Ethics Committee Members
  • Jennifer Taback RGD, Sudbury

    Partner, Design de Plume

    Vice President, Ethics & Committee Chair

    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.
  • Evelyn Csiszar RGD, Toronto

    Owner, Evi Designs
    Evelyn is the lead designer and owner of Evi Designs. She has over 8 years of professional experience and a 4-year Bachelor’s Degree in Design from York University. Evi Designs is a collaborative digital design studio based in downtown Toronto with a primary focus in UX/UI design. The studio specializes in providing design services to organizations who serve the healthcare, education, and science innovation industries, fueled by a passion to design digital products that improve, facilitate and enhance the lives of the people that use them.
  • Nicholas Di Cuia RGD, Toronto

    Managing Principal, Ferrand Communications, Inc.
    Nicholas has been in the advertising and design industry for over 20 years, having served on both agency and client side. He’s worked on many high-profile accounts—B2B & B2C—in various sectors, including technology, retail, non-profit, education, government, entertainment and publishing. Some accounts he’s led include Apple, HP, IBM, Adobe, Pusateri's, York Region and Tuxedo Junction. He has proudly led his teams to win numerous local and international awards. He is a graduate of Ryerson University - Marketing; Seneca College - Graphic Design; and the Institute of Communication Agencies - Integrated Marketing Communications & Branding.
  • John Furneaux RGD, Toronto

    Principal, Projektor Brand Image

    For 25 years, John has developed brand programs and communications for a wide range of North American organizations – from entrepreneurial start-ups to global leaders. Prior to founding Projektor, John held executive creative leadership positions at a number of Canada’s premier design consultancies including Identica, karacters design group and Ove Brand|Design. John is a Past President of RGD and is an active speaker and contributor in the Canadian design industry.

  • Rod Nash RGD, Vineland

    Creative Director, Nash & Nash Ltd. 

    Rod experienced the thrill successful communication design can bring early in his career in Australia. A newspaper ad he worked on attracted so many buyers to a store, it created gridlock in downtown Melbourne… and a passion for results-driven-design in Rod. At J. Walter Thompson in Melbourne, Rod and agency colleagues convinced a national advertiser to integrate collateral with the advertising. What now seems an obvious design strategy was new for large ad agencies at that time. The resulting increased sales changed that.

    He continued this design approach as an art director at Lawrence Wolf Inc., Buffalo, N.Y. with clients that included Kodak, Bausch & Lomb, & leading NY pharmaceutical companies. Later he helped open the Toronto office of Wolf, becoming a creative director. Accounts: Sunbeam, Canon, Volkswagen, and Esso.
    Over the decades with Nash and Nash Ltd, Rod has continued to promote effective design.
    As one of RGD's founders Rod's communications and promotions helped with the founders' efforts to move The RGD Act through the Ontario Legislature. After The Act was approved Rod became a V.P. on the first RGD Board of Directors. Along with his current position as President of the RGD Examination Board he is an active advisor to the RGD Board. Rod is also a Director of the Design Industry Advisory Committee (DIAC) where he represents Ontario's graphic designers.

  • Ashley Smithers RGD, Toronto

    Creative Director, InvisibleSherpa
  • Stüssy Tschudin RGD, Toronto

    Founding Principal, Forge Media + Design

    Stüssy is a founding principal of Forge Media + Design. Born and raised in Switzerland, he originally was a Swiss banker by day and a graffiti artist by night. He soon realized that his passion for the creative needed to be nourished more and decided to go back to school to become a graphic designer. Stüssy's roles range from creative direction, to quality assurance, to managing various client accounts such as Apple.