Members create outstanding projects for 12 non-profits during RGD's fourth Designathon
04/03/19
On Saturday, March 2nd, 36 emerging designers and 12 seasoned design professionals gathered in various cities across the country to participate in RGD's fourth Designathon.

 

A 12-hour event where design students and recent grads, led by a senior professional, work on real-life design projects for non-profit organizations, the Designathon is an opportunity for participants to connect, network and get real-world experience while using their expertise to contribute to a meaningful cause.

 

Participating cities and host studios included Studio Wyse and Forge Media + Design (Toronto), Design de Plume (Sudbury), Banfield Agency (Ottawa), Form:Media (Dartmouth) and KWENCH (Victoria).

 

Below are the projects created by the Designathon teams.

 

Fred Victor

Team: Parth Agnani Student RGD; Jacqueline Simpson Student RGD; Christie Wong Provisional RGD

Mentor: Nicola Hamilton RGD

Location: Studio Wyse, Toronto

Brief: The brief asked for a sub-brand that can be utilized on everything from signage to advertising to informational collateral.

Results:

A rolling gif of designs created for Fred Victor, a homeless support initiative in Toronto.

 

Lung Association - Ontario

Team: Megan Drummond Student RGD; Aaron Jake Inocencio Student RGD; Karina Rosales Student RGD

Mentor: Vincent Galante RGD

Location: Studio Wyse, Toronto

Brief: The brief asked for a visual identity for their new Lung Foundation. The brief asked for the new identity to tie into their existing identity for the Association.

Results:

A rolling gif of designs created for the Lung Foundation.

 

Rise Asset Development

Team: Olga Filimonova Provisional RGD; Jeremy King Student RGD

Mentor: Norm Lourenco RGD

Location: Studio Wyse, Toronto

Brief: The brief asked for the creation of two Save the Dates: one for their Annul Signature Event and a new home cultivation event.

Results:

A rolling GIF of assets created for Rise Asset Development.

 

Black Youth Commission

Team: Jorge Sanchez Ortiz de Galisteo Provisional RGD; Ashley Tomlinson Student RGD; Vicky Tong Student RGD

Mentor: David Nuff RGD

Location: Forge Media + Design, Toronto

Brief: The brief asked for a new logo that would be used to create a professional image identity, build the brand and improve recognizability.

Results:

A rolling GIF of assets created for the Black Youth Commission.

 

Ontario Society for Environmental Education (OSEE)

Team: Oscar Aldana Student RGD; Elyssa Biringer Student RGD; Rachel Hwang Provisional RGD

Mentor: Saskia Van Kampen RGD

Location: Forge Media + Design, Toronto

Brief: The brief asked for a reinvention of the OSEE brand.

Results:

A rolling GIF of assets created for OSEE. Assets include brand identity collateral.

 

Socio-Economic and Environmental Development Solutions (SEEDS)

Team: Vicky Gibson Provisional RGD; Ethan Lewis Student RGD

Mentor: Tomomi Lo RGD

Location: Forge Media + Design, Toronto

Brief: The brief asked for a design to go on a permanent container in front of their Bed & Breakfast. The brief also asked for the design to be transferable to social media and online collateral.

Results:

A rolling GIF of assets created for SEEDS. Assets include a design for a storage container.

 

360°kids

Team: Jack Henry Provisional RGD; Sarah Lacasse Student RGD; Emily Varley Student RGD

Mentor: Michael J. Young RGD

Location: Forge Media + Design, Toronto

Brief: The brief asked for a new informational brochure.

Results:

A rolling GIF of assets created for 360Kids. Assets include new brand identity collateral.

 

Northern Initiative for Social Action (NISA)

Team: Alison Dawson Student RGD; Davide Dorigo Student RGD; Madison Lemieux Student RGD

Mentor: Meggan Van Harten RGD

Location: Design de Plume, Sudbury

Brief: The brief asked for a revamp of the magazine layout for Open Minds Quarterly.

Results:

A rolling GIF of assets for Open Minds Quarterly.

 

Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival

Team: Melanie Gagne Student RGD; Emmanuel Medeiros Student RGD; Alexandre Venne Student RGD

Mentor: Melissa Deschenes RGD

Location: Design de Plume, Sudbury

Brief: The brief asked for a design concept for the 2019 festival, to be used on posters, the program and social media.

Results:

A rolling GIF of assets for Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival.

 

Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa

Team: Erin Abramson Student RGD; Nicole Galatis Provisional RGD; Christopher Libecap Student RGD; Sheri Thomson Student RGD

Mentor: Timothy Jones RGD

Location: Banfield Agency, Ottawa

Brief: The brief asked for the design of a sponsorship package for their 2019 Steel Toes and Stilettos Gala fundraiser.

Results:

A rolling GIF of assets for Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa\'s Steel Toes and Stilettos Gala.

 

Dine to Donate

Team: Alyssa Crowder Student RGD; Teigan Mudle Student RGD; Joe Thoong Student RGD

Mentor: Ross Chandler RGD

Location: KWENCH, Victoria

Brief: The brief asked for the creation of table placemats as well as swag to be sold on their foundation's website.

Results:

A rolling GIF of assets for Dine to Donate.

 

Amici Camping Charity

Team: Emily Clark Student RGD; Alexis Miller Student RGD; Yingxin Ren Provisional RGD; Cameron Thomas Student RGD

Mentor: John deWolf RGD

Location: Form:Media, Dartmouth

Brief: The brief asked for a refreshed logo that would allow them to better position themselves as a professional, current and relevant charity.

Results:

 

Well done, designers!

 

As a fun activity to encourage creative thinking and positive group dynamics during the event, we asked each team to share a creative team photo for a chance to win free registration to DesignThinkers. Click here to see their amazing photo submissions!

 

Interested in seeing more? Click to see the results from our first Designathon, our second Designathon and our third Designathon.

 

RGD's next Designathon takes place on June 8, 2019! Stay tuned for details.