RGD announces 2022 Student Awards Judges

We are excited to introduce the outstanding group of judges who will be providing constructive feedback to the finalists and selecting the winners of this year's RGD Student Awards. 


.design Award for Self-Promotional/Personal Website

Don Laurie, Senior Art Director, The Works Design, Toronto, ON

Trevor Wall RGD, Senior Art Director at Creative Fire, Moncton, NB

Susan Yang RGD, Principal & Creative Director at Boldsquare Creative Studio, Toronto, ON


52 Pick-up Award for Typography

Ross Chandler RGD, Creative Director at Becoming Design Office Ltd, Victoria, BC

Catherine Charbonneau RGD, Freelance Graphic Designer, Montreal, QC

Nick Monteleone, Principal at 52 Pick-up, Toronto, ON

Edie Wawrychuk RGD, Principal at Traffic Design, Ottawa, ON


Artista Award for 1st Year Student

Eugene Artista RGD, Director of Creative Solutions at Artista Design & Print, Niagara Falls, ON

Krista McEachern RGD, Graphic Design and Communications Specialist at Hunny, Be Creative, Belleville, ON

Craig Medwydyuk RGD, Creative Director at Métis Nation-Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK

Cole Nicks RGD, Graphic Designer at BC Children's Hospital Foundation, Surrey, BC

Kathleen Scott RGD, Creative Strategy Team Lead at Bruce Power, Tiverton, ON


Context Award for Story-telling

Sarah Jackson RGD, Owner & Art Director at The Office of Sarah, Edmonton, AB

Sarah Riley, Chief Strategy Officer at R&G, Halifax, NS

Catherine Ryan, Senior Designer at Context Creative, Toronto, ON


Design de Plume Award for Indigenous Design

Jennica Robinson Provisional RGD, Senior Graphic Designer at Design de Plume, Sudbury, ON

Mark Rutledge RGD, Senior Designer at Outcrop Communications Ltd, Whitehorse, YT

Roxann Shapwaykeesic RGD, Founder of Through the Sky Studio, Thunder Bay, ON


Domtar Award for Print Design

Blake Atkinson, Creative Director of Brand Identity & Creative at Metrolinx, Toronto, ON

Meredith Collins, Customer Marketing Manager at Domtar, Fort Mill, SC

Jessalyn King RGD, Jessalyn King Studios, Edmonton, AB

April San Juan RGD, Manager, Marketing & Creative Services at Colour Time Printing + Digital Imaging, Vancouver, BC

Rebecca So RGD, Senior Graphic Designer at Colliers International, Vancouver, BC

Janice Van Eck RGD, Freelance art director/graphic designer, Guelph, ON


Entro Award for Placemaking Design

Karen Ng-Hem RGD, President & Creative Director at KAREN NG-HEM INC., Toronto, ON

Maria Sinisterra RGD, Co-founder and Designer at Tardigrada Design Studio in Vancouver, BC

Jacqueline Tang, Creative Director at Entro Communications, Toronto, ON


Forge Media Award for Logo Design

Munzer Alkurdi RGD, Art Director, Spine Creative Design, Ottawa, ON

Greg Dubeau RGD, Freelance Graphic Designer, Halifax, NS

Melissa Jenkins, Brand Image & Standards Lead at The Driving Force Group of Companies, Edmonton, AB

Tony Jurgilas RGD, Principal & Chief Design Strategist at 50 Carleton, Sudbury, ON

Meg Lynch RGD, Design Director at Forge Media + Design, Toronto, ON


Goods & Services Award for Editorial Design

Carey George RGD, Partner & Creative Driector at Goods & Services, Toronto, ON

Raj Grainger RGD, Creative Direction & Strategic Design, Toronto, ON

Nicola Hamilton RGD, Art Director at Best Health Magazine, Toronto, ON

Sophie Lacerte RGD, Head of Design at the Canada West Foundation, Calgary, AB


Gravity Inc Award for Social Good Design 

David Coates RGD, Partner at Ion Brand Design, Vancouver, BC

Ruth Farrugia RGD, Graphic Designer at Ville de / City of Côte Saint-Luc, Montreal, QC

Kaila Jacques, Creative Director at RallyRally x Briteweb, Toronto, ON

Alan Joson RGD, Graphic Designer at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, Toronto, ON

Laura McInnis Provisional RGD, Graphic Designer at Gravity Inc., Toronto, ON


Greenmelon Award for Packaging Design (Single)

Luc Bergeron RGD, Creative Director at Greenmelon, Ottawa, ON

Brent Roth RGD, Creative Director at Brent Roth Creative, London, UK

Ben Ruby, Design Director at King Ursa, Toronto, ON

Maninder Singh RGD, Creative Director, Multidisciplinary Designer & Photographer at House of Singh, Toronto, ON

