Register for Creative Directions 2022 to learn how to make the most of your creative talent

The RGD's annual Career Development Conference Creative Directions takes place virtually from February 14 to 18. 


Featuring streams for students & new grads, emerging professionals and mid to senior professionals, Creative Directions is designed to give graduates and design professionals at all experience levels the tools and tips for a successful career in the communication design industry.


“Creative Directions 2022 is a virtual conference covering the hottest topics every creative in every stage of their careers are craving to hear about! In addition to the latest trends and know-how's, we will be expanding on last event’s most popular money topics. Come join us in February and give your career the creative boost it needs in 2022!” says Tomomi Lo RGD, Member of the Creative Directions Steering Committee. 


The full-week event, taking place on the virtual platform PheedLoop, features two days of presentations and panels (February 15-16), two days of intimate roundtable discussions (February 14 and 17), a day featuring virtual studio tours and other activities (February 18) as well as virtual one-on-one portfolio reviews taking place throughout the week.


Concurrent sessions run in three streams each focused on addressing the challenges and concerns of designers at various stages in their careers. One stream focuses on the tools for embarking on a career in the design industry for students and recent graduates. Another focuses on designers mid-career who are exploring freelancing and starting their own businesses. And a third stream focuses on senior professionals who may be running design firms, managing employees and growing their businesses.


Attendees have the opportunity to attend two live keynote sessions; choose from twenty-four concurrent sessions; participate in three roundtable/AMA sessions or have up to three portfolio review sessions and receive a digital goodie bag with supplier discounts, special offers and valuable resources. Attendees also have access to session recordings for three months after the event.


Confirmed Speakers include:

• Brand Strategist Toni Brown

• Creative Business Consultant Emily Cohen on Positioning and Specialization

• Social Media Architect Tara Clark on How A Professional Social Media Presence Is Key For Landing Your Dream Role

• Business Coach Michael Janda on How To Change Your Pricing

• Founders of Mt. Freelance Aaron James & Andrew Dickson

• Educator & Podcaster Diana Varma on Gaining Confidence When You Don't *Feel* Confident


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Pricing (Register by Jan 24 to save.)


All Access Pass

RGDs / Affiliates: $150; Prov. RGDs / Jr Affiliates / Student RGDs: $95; Non-Members: $200

One-Day Pass

RGDs / Affiliates: $95 / Prov. RGDs / Jr Affiliates / Student RGDs: $75 / 

Non-Members: $125


Double up your conference pass with an RGD Membership:

All Access Pass + Affiliate Membership: $350

All Access Pass + Provisional RGD Membership (those with less than 8 years professional work experience): $195


Questions? Email Abdul Omar, Programs Coordinator, at .


The Creative Directions 2022 branding is developed by Meat Studio. Read about Meat Studio's design process and branding concept here.



RGD Steering Committee: Tomomi Lo RGD, Noah Ortmann RGD, Amelia Nash RGD and Daniela Buitrago Castelblanco Prov. RGD