RGD announces updates on Certification

If you're looking for a New Year's resolution or just a push to cross something off your ever-growing to-do list, why not give RGD Certification a go! 



Certification Myths

Julian Brown RGD creates short videos that focus on the misconceptions (myths) of the RGD Certification Process. Look out for these videos on RGD's Instagram account @rgdhub (#RGDmythbusting) and tag a friend that is guilty of believing these myths!


“The goal here is to get designers to chuckle and say 'ha, that’s totally me,’" explains Julian. "We want to poke fun at ourselves while demystifying the process and giving people the confidence to just go for it. Sometimes it’s the funniest little details that keep us from following through with something big. These funny little videos are about those details.”


Here is the first video of the series:


Randal Boutilier RGD, Certification Committee Chair, admits that "before my certification, I didn’t look forward to studying and putting together a portfolio of work – but those tasks were exactly what I needed to improve my professional network and practice. Plus, there is an incredible amount of support available through RGD’s staff and website to help with the process"

"What we basically want to say with our Certification Myths video series is that we’ve all felt apprehension before going through the process, and we have all become better designers for working through it!"


New Application Form

RGD has created a new fillable pdf form for RGD candidates applying as Design Practitioners. You can now begin your application, save your progress and go back to it whenever is convenient. Learn more.


Become a Certified RGD by December 22

Successfully complete the Certification process by December 22, 2017 to either: earn free dues for 2018 or get your registration fee waived for DesignThinkers 2018 in Vancouver (May 29-30) or Toronto (Oct 24-25)! Learn more.


Information Session

Attend a virtual webinar with RGD's Executive Director, Hilary Ashworth, to learn more about what it means to be a Certified RGD Registered Graphic Designer (RGD), the benefits of membership and the process that applicants go through to become RGDs. Learn more.