h. leonard wyma RGD
March 4, 2013
74 Ebenezer Street East
P.O. Box 531
416 486 7335
Areas of SpecialtyBook Design, Corporate Communications, Signage/Wayfinding
Other CapabilitiesBranding, Illustration, Information Design
Client SpecialtyArts & Culture, Financial Services, Professional Services
Interested in FreelanceYes
Availability for freelance work
Yes, but remotely by project (unless in Chatham area)
Company descriptioncuriouser & curiouser:
22 years or graphic, exhibit, environmental graphic, and wayfinding design for cultural, corporate, governmental, and not-for-profit clients; large and small, local and international.
Why am I an RGD?Being RGD offers me pride in my profession and a voice in a larger whole. As a gateway to a community of like-minded individuals, it constantly inspires and rewards -- creatively and professionally.
What is my most memorable RGD moment?Being a student board member during the run up to accreditation, the day the Government of Ontario officially recognized the RGD ranks right up there. But truthfully, I find just about every RGD event memorable. Case in point, the Future by Design series just this week. But if I had to pick one, It would be the Typographic Exposition all the way back in 1996. It proved the RGD could (and would) always dream big.
Why am I a designer?Looking back, my life has been filled with instances that could have led to no other inevitability. I've always had an interest in communicating ideas visually, whether I always knew it or not. But it probably started with my Dad's sign painting and lettering books when I was young.
Why should you hire me?A calm, even-tempered attitude that's rarely ruffled. A devilishly sly wit. A drive to over-achieve. And design chops to boot.
Where do I see myself in 5 years?Still doing work I enjoy for appreciative clients.
Contributions to RGD in 2018- Reviewer of Student Portfolios