Volunteers of the Month for July 2021
The RGD thanks the 2020/2021 Student Committee for their contributions to the RGD community.
We asked them about their experience serving on the Committee over the past year. This is what they had to say:
"The Committee has allowed me to learn more about the design industry post-graduation. It has also allowed for my leadership and communication skills to improve in a setting where I can give back to my classmates and peers." — Elyssa Biringer Student RGD, York University/Sheridan College (YSDN) in Toronto, ON
"The Student Committee brought exciting opportunities to learn, work and collaborate, from significant initiatives to hearing stories from great designers of how they became who they are today and what challenges they faced through their creative paths." — Yasaman Fahkr Student RGD, George Brown College in Toronto, ON
"The RGD Student Committee has been a wonderful opportunity to connect and collaborate with graphic design students across Canada. I’ve learned so much from the Committee Members and the guest speakers!" — Kevin Farrugie Student RGD, Conestoga College in Kitchener, ON
"Serving on the RGD Student Committee for the last two years has been an absolute joy. I’ve had the opportunity to connect with peers across the country and give back in the way of meaningful initiatives for students. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to get to know more about the design industry and enjoys being part of a collaborative and engaged group of students." — Rupsha Mutsuddi Student RGD (Co-Chair), Conestoga College in Kitchener, ON
"Being able to connect with other student designers across Canada has been a great source of inspiration. It's fun seeing everyone's work and interests and seeing what ideas they bring to the table. It's also made me remember how big design really is!" — Sara Nguyen Provisional RGD, Capliano University in Vancouver, BC
"Being a part of the RGD Student Committee has shown me that volunteering becomes a way of life. I've learned that I can make time to volunteer and with the help of a great team we really can create amazing opportunities for others. I would encourage any RGD Student Member to join the Student Committee." — Chelsea Schmidt Student RGD, Canadore College in North Bay, ON
"The RGD Student Committee has given me the opportunity to not only work on exciting and meaningful initiatives, but connect with inspiring professionals and peers. I have had the ability to become both active in and learn from the design community, beneficial to anyone starting out in this industry!" — Kristi Sprague Student RGD, Conestoga College in Kitchener, ON
"It's been great to hear from guest speakers. It's also nice to connect with people who are passionate about design." — Koraley Tambre Student RGD RGD, Fleming College in Peterborough, ON
"Being a Member of the RGD Student Committee has broadened my network with designers across Canada as well as opened my eyes to new design opportunities. Committee Members as well as multiple guest speakers have shared unique ideas and career paths showing where graphic designers can apply their skills in multiple industries. Seeing the number of ways I can utilize my skills and talents has been the most beneficial to my growth and confidence as a designer and artist." — Kris Zukowski Student RGD, Conestoga College in Kitchener, ON.
Student RGDs are invited to submit this form by Tuesday, September 21 to apply to join the Student Committee for 2021-2022 .