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
Founder / CCO
May 16, 2019
Areas of SpecialtyAcccessible Design, Branding, Creative Direction
Other CapabilitiesAcccessible Design, Art Direction, Book Design, Branding, Brand Strategy, Creative Direction, Corporate Communications, Design Education, Design Management, Editorial Design, Exhibit Design, Illustration, Information Design, Motion Design, Packaging, Signage/Wayfinding, Strategy, Systems Design, UI Design, UX Design, Video, Web Design, Web Development
2SLGBTQIA+, BIPOC, Disabled/Living with a Disability, Living with a Mental Illness
Languages CoveredEnglish, French
Interested in FreelanceYes
Availability for freelance work
Currently based in Calgary, Alberta with team members located in Vancouver and Montreal. Available for collaborations. Interested in community-based projects with social good, social justice, diversity and inclusion in mind.
Company descriptionARToverMATTER is a passionate creative studio who partner with purpose-driven organizations and change-makers in making an impact in their communities. We work alongside a diverse group of talented collaborators from all disciplines to bring you innovative digital and print solutions that fit your organization’s needs and budget. We can help you make an impact, with purpose and style.
Our team of collaborators proudly represents rebels, allies, feminists, immigrants, human-rights and mental-health advocates, climate-change and sustainability champions, members of the 2SLGBTQQIA+, BIPOC, and other marginalized communities.
Why am I an RGD?I'm an RGD member because I believe we are stronger together. I care about inclusion 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: email@example.com.
Contributions to RGD– Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member
– RGD BIPOC Designers Virtual Community Co-lead
– RGD Open Dialogue Campaign
– RGD 2021 Certification Sticker
– RGD DesignThinkers 2020 Roundtable Lead for "Designing for Diversity and Inclusion" and "Designing for Social Good."
– RGD Ethics Committee (retired)