Calgary Pride 30th Anniversary branding and merchandise design, including custom hats, enamel pins, t-shirt and beer can design in collaboration with Village Brewery, Calgary.
Mel Sutjiadi RGD
ArtOverMatter Creative Inc.
they/them
2SLGBTQIA+, BIPOC, Living with a Mental Illness, Non-binary
Founder / Creative Director / UX/UI Designer / Illustrator
Member since
May 16, 2019
Calgary
AB
Canada
Areas of Specialty
Acccessible Design, Branding, Corporate Communications
Other Capabilities
Acccessible Design, Advertising, Art Direction, Book Design, Branding, Brand Strategy, Creative Direction, Corporate Communications, Design Education, Design Management, Digital Marketing, Editorial Design, Illustration, Information Design, Marketing, Motion Design, Packaging, Signage/Wayfinding, Strategy, Systems Design, Typography, UI Design, UX Design, Video, Web Design, Web Development
Languages Covered
English
Interested in Freelance
Yes
Availability for freelance work
Recently relocated to Calgary, Alberta with partners located in Vancouver and Montreal. Available for collaborations. Interested in community-based projects with social good, social justice, diversity and inclusion in mind.
Company description
ArtOverMatter Creative Inc. is an unapologetic, inclusive, social-focused creative collective founded in 2007. Through collaborations and teamwork, we offer custom creative solutions to social enterprises, local businesses, universities, startups and non-profit organizations in our communities. Our services include corporate and campaign branding, art direction, communications design, publication design, user experience and interface design, marketing collaterals design, website design and development. We also provide training and web maintenance support to our clients.
Why am I an RGD?
I'm an RGD member because I believe we are stronger together. I care about ethics and accessibility. Design for everyone, the right way. I respect all that RGD values and after 15+ years of being in the industry, it's nice to be recognized and accredited for it. I see being certified under RGD as an opportunity to keep growing as a designer and a business, to continue to learn from others, and to give back to the community.
What is my most memorable RGD moment?
Going to the DesignThinkers Vancouver conference for the first time this year has been a phenomenal experience. I learned a lot about the industry – where it has been and where we are going. I learned a lot from others' stories and experiences - emphasizing the importance of diversity and inclusion in our work and teams we work with.
Why am I a designer?
I think Design is in everything. Good design allows us to breathe, explore, experience and grow freely. Good design makes our lives and others' around us easier. Good design is for everyone. Good design makes a difference.

I'm a designer because I love solving problems with design.
Why should you hire me?
You should hire us because we are designers that give a damn. We believe in using our creative powers for social good. I love working with and for others, I find ways to make things work, and I can't do anything halfway – so why not?
Where do I see myself in 5 years?
Bursting at the seams of creativity as a collective with collaborators all around North America, making a difference one design at a time. We are looking for more collaborators to create amazing and impactful work together in our communities. Interested? Have a project in mind? Let's talk: mel@artovermatter.com.
Contributions to RGD
Member of the former Ethics Committee

Member of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee

RGD DesignThinkers 2020 Roundtable Lead for "Designing for Diversity and Inclusion" and "Designing for Social Good"

Designer of the 2021 Certification Sticker