Haft2 Award for Colour

Nanistya Martohardjono RGD, Creative Director at Haft2, Toronto, ON

Cassandra Mellow RGD, Senior Designer at Federated Co-operatives Limited, Saskatoon, SK

Caitlin Wharton RGD, Founder & Creative Director at Millie, Portland, OR


Intent Award for Accessible Design

Mark Buchner RGD, Design Director at Intent, Toronto, ON

Nell Chitty RGD, Digital Media and Design Specialist at City of Toronto,  Toronto, ON

Andrea Martens RGD, Learning & Development Specialist at Libro Credit Union, London, ON

Alexis Ronse, UX Designer at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC


Nurun Award for UX Design

Isabella Althoff, Senior Manager, UX Design at ALDO Group, Montreal, QC

Joanna Gee RGD, Senior UX Designer at Critical Mass, San Francisco, CA

Iffat Jokhio RGD, Design Lead, UX Designer, Design Researcher, Project Manager at Pivot, Toronto, ON

David Han, Director of Experience Design at Nurun, Toronto, ON


Pivot Award for Information Design

Chris Dickert RGD, Senior Consultant, Communications at Fraser Health Authority, Surrey, BC

Tara Kerner CGD, Manager, Graphic Communications for Government Communications and Public Engagement (GCPE) at the Province of British Columbia, Victoria, BC

Sara MacLellan Provisional RGD, Design Manager & Service Design Lead at Throughline Strategy Inc.,Toronto, ON

Tina Olagundoye, Lead of Brand Design at Trapeze Group, Mississauga, ON


Premise Award for Strategic Design

Jason Dauphinee RGD, Creative Director / Chief Idea Ninja at Eclipse 360, Victoria, BC

Katie Goodz, Designer at Katie Goodz Design, Dartmouth, NS

Colin Payson, Senior Deisgner at Premise Design Communications, Toronto, ON

Janine Pierre, Art Director at Canadian Credit Union Association, Toronto, ON


q30 design Award for Brand Design

Kirk Clyne, Creative Consultant, Victoria, BC

Louis Laforest RGD, Creative Director, President at Forest Communications,  Ottawa, ON

Regan McDonnell RGD, Creative & Design Director at Rightsleeve Marketing, Toronto, ON

Rod Roodenburg, President of Roodenburg Design Consultants, Vancouver, BC

Jacqueline Wong, Senior Designer at q30 design, Toronto, ON


Quake Award for Creative Innovation

Alana McFarlane RGD, Director of Communications at Praxis Spinal Cord Institute, Vancouver, BC

Chris Reyes RGD, Co-Founder/Designer + Art Director at Everyother, Edmonton, AB

Kevin Umana, Quake, Toronto, ON


SLD Award for Packaging Design (Series)

Liz Boyer, Founder/Designer at Chalk, Montreal, QC

Sherry Jang, Senior Designer at Carter Hales Design Lab, Vancouver, BC

Ashley McCarthy RGD, Senior Graphic Designer at RouteThis, Hamilton, ON

Gary Oakley, Creative Director at SLD, Toronto, ON

Dave Watson, VP, Executive Creative Director | Design at Mosaic North America, Toronto, ON


SLD Award for Retail Design

Elaine Gillen RGD, Partner & Creative Director at the Art + Words, Ottawa, ON

Sandy Kim, Senior Brand Officer at The Detox Market, Toronto, ON

Beverley Wells, VP of Branded Environments at SLD, Toronto, ON


The Works Design Award for Web Design

Michelle Buchner, Senior Designer at The Works Design, Toronto, ON

Chris Chlasciak, Art Director at The Works Design, Toronto, ON

Adrian Jean RGD, Partner + Executive Creative Director at spark*advocacy, Ottawa, ON


Vancouver Film School Award for Motion Design

Evan Biswanger, Creative Director & Head of Marketing at VFS, Vancouver, BC

Mark Cohen, Director of Creative, Production & Digital, Strategic & Editorial Content, at TD Wealth, Toronto, ON

Lisa Wilder RGD, Technical Content Writer at Autodesk, Toronto, ON

Zulu Alpha Kilo Award for Advertising Design

Jackman Chiu, Senior Designer at Zulu Alpha Kilo, Toronto, ON

Nikko de Guzman, Graphic Design Project Manager at Science World, Vancouver, BC

Yves Lepage, Director of Brand & Creative Services at Magnet Forensics, Kitchener, ON

Howard Poon RGD,  VP of Design at DDB Canada, Edmonton, AB

Sheree Stephenson RGD, Design Director at Ramp Communications, Toronto, ON