Repeat DesignThinkers Attendees share what they are looking forward to at DesignThinkers 2022 in Vancouver

Those who have attended DesignThinkers multiple times share what brings them back year after year and what they are looking forward to at our 2022 Vancouver Conference taking place May 31 and June 1.  


Vida Jurcic RGD

Partner, Hangar 18 Design Continuum

Vancouver, BC

"This year’s DesignThinkers Conference is very special with the theme "defy". By coming out to this gathering of design-driven, like-minded individuals, I am defying the norm of the last two COVID-ruled years of my life. There is nothing as eloquent as the expressive language of the human body and I’m looking forward to being in the same room as those who will be defying, challenging, re-thinking and re-inventing the way we solve problems facing us today and to design a better future."

Elyse Maxwell RGD

RGD Board Member and Senior Graphic Designer & Project Manager, Patch Design

St Catharines, ON

"DesignThinkers has been the highlight of my creative year since I began attending in 2008. Although I wish I could be there in person to reconnect with fellow Members, the streaming pass means that I won't have to miss out on the fantastic lineup of the 2022 Vancouver Speakers. I'm especially looking forward to Sagi Haviv's discussion of how a good logo can defy time, Gemma O'Brien's talk on murals & meaning and Tom Froese's topic of finding the work you're good at."

April San Juan RGD

Colour Time Printing + Digital Imaging

Vancouver, BC

"This year at DesignThinkers, I am looking forward to another two brilliantly immersive days of inspiring sessions and roundtables on all things design. I always enjoy listening to and learning from some of the most remarkable designers in our field as they share their experiences, their savoir-faire and how they thrive in a profession as dynamic as ours."



Patrick Foster RGD

Professor, Vancouver Island University

Nanaimo, BC

"I am excited about seeing everyone again in person, although that comes with a little anxiety too. I tend to not read too much about the conference in advance. I learn more and have a better time if I am surprised by the day’s events and by what each individual speaker brings to their talk. I am always excited and recharged after DesignThinkers and I don’t expect this year to be very different.

Roberto Carreiro RGD

Founder, Razor Creative Solutions Inc.

Brampton, ON

"As always, the RGD continues to build on the design momentum. Since the beginning, DesignThinkers has inspired and motivated our team to be more. All the learnings we take back from the conference help us give back to our audience using an intelligent, communicative design approach that makes a difference for our clients and our community."

Cari Bird

Manager, Creative, Capilano University

Vancouver, BC

"As usual, there is a very impressive line-up of presenters, which I’m looking forward to, but what I’m even more excited for this year is the return to in-person connection with industry and my design peers!"


Daniel Asel

Creative Director, Kidzsmart Communications

Vancouver, BC

"I’ve attended the DesignThinkers Conference for the past four years and have always come away with valuable insights that aide in my design leadership. Additionally, meeting with other design professionals has helped immensely with my approach to design as a business."

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DesignThinkers Toronto is scheduled to take place on October 27 & 28.  Registration opens in the first week of June. Stay tuned!