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
- In an email explaining the Association's Rules of Professional Conduct, which prohibit RGDs from participating in contests requesting speculative work, RGD urged Fire & Ash Publishers to cancel their competition and instead issue a Request For Propos...
- President of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers, Stüssy Tschudin RGD addresses the Canadian government's student design contest calling for speculative work to be submitted for the nation's 150th anniversary logo.
In a case that proves the effectiveness of one individual with the backing of a credible organization, CanoeKayak Canada immediately revises their RFP and hosts an ethical and successful bidding process.