Presented by Kathleen Gebotys, Leah Gryfe RGD and Wendy Millard RGD


Three Professionals share their expertise and tips to broaden your skill set and enhance your design efficiency and effectiveness. 



12:00 pm - How to protect yourself should you become critically ill

Presented by Kathleen Gebotys

Kathleen is a Partner at 33seven, a wealth creation boutique specializing in insurance solutions that propel and preserve wealth for the affluent. In this talk, Kathleen will teach you about the ways you can protect yourself and your family should you become diagnosed with a critical illness.


12:15 pm - Studio Efficiency for Solopreneurs

Presented by Leah Gryfe RGD

Leah is a Toronto-based graphic designer with over 25 years of experience in corporate communications, print publishing and web design. She has collaborated with businesses of all sizes including universities property management companies, law firms, not-for-profit agencies, banks, and professional associations. Leah believes in building long-term relationships with clients by providing personal attention, strategic insight and a sense of humour. 


12:30 pm - The what, why, where & how of creative briefs

Presented by Wendy Millard RGD

Wendy is the Director of Design Services at Empire Life and has an extensive background with in-house design management. With over 18 years experience, she'd led several design rebrands in the technology and financial services sectors. She is a graduate, advisory board member and mentor for the St.Lawrence College Graphic Design Program. Wendy's formula for successful in-house design is to deliver high quality, award-winning work and exceptional partnerships with internal stakeholders.