Emerging designers complete projects for five non-profits during RGD's fifth Designathon
Rotating GIF of all the projects
04/10/19

On Saturday, September 28th, emerging designers and experienced creative professionals gathered in Vancouver and Toronto to participate in RGD's fifth 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.

 

The Designathon was hosted at Digitalist (Vancouver) and Shikatani Lacroix Design (Toronto).

 

Below are the projects created by the Designathon teams.

 

INKspire

Team: Albertine Hsu Provisional RGD, Gopika Rajendran Student RGD, Kailey Skene Student RGD, Ashley Tomlinson Provisional RGD

Mentor: Nicola Hamilton RGD

Location: Shikatani Lacroix Design, Toronto

Brief: The brief asked for the team to create the first draft of their Annual Report.

Results:

Inkspire annual report

 

Lakeridge Health Foundation

Team: Allan Gomes Student RGD, Tess Heinricks Provisional RGD, Rachelle Lenihan Provisional RGD, Anushka Todi Student RGD

Mentor: Anthony Furia RGD

Location: Shikatani Lacroix Design, Toronto

Brief: The brief asked for a brochure that invites/encourages local business owners to engage with their community through positive, charitable partnership with Lakeridge.

Results: Awaiting final files.

 

LogicalOutcomes

Team: Elyssa Biringer Student RGD, Vicky Gibson Provisional RGD, Kiana Shavalier Provisional RGD, Arsheen Virani Student RGD

Mentor: Christopher Woo

Location: Shikatani Lacroix Design, Toronto

Brief: The brief asked for digital presentation/slides that describe their new Service Information System (SIS) to prospective clients: non-profit managers, leaders, funders and other evaluators/evaluation consultants.

Results:

SIS project

 

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

Team: Valeriya Kim Student RGD, Kathrin Teh Student RGD

Mentor: Donna Graffi Smith RGD

Location: Digitalist, Vancouver

Brief: The brief asked for the team to create the name and logo for a giving campaign, and various accompanying assets.

Results:

BC Children\'s Hospital Foundation project

 

BCIT Student Association

Team: Mann Chalermwat Student RGD, Dallas McKinnon Student RGD, Prateek Rajpal Student RGD

Mentor: Jane Vita

Location: Digitalist, Vancouver

Brief: The brief asked for a new logo/identity design for their day-long “IxL Conference” which aims to help students develop innovation and leadership skills.

Results:

BCIT Student Association project

 

 


 

Three designers working in the Vancouver studio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participants working at Digitalist in Vancouver | Photo by Jane Vita

 

Anthony Furia RGD\'s team working

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthony Furia RGD and team in Toronto | Photo by Eric Forest RGD

 

Christopher Woo\'s team posing for a photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher Woo and team in Toronto | Photo by Eric Forest RGD

 

Donna Graffi Smith RGD and two designers working

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donna Graffi Smith RGD and team working in Vancouver | Photo by Jane Vita

 

Nicola Hamilton RGD\'s team working

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicola Hamilton RGD and team working in Toronto | Photo by Eric Forest RGD

 


 

RGD also tasked the teams with creating and posting creative team photos! The prize? Free DesignThinkers tickets for the entire team! Click here to see the teams' creative photo entries.

 

RGD is pleased to support non-profits through the ongoing efforts of the Designathon. Click to see the results from our first Designathon, our second Designathon, our third Designathon and our fourth Designathon.

 

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