As the senior staff person appointed by RGD’s Board of Directors, Hilary oversees the operation, administration and management of the Association.
Hilary establishes and manages all sources of funding for the organization including RGD’s extensive sponsorship program. She directs the Association’s overall strategy, direction, policies and programming with the guidance of the Board and working committees in the areas of communications, ethics, education and more.
Hilary spearheads RGD’s advocacy role, actively striving to improve standards and increase professionalism in the industry. Questions and concerns related to strategic direction and governance of the Association should be directed to Hilary.
Heidi oversees the Association's membership, operations and financial management.
Heidi is RGD’s primary contact for obtaining RGD Certification. She manages all aspects of the RGD's Certification process from the eligibility and application process to the portfolio presentation and providing results.
Heidi manages all RGD financial reporting and banking to ensure the Association remains in a healthy economic position and is using all of its resources as effectively and efficiently as possible.
She works closely with the Executive Director, RGD Board and the Membership Committee to develop and implement member growth strategies and policies for the administration of the organization. Questions related to membership and operations should be directed to Heidi.
A Registered Graphic Designer herself, Karin oversees the brand image of the Association and provides graphic design services in support of our operations and activities. She is responsible for the creative direction of RGD marketing, promotion, publications and communications.
Karin is also responsible for the design and management of RGD’s online presence including the RGD website, rgdexamboard.com, designthinkers.com and creativeearners.ca. Karin manages the pro bono participation of external designers on major initiatives such as DesignThinkers, CreativeEarners, the Social Good Design Awards and The Business of Graphic Design. Members seeking RGD identifier logos and sponsors submitting ads should contact Karin.
Abdul coordinates speaker participation and programming for Canada's largest annual graphic design conference, DesignThinkers, held in Vancouver in May and Toronto in October. Abdul coordinates the activities of RGD's Programs Committee and facilitates local programming initiatives such as documentary screenings and portfolio review events.
Questions related to our DesignThinkers Conferences should be directed to Abdul.
- Zaria is RGD’s primary contact for Provisional RGD & Affiliate Membership questions. If you are unsure of what category you are eligible for, Zaria is the person to contact.If you are already a member, Zaria helps with dues payments, as well as questions about member benefits, member listings, ‘members only’ online access, job postings, Goodlife Fitness membership and more.
Kim develops and shares information about RGD’s programs and services as well as the work and achievements of our Members across RGD's communications channels, including our email newsletter, website and social media. Kim also coordinates the activities of RGD's Communications Committee.
Members and related organizations are invited to contact Kim about sharing work, news and events with our audience.
Amanda is main contact for RGD's education programming including Student Membership, RGD's Volunteer Program, RGD Webinars and RGD's Student Awards Program. Amanda also coordinates the activities of RGD's Education Committee and various education-related programs and initiatives.
Contact Amanda if you are a student (or educator) and have questions related to Membership or any of our Student Programs or if you are a professional with questions about our Webinars or other professional development programming.
Rebecca works to engage RGD's Membership and the graphic design community as a whole through social media, local events and a variety of program and advocacy initiatives. Rebecca also coordinates the activities of RGD's Ethics Committee.
Contact Rebecca if you have questions about social media, local initiatives or RGD's advocacy against requests for spec and in support of industry best practices.