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
The request for designs for Verney water tower repainting was recently brought to the Association's attention by RGD Members in Guelph.
- The request for design submissions to represent the City of Oshawa's cultural events was recently brought to the Association's attention by an RGD Member.
- In response to the recent contest hosted by the Canadian Mint, RGD has contacted the Director of Communications to call attention to the issues with organizing a public contest and to highlight the importance and benefits of hiring professional desig...
- 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...
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