Committee Members
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Meet our Committee Members

Chair: Kathleen Scott RGD, Kincardine
Kathleen is an award-winning designer with 15 years experience. For the past decade, she has been Creative Strategy Team Lead at Bruce Power where they deliver all things design, including a complete rebrand for the company in 2019. In 2017, they were honoured to be the design partner for RGD’s In-House Design Awards.






Tahsina Ahmed Provisional RGD

Originally trained as an industrial designer, I now use a user-centred approach to take projects from discovery through to delivery. I creatively solve customers’ problems and improve their task accomplishment, by finding the real root causes by way of active research, keeping their needs, habits, and actions in mind.




Carolina Balderas Provisional RGD, Surrey
Originally from Mexico, where she obtained a BA in Media and Communication Production, Carolina is a graphic designer working in public service in BC. She has a passion for branding, editorial and inclusive design. She graduated as the 2021 Valedictorian of Toronto Film School’s online Graphic Design and Interactive Media program. She also freelances through her own design studio, supporting small businesses with their design needs.



Elyssa Biringer Provisional RGD, Toronto

Elyssa is a recent graduate from the Bachelor of Design program at York University and Sheridan College (YSDN). She aims to bring accessibility to the forefront of her designs whenever possible. Marketing, UX/UI and animation are her favourite areas of design, though she hopes to experiment with new methods of designing in the future.



Angela Brown Carter RGD, London

Angela is a multidisciplinary designer with an aptitude for the written word. She began her career after studying graphic design at Georgian College and broadened her skill set with a degree in literature from the University of Toronto. She currently works at Entro Communications, where she leverages her unique abilities and breadth of experience to contribute to thoughtful and inspirational design solutions across project sectors.




Nicole Duncan RGD, Kingston

Nicole is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with 10 years experience in a range of areas in the industry. She collaborates with clients and agencies on original, persuasive and intelligent solutions that connect to consumers. 





Magued Hanna RGD, Newmarket

Magued is a creative leader with over 20 years of strategic, management, and hands-on expertise across media and industries–from fintech and real estate to high tech and automotive. As one of only a handful of UX Master certified professionals in Canada, he has a deep understanding of UX for web and mobile, as well as a passion for accessibility. He also knows what it takes to grow a successful design team from the ground up–and how to foster collaboration, innovation, and excellence in cross-functional teams. 



Dave Malarenko RGD, Oshawa

Dave is a multidisciplinary designer with almost a decade of experience in various roles in-house and agency side, that experience has allowed him to work with global and local companies to understand and solve for the unique problems that each face. Dave is passionate about understanding the needs and desires of others, continuously learning and sharing what he's learned, and the intersection of technology and design. He has graduated from–and subsequently taught for 2 years in–Durham College's Graphic Design course.




Jaimie Pullinger RGD, Toronto

Jaimie is a Graphic Designer with over 10 years of experience working in a variety of disciplines with both large and small-scale clients. With a Bachelor of Design from YSDN, she maintains an interdisciplinary approach to her work, aiming to unite creativity, clarity and function in each project.




Andres Ramirez Provisional RGD, London

Andres is an In-House Graphic Designer at InnoSoft Canada Inc. He practices a diversity of design ranging from email campaigns and coding landing pages to animating user interfaces and illustration. He is a Graphic Design graduate from Fanshawe College and is a member of their Program Advisory Committee where he advises the College concerning the development, currency, and community acceptance of its programs.

Alexandra Vranjesevic RGD, Aurora
Alexandra (Alex) is a graduate of the Seneca College Digital Media Arts program. After graduation, she joined medical manufacturing company, Thermor Ltd, where she is now Graphics Department Manager. As the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, Alex re-committed herself to use high graphic design standards to support consumer safety through clear communication for the creation of accessible and usable products.