Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2015 - 2019 Annual Poster and Theme Design
Mel Sutjiadi RGD
ArtOverMatter Creative Inc.
Founder / Creative Director / UX/UI Designer / Illustrator
May 16, 2019
Areas of SpecialtyBranding, Information Design, Print Promotion
Other CapabilitiesBook Design, Branding, Corporate Communications, Digital Marketing, Illustration, Information Design, Mobile/Apps, Motion Graphics, Packaging, Print Promotion, Publication, Signage/Wayfinding, Typography, Web
Interested in FreelanceYes
Availability for freelance work
Recently relocated to Calgary, Alberta with partners located in Vancouver and Toronto. Available for collaborations. Interested in community-based projects with social good, social justice, diversity and inclusion in mind.
Company descriptionArtOverMatter Creative 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 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 Design Thinkers 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 me because I'm a designer that gives a damn. I believe in using my 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? Check out some of my work at artovermatter.com
Where do I see myself in 5 years?Bursting at the seams of creativity as a collective with collaborators all around the world, 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: email@example.com.
Contributions to RGD in 2018RGD Ethics Committee
RGD Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Design Thinkers 2020 RT Discussion Sessions