By Patrick Blagits Dona Provisional RGD, Niagara College, Niagara Falls, ON
Award sponsored by Domtar
Created as a part of a school project, this simple yet effective stamp design and First Day Cover represent Canada and were to be issued by Canada Post.
- Virtual Pride Event Posters by Bao Anh (Felix) Nguyen Student RGD, George Brown College, Toronto, ON
- ADHD Handbook by Alex Blechta Provisional RGD, York University/Sheridan College, Toronto/Oakville, ON
- Music Notes Design Thesis by David Ho Sang Provisional RGD, George Brown College, Toronto, ON
- The Peace of the Wild Things Poster by Chloe Lapierre, Georgian College, Barrie, ON
Gillian Goldie RGD
Kelly Hartman, Creative Director, Graphic Designer, CGD
Kelly is incredibly passionate about design and typography but always when it aligns with a strong strategy. Her portfolio ranges from brand work to an extensive editorial body of work. She currently has 54 design awards including AIGA, Applied Arts and Graphex, to name a few. She has been a frequent judge for the JUNOS Awards which supports her passion for music.
Susan Jones, Graphic Designer at Domtar in Fort Mill, SC
As a young girl, Susan decided on a career in art. Clemson University-bound, she trained in photography and ceramics but then redirected her creative skills to graphic design. She received a BFA degree at Clemson and gained experience designing for a variety of industries, from trading cards and publication design to television network promotion where she gained experience in motion design. Susan is now using her multi-faceted skills to promote the Domtar paper brands and facilitate new marketing strategies.
Capucine Labarthe, Lead Designer at Wedge in Montreal
Originally from Montreal, Capucine is an award-winning Art Director and Graphic Designer based in Berlin. In addition to her work at Wedge, she is Design Director and co-owner of Atelier Éditions, an independent publishing house. Specializing in branding and editorial design, she creates thoughtfully-crafted visual solutions across all mediums through strong use of typography and a keen eye for details.
Gigi Lau RGD, Art Director at Harlequin Trade Publishing, a division of HarperCollins Canada in Toronto, ON
For over 15 years, Gigi has created compelling book covers for best-selling, emerging and debut authors. Books that she designed and art directed have hit The New York Times bestseller list and been recognized with national and international awards. She is committed to seeking out diverse talent and passionate about visual story-telling. Gigi sits on the RGD’s Certification Portfolio Evaluation Committee.