RGD Graduate Award Recipients

This year, RGD presented Awards to top graduating design students, as selected by their school. Each recipient received a special Certificate and Provisional RGD Membership for the remainder of 2018 and all of 2019!


"RGD's Education Committee created this wonderful initiative to help undergraduate design programs celebrate some of their amazing graduating design talent! RGD is thrilled to offer this Award and Provisional Membership to the many deserving recipients in this our inaugural year!"

– Megan Oldfield, RGD


Provisional RGDs receive a multitude of benefits including free magazine subscriptionsaccess to our Mentorship Program, discounts to attend DesignThinkers and other RGD events, access to in-person and virtual portfolio reviews, and a range of industry discounts.


Congratulations to our 2018 Award-winners:

Saaraa Premji, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary

Matthew Peixoto, Algonquin College, Ottawa

Manon Roussel, Cambrian College, Sudbury

Faith Lott, Canadore College, North Bay

Alice Zeng, Capilano University, Vancouver

Christopher Jessop, Centennial College, Toronto

Erynn Hayden, Conestoga College, Kitchener

Scott Rigmond, Fanshawe College, London

Amy Esplen, Graphic Design Program at George Brown College, Toronto

Jaroslaw Kucharczyk, Interactive Design Program at George Brown College, Toronto

Samiksha Makhijani, Georgian College, Barrie

Dillon Nusca, OCAD University, Toronto

Hannah Teakle, Red River College, Winnipeg

Jesse Graber, Sault College, Sault Ste. Marie

Katerina Forrest, Seneca College, Toronto

Natasha Delrosario, St. Lawrence College, Kingston

Hilary Zak, University of Alberta, Edmonton

Alexandrah Pahl, University of Fraser Valley, Abbotsford

Stefany Hampton, Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo

Rana Soliman, York University/Sheridan College, Toronto