April San Juan RGD
Colour Time Printing + Digital Imaging
Manager, Marketing & Creative Services
May 21, 2021
1066 West Hastings Street
Areas of SpecialtyBranding, Marketing, Print Production
Other CapabilitiesBook Design, Editorial Design, Exhibit Design, Illustration, Packaging, Signage/Wayfinding, Typography, Web Design
Languages CoveredEnglish, Other
Why am I an RGD?I am an RGD because of the immense support and pride it gives me professionally.
The association provides a wealth of resources I couldn't possibly acquire all on my own — whether through the materials available as an RGD or through the annual DesignThinkers conference, which is a wonderful way to reacquaint oneself with the current affairs of graphic design, and learn how other designers in Canada and around the world do their work and do it well.
The support provided by the three designated letters should not be underestimated — it's small, but mighty.
To do good design is to be challenged daily — professionally and personally. To know that you have been vetted and are part of a professional organization dedicated to the welfare and betterment of graphic design, this is a privilege and a responsibility I am delighted to have.
What is my most memorable RGD moment?Aside from getting my RGD, it would definitely have to be watching Yah-Leng Yu at DesignThinkers 2019.
Halfway through her presentation, I realized that I had been following her work for years prior! I was actually seeing the person behind the designs I admired. It was a real OMG moment for me.