RGD advocates best practices for both graphic designers and their clients. Our primary focus is on fighting spec work and crowdsourcing of design; promoting accessible design best practices; and providing best practices in the areas of salaries and billing practices, pro bono work and internships. If you have questions about RGD's advocacy efforts or would like the Association's assistance responding to a request for spec, please email Executive Director, Hilary Ashworth, at
- Following outreach and consultation from the RGD, Acadia University has amended their speculative logo contest to an RFP process that is in line with industry best practices.
President's Message | July 7, 2021
The National Gallery of Canada unveiled a shiny, new visual identity last month. It’s based on a new strategic direction that aims to decolonize the institution and can be summarized using a single Anishinaabemo...
As part of its efforts to advocate against spec work, RGD's Ethics Committee has created a document for organizations and companies that want to organize a contest for design work.
RGD was recently informed by an RGD Member of an RFP from the Canadian Red Cross with a spec component.
- 24/02/2017RGD was recently consulted by Members in two situations where major Canadian organizations requested original creative as part of an RFP process for the design of their annual reports.
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