Stüssy Tschudin RGD, Toronto
Chair of the Finance Committee
Member of the Certification, Communications, Ethics & Programs Committees
Born and raised in Switzerland, Stüssy originally was a Swiss banker by day and graffiti artist by night. He soon realized that his passion for the creative needed to be nourished and decided to go back to school to become a graphic designer.
Stüssy is a graduate of Humber’s Advertising and Design program, a former Senior Design Director at Haughton Brazeau, and a founding principal of Forge Media + Design.
His background in art and finance helps bridge the gap between design and business at Forge, as well as giving him the insight needed to contribute as a valuable member on the RGD Board. Stüssy believes that designers need to establish themselves, more and more, as fully realized professionals and not solely focusing on the creative endeavour alone.
Stüssy represents the RGD to the business community, government organizations, media, other professional organizations and within the design industry as a professional, a creative mind as well as a well-rounded business person. His personal goal is to aid the RGD's continued growth in Ontario and beyond.
Bob Hambly RGD, Toronto
Chair of the Communications and Design Committees.
Bob is the creative director of Hambly & Woolley Inc., a Toronto-based, multi-disciplinary graphic design firm he co-founded with his partner, Barbara Woolley. Over the past 27 years, the firm has received over 350 national and international design awards.
His creative mind is always at work at Hambly & Woolley, where clients benefit from his fresh perspective, eye for detail and knack for personal service. Bob lectures frequently on design and design-related topics to varied institutions, associations and organizations.
Brent is principal and co-founder of Fusion Design Group. Fusion is a creative studio focused on corporate communications and visual identity for organizations of all sizes.
Brent is a firm believer in asking “why” in the pursuit of creating design solutions that will work for his clients. And that “fun” should always be an integral part of the creative process.
Megan is the founding principal and creative director of Field Design Office and a design educator in Toronto. Partnering with clients in entertainment, arts, hospitality and corporate sectors, she specializes in creative direction and design spanning branding, packaging, film titling, wayfinding and exhibition design–most notably for Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh on The Happy Show in Toronto.
Previously, Megan worked as a designer at Bruce Mau Design, Art Director, EMI Music Canada and Design Professor, Art & Art History at University of Toronto / Sheridan, where she continues to teach. Additionally, Megan chairs RGD's Education Committee and serves on the Certification Evaluation Committee.
- Wendy Millard RGD, Kingston
Wendy is the Design Manager at Empire Life and has an extensive background with in-house design management. With over 18 years of experience, she’s led several design rebrands in the technology and financial services sectors.She is a graduate, advisory board member and mentor for St. Lawrence College Graphic Design Program. Wendy’s formula for successful in-house design is to deliver high quality, award-winning work AND exceptional partnership with internal stakeholders. Wendy serves as Chair of RGD's PR Committee.
Donna Braggins RGD, Toronto
Donna is Associate Dean at Sheridan College, in the faculty of Animation, Arts and Design. She has previously served as art director of Maclean’s and Canadian Business and president of the National Magazine Awards Foundation. Her work has won widespread recognition, with many national and international awards.
Alison Garnett RGD, Toronto
Alison is a creative director with over 20 years of global and national design, advertising and digital. Through the course of her award-winning career, Alison’s work has spanned various industries including automotive, retail, consumer-packaged goods, professional services, telecommunications and not-for-profit.She is a Partner at the Toronto-based creative studio, Field Trip & Co.
Jesse Gibb RGD, London
After a 12 year stint running a solo design shop, Jesse signed on as Art Director at the small but mighty Carve. There, he has been an integral player in the development of brand identities for a range of clients. Whether it’s a hotdog cart or a growing credit union, he relishes the challenge that comes with learning the specifics of a client’s business, assessing its needs, and that buzz that always comes with finding the right design solution.
Nicola Hamilton RGD, Toronto
Nicola is an art director at Studio Wyse, a firm focused on serving up story-driven editorial design. She is a graduate of Humber's Graphic Design program, a former Deputy Art Director at Chatelaine, a former Associate Art Director at The Grid and a total magazine nerd. Nicola has been co-chair of RGD's Provisional Committee since June 2015, where she focused on increasing engagement through events (Designers + Drinks + Discussions) and online resources (Ask An RGD video series).
Norm has 25 years of experience in creating strategies to execute branding and publication design for many of Canada’s small independent to large multi-title publishers and countless entrepreneurial, professional and non-profit clients with their design and communications opportunities. Norm serves on RGD's PR Committee.
Laura Sellors RGD, Toronto
Laura benefits from a diverse portfolio of expertise in marketing communications and has a proven track record of 10+ years leading creative and design based teams/projects.She is currently Managing Director, Business Development at Entro, a multidisciplinary design firm that sits at the intersection of branding and experiential graphics. Her focus is on ensuring the organization is poised for continued growth as well as shaping the international portfolio of work across key sectors such as cultural, transportation, corporate, civic, and commercial real estate. Prior to joining Entro, Laura was Managing Director at Crescent, a communications design firm serving the non-profit sector.
Laura holds an Honours BAA and certificate in Design Management from Ryerson University. She earned her RGD designation in 2011 presenting a rich portfolio of work in identity, print communication, website and app design and development. She has participated in mentorship programs through the Women in Leadership network and is on the Advisory committee for the School of Media Studies at Humber College, participating most recently in the review and endorsement of the proposed Bachelor of Design and Certificate in User Experience Design programs.
Saskia van Kampen RGD, Toronto
Saskia is an Assistant Professor at OCAD University, is a practicing graphic designer, artist and researcher.Currently her theoretical and empirical research focuses on methods for nurturing intuition and tacit knowledge in undergraduate design students through experiential, transformative, and Writing in the Disciplines learning theories. Her personal design projects focus on the intersection of design and craft, and involves a cross-pollination between various disciplines including painting, printmaking, typography, and sewing. Presently she is using stitching to explore different techniques of disrupting design conventions, and to inform the practice-based approach of her teaching methodology. Saskia sits on RGD's Education Committee.
- Jordan is an enthusiastic, friendly, driven and detail-oriented graphic designer. His analytical approach and near-unhealthy obsession with changing the status quo has allowed him to continuously improve his skills as a designer and problem-solver. Still in the infancy stages of his career, he is a final-year Graphic Design student at Humber College and is excited about the many new learning experiences and challenges ahead.
- Austin is a creative and designer who has been consistently working and looking for new opportunities in a wide range of industries. From collaborating with people in advertising and print shops to transportation and health, his goal is to always produce exceptional work that reflects a company's endeavours and audience interests. Austin is currently freelancing, but searching to become part of an agency/studio team. He recently graduated from Humber College with an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design.