Former VP of Communications Bob Hambly RGD receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Ico-D

The Award is presented to an individual in recognition of outstanding and consistent achievement in the practice, education or promotion of design.


President Wendy Millard RGD says, "We are thrilled that Bob Hambly RGD has been recognized for his outstanding career. Bob has been a huge contributor to RGD and leader in Canada's design community. Through his work on the RGD Board as Vice President of Communications, we've had the pleasure of collaborating with him on many initiatives that have given RGD a solid foundation in which to thrive. Congratulations Bob!"


VP of Communications Nicola Hamilton RGD, says "Helping to assemble a nomination for Bob was just a wonderful opportunity to reflect on our interactions over the last couple of years. When I first joined the Board as Provisional Co-Chair I was so impressed with the way Bob was able to navigate a discussion—to listen and distil an array of opinions all while holding his own. I learned a lot from those experiences!"


Bob Hambly RGD co-founded the Toronto-based design firm Hambly + Woolley in 1990. Over the past 20 years, the firm has grown in scope, recognition and reputation and, under Bob’s leadership, has received over 350 national and international design awards. Bob’s affinity for visual identity and branding spans both the public and private sector. His work is quietly powerful and meticulously- crafted. His superpower is his ability to strike a balance between consensus-building and uncompromising design. Bob brought his expertise to RGD, acting as VP of Communications for 5 years.


The International Council of Design (Ico-D) is an international non-partisan and non-governmental representative voice for design of which RGD is a Member.


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