Over 300 contributors in 365 days! Thank you to all the Members who contributed their time and expertise to RGD in 2018 to help Canadian designers exchange ideas, educate and inspire, set professional standards and build a strong, supportive community dedicated to advocating for the value of design.
Below are just a few examples of the ways RGD Members get involved and support the community:
Newsletter / Website Content
Members contribute content to RGD's website, which is also then featured in our weekly e-newsletter sent to over 20,000 subscribers and across RGD's social media channels. Content includes Case Studies, projects for our monthly Project Showcase, Industry Insights, Top 5 lists, Book Reviews, Day In The Life articles. Check out 'Guidelines for Contributing Content' or email .
Portfolio Reviews & Mentorship
Creative directors and senior designers provide constructive feedback and mentoring for emerging designers through in-person and virtual Portfolio Reviews as well as RGD's Mentorship Program. In particular, now that new Provisional RGDs complete an portfolio review as part of their introduction to Membership, there are many opportunities to participate and give back. To find out more, email .
Members volunteer their time to serve on RGD's many Committees, including Certification, Education, Ethics, Membership and Programs, help RGD grow our programs and initiatives. Committee Members from across the country meet virtually for an hour once a month and carry out tasks as needed. If you are interested in joining a Committee, complete this online form.
Members review submissions, provide feedback and select winners for our Awards Programs, which include So(cial) Good Design Awards, In-House Design Awards and Student Awards. Members also serve as Evaluators of RGD's Certification Process when RGD Candidates present their portfolios. For more information, email .
RGD's weekly Webinar Program assists us to raise standards for graphic designers in Canada. Broadcast to an audience of 75+ design professionals, Members present 45-minute-long professional development content or 15-minute skill-shares and moderate and participate on panels. Submit a webinar proposal here. RGD's are also invited to submit proposals to speak or curate panels at DesignThinkers and other RGD events. Submit proposals for DesignThinkers here. And submit for our In-House Design Conference in Ottawa on April 12 here.
Click here if you wish to become a Member to contribute in some way in 2019.
Thank you to all the Members who contributed in 2018! (Members are listed in one category while often having contributed in multiple ways. Names link to a Directory profile and a full list of their involvement.)
RGD's Board of Directors
Randal Boutillier RGD, Donna Braggins RGD, Greg Dubeau RGD, Wafe Gara RGD, Alison Garnett RGD, Wendy Gray RGD, Jesse Gibb RGD, Bob Hambly RGD, Nicola Hamilton RGD, Brent Long RGD, Norm Lourenco RGD, Wendy Millard RGD, Megan Oldfield RGD, Jennifer Taback RGD, Stussy Tschudin RGD, Saskia van Kampen RGD,
RGD Committee Members in 2018
Heather Angell Prov RGD, Adam Antoszek-Rallo RGD, Nadine Arseneault RGD, Logan Brazeau Prov RGD, Julian Brown RGD, Tom Browne RGD, Daniela Buitrago Prov RGD, Ross Chandler, Affiliate Member, Evelyn Csiszar RGD, Mary Davis RGD, Faron Dawe Affiliate Member, Melanie di Tullio RGD, Nicole Duncan RGD, Ruth Farrugia RGD, Eric Forest RGD, Anthony Furia RGD, John Furneaux RGD, Antonia Goga Prov RGD, Sean Grant RGD, Kyle Greenwood RGD, Shanti Hadioetomo RGD, Gillian Harvey Affiliate Member, Jack Henry Prov RGD, Teodor Herman RGD, Jordan Jackson Prov RGD, Eunice Joaquin Prov RGD, Laura John Prov RGD, Alan Joson Prov RGD, James Kuo RGD, Jennifer Laing RGD, Caitlin Legere Prov RGD, Qing Li Prov RGD, Tomomi Lo RGD, Tina Mackenzie RGD, Austin Mateka Prov RGD, Elyse Maxwell RGD, Emma McAllister RGD Emeritus, Josh McInerney RGD, Phil Mondor RGD, Kevin Moran RGD, Rod Nash RGD, Richard Plantt RGD, Karen Satok RGD, Laura Sellors RGD, Craig Swistun RGD, Nico Taus RGD, Hans Thiessen RGD, Paul van Dongen RGD, Jessica Vitale RGD, Julia Linda Wells RGD, Katie Wilhelm RGD, Michelle Wiebe RGD, Umar Shahzad RGD, Angela Simon RGD, Ryanne Spies RGD, Silvia Stanziola RGD, Fe Wyma RGD, Nayla Yehia RGD
Judges & Evaluators in 2018
Mentors & Portfolio Reviewers in 2018
Chantal Abdel-Nour Prov RGD, Faye Arends Stein RGD, Timothy Belanger Affiliate Member, Thomas Beltrame Prov RGD, Breck Campbell RGD, Katherine Carney RGD, Chase Carson RGD, Christian Castel RGD, Ray Cheah RGD, David Clubine RGD, Peter Colleran RGD, Vanessa Eckstein RGD, Lionel Gadoury RGD, Gaetan Godin Prov RGD, Paul Gomirato RGD, Nuria Gonzalez RGD, Maurissa Grano RGD, Derwyn Goodall RGD, Julia Grady RGD, Erika Hamilton-Piercy RGD, Athena Herrmann RGD, Danielle Jones RGD, Iole Kotsopoulos RGD, Kelvin Kwong RGD, Denis Leclerc RGD, Cathy Ledden RGD, Gilbert Li RGD, Jason Lind Prov RGD, Gary Ludwig RGD, Alexey Makhinko RGD, Trevor Martin RGD, Angelo Morano RGD, Genevieve Metropolis RGD, Jack Nicholls RGD, David Nuff RGD, Dustin O’Donnell Prov RGD, Tara O’Reilly RGD, Noah Ortmann RGD, Jason Pearl Affiliate Member, Allison Pezzack RGD, Laura Piche RGD, Jonathan Picklyk RGD, Chad Roberts Affiliate Member, Jason Recker RGD, Glenda Rissman RGD, Sarah Roberto Affiliate Member, Chad Roberts Affiliate Member, Matt Rocca RGD, Alana Ruoso RGD, Ece Savas RGD, Elyssa Schmid RGD, Nikki Shih RGD, Michael Stokely RGD, Stephanie Strawbridge RGD, Meggan van Harten RGD, Jeanette Vermeyden-Obbink RGD,Campbell Walker RGD, James Wilson RGD, Beatrice Winny RGD, Amanda Wood Prov RGD, Leonard Wyma RGD, Sarah Prouse RGD, Michael Richardson RGD, Simone St. Aimée RGD, Nick Shinn RGD, Eduardo Trejos RGD, Beau Turner RGD, Elliot Vredenburg RGD, Hilary Walls RGD, Jennifer Weaymouth RGD, Chad Weiss Prov RGD
Presenters & Panelists
Emineh Babayan RGD, Caroline Bruckner RGD, Scott Christie RGD, Katina Constantinou RGD, Mike Freeman RGD, Ian Grais RGD, Paddy Harrington RGD, Michelle Hopgood RGD, Diti Katona RGD, Jean-Pierre Lacroix RGD, Gigi Lau RGD, Gordon McLean RGD, Leanne Paura RGD, Fidel Pena RGD, Udo Schliemann RGD, Laura Stein RGD, Victor Szeto RGD, Michael J. Young RGD, Mirela Zdjelaric RGD