Adam Rallo RGD
Catalyst Workshop Inc.
Creative Director & Principal
September 1, 2001
1603 Bathurst Street
Areas of SpecialtyBranding, Typography, Web
Other CapabilitiesBook Design, Branding, Corporate Communications, Digital Marketing, Information Design, Mobile/Apps, Print Promotion, Publication, Signage/Wayfinding, Typography, Web
Client SpecialtyArts & Culture, Consumer Goods, Entertainment, Financial Services, Food, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Non-profit, Professional Services, Retail, Technology
Languages CoveredEnglish, French, Other
Company descriptionCatalyst is a visual communication Design & Development firm. We provide the strategic, creative and technical expertise to help organizations realize their goals through user centred design. We are dedicated to accessibility and effectiveness in all our work, delivered with professional and responsive customer service.
Why am I an RGD?Adam currently teaches as part-time faculty in the York University / Sheridan College joint program in design where he has also served on the curriculum committee. He has previously taught at Humber College and served on the Senate at OCAD University. A proud Registered Graphic Designer (RGD) of Ontario, he is the Past President of the RGD Certification Board for Graphic Designers. In 2018 the RGD named him as the inaugural winner of the Canadian Design Educator of the Year award. The RGD has offered him invaluable support, resources, and opportunities to help him continuously better himself as both a designer and educator.
What is my most memorable RGD moment?Speaking at DesignThinkers in Toronto 2015.
Why am I a designer?A vocal proponent of accessible and inclusive user-centric design, Adam is passionate about creating positive social impact through the interaction of design, pedagogy, and technology. Working with blind web designers and developers, his research is focused on building a seminal body of knowledge and policy recommendations to increase the physical functional diversity of post-secondary design institutions.
Why should you hire me?Adam is a passionate design educator, and the Principal and founder of Catalyst Workshop, a Toronto based design & development consultancy. He is also an Inclusive Design scholar, currently completing his Masters of Design at OCAD University. As a designer, His diverse body of work has been awarded and presented in various publications, exhibitions and institutions across North America including Design Thinkers, IIDEX, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and the Vancouver Art Gallery. He is opinionated enough to have been invited as a professional speaker and writer on topics ranging from accessibility, design, education, inclusivity, entrepreneurship, and technology. Adam spends whatever free time he has left pursuing his obsession with music.