designer, Azure Magazine, Toronto

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

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

Jenn Taback RGD, Owner, Design de Plume, Sudbury

Nico Taus RGD, Creative Director, Studio123, Sudbury

Hans Thiessen RGD, Creative Director, Design, Rethink Vancouver

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

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

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

Paul van Dongen RGD, Design Director, Committee, Toronto

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

Dave Watson, Executive Creative Director, Mosaic, Toronto

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

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

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