View our 10 Most Popular Webinars of 2020

In 2020, leaders from a variety of design and business disciplines contributed valuable insights to the RGD's Webinar program. 


Check out our list of the top 10 most popular Webinar presentations of the year and stay tuned for more great presentations coming in 2021! 


Recordings of all the presentations can be accessed by the RGD Members here

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10. Creativity, COVID-19 and Charles Dickens 

Presented by Robert Smith RGD, Founder & Creative Director of Greenmelon

Whether we like it or not what we deliver and how we deliver it has changed dramatically. So, how do we move forward as an industry? As individuals? Robert Smith RGD explores some of the challenges and opportunities we can anticipate for the creative industry in the months ahead.


9. Branding for Startups and Beyond 

Presented by Radim Malinic, Founder of Brand Nu

As creatives we aim to tell stories through our own work and that for others. However, it can be intimidating to be bombarded with messages that every designer should be a storyteller. This webinar shows how visual storytelling can be integrated into brand identity creation to achieve visually rich design systems.

8. Managing Imposter Syndrome 

Presented by Stephen Gates, Head Design Evangelist at InVision

Even the most successful creatives share a little secret — from time to time we feel like frauds. It's called design imposter syndrome and it's a psychological phenomenon where you have a belief that you’re inadequate despite evidence to the contrary. This webinar discusses why Imposter Syndrome is something we all have, the 5 different types of imposter syndromes and what we need to do to keep it in check.


7. Demystify trends 

Presented by Marie-Michele Larivee, Trends, Strategy & Foresight Consultant

Trends is a word that is widely used and overused. Although often directly associated with fashion, trends are a reflection of the current mood of society. Trends and shifts happen following different mechanisms. This presentation decrypts them.


6. Freshly Certified - Creating Effective Case Studies 

Panelists: Ben Wu RGD, Daniel Szilagyi RGD, Joanna Gee RGD, Niel Havemann RGD. Moderated by Amanda Boltë RGD

A diverse group of recently Certified RGDs break down their case study processes and answer questions about their experiences. This Webinar is perfect for the designer looking to see and learn how others present their work succinctly and effectively in the virtual world. 


5. Emotional innovation: A new approach to creativity

Presented by Stephen Gates, Head Design Evangelist at InVision

IStephen Gates has an honest conversation about the challenges he sees in most companies, the real problems that cause them and the solutions he has implemented at InVision working to elevate the impact of design with companies of all sizes and maturity levels all over the world.


4. Brand Standards: Considerations for In-House Designers 

Presented by Alan Chan RGD, Ryan Booth RGD and Donna Graffi-Smith RGD. Moderated by Kathleen Scott RGD

Your organization’s brand standards are more than just guidelines around logo, colours and fonts. They are the foundational pieces for telling your brand’s story in a consistent and engaging way. This webinar looks at how in-house professionals are working with their company’s brand. Additional webinars in our In-House Series take place in 2021.


3. Elevating Black Design Voices 

Panelists: Brian Dodo RGD, David Nuff RGD, Ashley Tomlinson Prov. RGD. Moderated by Angela Bains

Black designers in Canada have an open and honest conversation about what it means to be a Black designer and why there are so few. Panelists discussed their experiences in the Canadian design industry and why it’s important to talk about racism within it.

2. Accessible design is good for all 

Presented by Sabrina Hall, Product Design Manager at Justworks

This webinar showcases how to make your designs and process more inclusive, how to advocate for this as an individual contributor or as a part of a large team. Sabrina discusses the language and terms to create inclusive work and how to partner with your team to create thoughtful and more accessible experiences for all.


1. Designing for the AODA … Today and Tomorrow

Presented by Adam Spencer, President, AbleDocs

President of AbleDocs, the RGD's Accessibility Partner, discusses the pending AODA deadlines and how to ensure your documents are accessible and compliant with a Q&A at the end of the webinar. Adam hosts another webinar on February 18 on designing your PDF in InDesign

, working in Acrobat to build accessible features

 and demonstrating how it can be consumed
RGD Members can access recordings of the webinars listed above in the Members Only section and also receive FREE access to all upcoming presentations.  
Check out our upcoming webinar presentations here. 

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