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
- RGD writes to CFL after organizers ask contestants to submit original design work without compensation for its Grey Cup Ticket Design Contest.
- 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.
On January 25, RGD attended a consultation meeting hosted by Toronto-area MP Adam Vaughan.
The interactive tool labeled Free, Fee or Flee? helps designers understand and address the various scenarios when they are asked to do work for free.
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