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
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 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 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.
Megan Oldfield RGD, Toronto
Megan is founding principal of Field Design Office. 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. In addition to Chairing the Education Committee, Megan serves as a Certification Portfolio Evaluator.
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.In addition to Chairing RGD's Ethics Committee, Jennifer serves as a Certification Portfolio Evaluator.
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.
- 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.
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.
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 Lourenco RGD, Toronto
Norm is Creative Director and founder of K9 strategy+design. 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.
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 sits on RGD's PR Committee.
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.
Heather Angell Provisional RGD, TorontoHeather is a graphic designer with a diverse work history. She combines her design education with past experience to create unique and viable solutions for clients including, The Canadian Museum of Human Rights, BMO, private healthcare provider Medcan, large Toronto real estate developers, and creative agency Namara Represents. She currently works as a graphic designer at Forge Media + Design. She holds an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design from Seneca College and B.A. in Mass Communications from The Ohio State University.
Andres Garzon Student RGD, LondonAndres is an emerging design student and illustrator from London, Ontario. Coming from a visual arts background, he is consistently inspired by the work of great artists and visual communicators that shape the design landscape we see today. A recent graduate of Fanshawe College’s Graphic Design program and a new member to RGD, Andres is excited about creating content, diversifying his portfolio, and giving back to the community of designers that has helped him flourish.