Board of Directors
Officers
  • Stussy Tschudin RGD

    President

    Stüssy Tschudin RGD, Toronto

     

     

     

    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

  • Vice President, Communications

    Bob Hambly RGD, Toronto

     

     

     

    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 22 years, the firm has received over 350 national and international design awards.

    His creative mind is always at work at H&W, 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. 

     

  • Vice President, Education

    Karen Satok RGD, Toronto

     

     

     

    Karen is a principal at Sputnik Design Partners. In her 25 years as a designer, Karen has provided creative direction and design management for an impressive array of material.

    Her work includes strategic branding programs, annual reports, identities, book covers and websites for clients such as CTV, Canada Post, HOK, LCBO, Penguin Canada and Roots.

     

    Get in touch:
    Sputnik Design Partners

  • Vice President, Membership

    Brent Long RGD, Markham

     

     

     

    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.

  • Vice President, Ethics

    Julian Brown RGD, Toronto

     

     

     

    Julian is the designer and entrepreneur behind the motion design studio ON THE CHASE! In its first five years, OTC! has won international awards and collaborated with diverse clients ranging from high-profile non-profit MaRS to award-winning filmmaker Sarah Polley.

    Julian has been profiled in industry magazines Applied Arts and Design Edge as a rising young talent. He is a graduate of the York/Sheridan Design Degree program.

  • Treasurer

    Randal Boutilier RGD, Toronto

     

     

     

    Randal is founding principal of 12thirteen, a firm focused on serving the non-profit and performing arts sectors. Word-of-mouth promotion has grown his client list from small businesses and independent artists to York University and the Canadian Women’s Foundation.

  • Corporate Secretary

    Megan Oldfield RGD, Toronto

     

     

     

    Megan is founding principal of Field Design Office and Coolaide Design. Partnering with clients spanning entertainment, arts, hospitality and corporate sectors, she specializes in creative direction, branding, packaging, wayfinding, film titling and exhibition design.

    Previously she worked as a designer at Bruce Mau Design, Art Director at EMI Music Canada and Design Professor, Art and Art History; University of Toronto. Megan sits on the Education and Certification Evaluation Committees, and is running for her first term on the Board.

Directors
  • Donna Braggins RGD

    Director

    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.

  • Vanessa Eckstein RGD

    Director

    Vanessa Eckstein RGD, Toronto

     

     

    Having lived and worked in Buenos Aires, LA, NYC, Mexico City and Toronto, Vanessa brings an international perspective to her work. In 1998, she founded Blok Design, which has partnered with leading thinkers in the fields of architecture, film, industrial design and contemporary art to produce work for a range of clients, including Pepsi, Nike, the Miami Art Museum and Unicef.

  • Director

    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.

  • Director

    Tina Mackenzie RGD, Missisauga

     

     

     

    As Manager of Creative Services for the City of Mississauga, Tina leads an award-winning design team that delivers services for a multitude of projects and programs. She began her in-house career at Honeywell and Scotiabank.

    Her team provides a range of expertise and was honoured as the DesignThinkers 2012 Design Partner, the first time an in-house design team was given this opportunity.

  • Director

    Wendy Millard RGD, Kingston





    Wendy is the Design Manager at Empire Life and has an extensive background with in-house design manage- ment. 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.
  • Director

    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. Laura also sits on the PR Committee for RGD.
  • Director

    Jennifer Taback RGD, Sudbury

     

     

     

    Jennifer is founding Partner at Design de Plume, a firm in Sudbury. She is heavily involved in the Sudbury Design Society as a past VP and current Treasurer. She graduated from Cambrian College’s Graphic Design program and has a degree in Communication from Laurentian University.

    Currently she sits on RGD’s Certification Evaluation and Public Relations Committees.
Ex Officio Directors
  • Christina Dery

    Director ex officio

    Christina Dery Provisional RGD, Toronto

     

     

     

    Christina is a creative thinker with a research based approach to any problem. She loves to explore, play and experiment with various mediums through cross-disciplinary topics and works mostly in print but also has digital design experience. At Mondelez Canada, Christina works with tasty, beloved brands from the cookie and candy aisles - Cadbury, Maynards and Oreo, to name a few.

    Previously, Christina worked at Lime Advertising as an Art Director working with clients such as Carlsberg Canada. She graduated from OCAD University with a Bachelor of Design.
  • Director ex officio

    Brian Kall Student RGD, Toronto

     

    Brian is a 3rd year student in York University and Sheridan College’s Bachelor of Design program. His interests include typography and editorial design and his favourite designers are James Victore, Jessica Hische and Patrick Clair.

     

     

    "I got involved with the RGD to join a professional association and network of designers and because I think accreditation within design is important. When I graduate I want to contribute to the profession by making work that is as visually engaging as it is meaningful - although I'm not entirely sure what medium that will be in yet. I want to be on the Student Committee to help promote the RGD and its events to design students. Ideally this would involve increasing student membership numbers as well as getting more students out to events. I’d like to organize some events that provide an opportunity for design students from different programs to meet and perhaps work together, to build some camaraderie between programs. I want to help ensure Student RGD Membership continues to be a worthwhile and enjoyable experience.