.design Award for .design Website
What to enter: Any website that is submitted on a .design URL (available free for RGD Student Members) that promotes the individual entrant and/or a personal project, cause or initiative. Switch out your current .com or .ca domain to .design to qualify for this category! Just tell your hosting provider to 'point' to your new domain or contact   for more information.




Rahul Bhogal RGD, Creative Director at Nothing Design Studio

Rahul is an award-winning designer helping brands connect with people through design that is honest, simple and beautiful. Rahul specializes in the fields of brand identity and digital design, and has been recognized by Awwwards, Applied Arts, AIGA, Logo Lounge, Win Out Mag and the Best Brand Awards, including Best Brand North America. Rahul focuses on idea-driven strategy and design to create to advance timeless identities for clients across the globe.


What advice would you give to a Student who is considering entering and specifically entering in this category.

Most websites we see today tend to look the same. I am looking for work that pushes the boundaries of typical layouts, typography and interaction. Telling your story through copy is as important as the font you choose, so don't forget to be clear and concise. Lastly, play, experiment and have fun.



Chelsea Montgomery, Creative Director at Strut Creative in Calgary, AB

Chelsea is a true creative driven by an entrepreneurial spirit with over 12 years in branding, marketing, advertising, editorial, print and digital design. She is as much a big-picture thinker as she is a diva for the details. In her current role at Strut, she leads a team of creatives on work that includes creating programs, digital platforms and brand experiences for clients such as Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Canadian Geographic, Glenbow and Métis Nation of Saskatchewan.


What will you be personally looking for from entrants?

In the category of Self Promo Web, I will be looking for: 

  • attention to best UI/UX practices

  • concept innovation and creativity

  • consideration for content hierarchy