Members create fantastic projects for 15 non-profit organizations during RGD's second Designathon
03/07/18

On Saturday, June 23, over 40 Student RGD and Provisional RGD Members took part in RGD's second Designathon. Divided into 15 teams of 2 to 4 people, participants were mentored by a senior design professional as they worked on projects for non-profit organizations over a 12-hour period.

 

The Designathon hosted teams in Vancouver at Twice Brand, in Sudbury at Design de Plume and in Toronto at Sid Lee, Hambly & Woolley and Ove Brand | Design

 

The Arab Community Centre of Toronto (ACCT)

Team: Nichalos Allen  Student RGD; Zhen Li Student RGD; Thiago Santarem Provisional RGD

Mentor: Gilbert Li RGD, The Office of Gilbert Li

Location: Sid Lee, Toronto

Brief: The brief asked for a PowerPoint presentation and brochure detailing their growing youth program.

Results:

A rolling gif of design materials made for the Arab Community Centre of Toronto

Arts Etobicoke

Team: Vivien Lee Student RGD; Olga Filimonova Provisional RGD; Parth Agnani Student RGD; Ashley Tomlinson Student RGD

Mentor: Raymond Cheah RGD

Location: Sid Lee, Toronto

Brief: The brief asked for a series of tiles or logos to represent the organization's new series of programming. The tiles were to complement current branding.

Results:

A series of rotating gifs of graphic materials for Arts Etobicoke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dixon Hall

Team: My Van Loc Student RGD; Patricia Beader Student RGD; Michelle Scholz Student RGD; Mason Song Student RGD

Mentor: Laura Stein RGD, Sid Lee

Location: Sid Lee, Toronto

Brief: The brief asked for digital materials for social media and web use that would promote the organization's "Holiday Giving" fundraising campaign.

Results:

A rolling GIF of graphics created for Dixon Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eva's Initiatives for Homeless Youth

Team: Paul Ching Student RGD; Ashlee McKeown Student RGD

Mentor: Randal Boutilier RGD, 12thirteen inc.

Location: Ove Brand | Design, Toronto

Brief: The brief asked for a 25th anniversary logo to help celebrate Eva's 25th anniversary in 2019.

Results:

A rolling gif of logos made for Eva\'s Initiative for Homeless Youth

 

Not Far From The Tree

Team: Rami Shouk Student RGD; Stephen Carolan

Mentor: Monica Kessler RGD, Ove Brand | Design

Location: Ove Brand | Design, Toronto

Brief: The brief asked for a poster to entice potential attendees to City Cider, the organization's annual fundraising event.

Results:

A rolling gif of materials made for Not Far From The Tree

 

High Park Nature Centre

Team: Heather Carlson Student RGD; Qing Li Provisional RGD

Mentor: Nicola Hamilton RGD, Studio Wyse

Location: Ove Brand | Design, Toronto

Brief: The brief asked for design assets and a fresh logo to support the organization in their new capital fundraising campaign that will restore the historic Forest School building, bringing a Visitor Centre to High Park.

Results:

A rolling gif of graphic materials created for the High Park Nature Centre

 

Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention

Team: Curtis Shum Student RGD; Yanchen Zhao Student RGD

Mentor: Eduardo Trejos RGD, Ove Brand | Design

Location: Ove Brand | Design, Toronto

Brief: The brief asked for a brochure to help promote the agency's work with members of Toronto’s African, Caribbean and Black communities who are either living with, or at risk for, HIV.

Results:

A rolling gif of graphic materials created for the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention

 

Logical Outcomes

Team: Jacqueline Simpson Student RGD; Allison Cake Student RGD; Jennifer Gagnon Student RGD

Mentor: Jay Wall RGD, RallyRally

Location: Hambly & Woolley, Toronto

Brief: The brief asked for a logo to help people understand SIS, the organization's new subscription-based evaluation platform for smaller non-profits.

Results:

A rotating GIF of graphic materials created for Logical Outcomes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Team: Christie Wong Student RGD; Antonina Holovko Student RGD; Marvin Veloso Student RGD

Mentor: Dominic Ayre RGD, Hambly & Woolley

Location: Hambly & Woolley, Toronto

Brief: The brief asked for ideas for a creative “call-to-action station" that would fulfill people's desires to do something in the present moment at events.

Results:

A rolling gif of branding created for Doctors Without Borders

Etobicoke Humane Society

Team: Jack Henry Provisional RGD; Konor Abrahams Student RGD; Megan Drummond Student RGD

Mentor: Anthony Furia RGD, Furia

Location: Hambly & Woolley, Toronto

Brief: The brief asked for graphic materials for the organization's "Home for the Holidays" campaign. 

Results:

A rolling gif of graphic materials created for the Etobicoke Humane Society

 

Northern Initiative for Social Action (NISA)

Team: Davide Dorigo Student RGD; Cristina Cromeyer Student RGD; Rebecca Westcott Student RGD

Mentor: Meggan van Harten RGD, Design de Plume

Location: Design de Plume, Sudbury

Brief: The brief asked for a new membership booklet in English and French.

Results:

A rolling gif of graphic materials for the Northern Initiative for Social Action

 

Northern Cancer Foundation

Team: Alison Dawson Student RGD; Rebecca Black Student RGD; Miranda Fragomeni Student RGD

Mentor: Nico Taus RGD, Studio 123

Location: Design de Plume, Sudbury

Brief: The brief asked for the design of a new billboard to be more current and in-line with the organization's evolving strategic initiatives.

Results:

A rolling gif of graphics created for the Northern Cancer Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roll Out The Barrel

Team: Annie Chang Student RGD; Joseph Thoong Student RGD; Jesse Ellingson Student RGD

Mentor: James Bateman, Twice Brand

Location: Twice Brand, Vancouver

Brief: The brief asked for a new logo to reflects the organization's mission to bring water, specifically water barrels, to those in need.

Results:

A rolling gif of graphic materials made for Roll Out The Barrel

 

Canadian Women's Foundation

Team: Brendan Berg Student RGD; Daniela Buitrago Provisional RGD; Natalia Escobar Student RGD

Mentor: Cole Nicks RGD, BC Children's Hospital Foundation

Location: Twice Brand, Vancouver

Brief: The brief asked for a compelling piece to introduce people to the Foundation and show them how their support translates into impact.

Results:

A rolling gif of graphics created for the Canadian Women\'s Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition

Team: Heather Reynolds Provisional RGD; Isabelle Mate Student RGD; Ompon (Tahra) Priebjrivat Student RGD

Mentor: Sean Carter, Carter Hales

Location: Twice Brand, Vancouver

Brief: The brief asked for a campaign of linked banners that discuss the infrastructure and advocacy success stories the GVCC has been involved in and ask people to join the organization.

Results:

A rolling GIF of graphics created for the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What the non-profits had to say

"I am still in awe that the entirety of the project (48-page membership booklet) was completed in the limited hours of one day. The design leader with Design de Plume was organized and welcoming in advance and the day-of, and the students involved clearly gained a lot from the experience of putting together the project together. Win-win all around. We'll definitely consider applying again!"

- Audrey O'Brien, Northern Initiative for Social Action (NISA)

 

 

A major congratulations to all of the Designathon participants and mentors!

 

RGD's next Designathon is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, September 29, 2018. Locations are TBD. Non-profits are invited to submit project proposals!