We worked with the North Bay and Parry Sound District’s Healthy Living Team on creating a guide that would inspire Aboriginal youth to stay active and eat healthy during the winter season. Custom illustrations and a playful layout make the book easy and fun to read, while learning important safety information specifically important to First Nation communities.
Melissa Deschenes RGD
Design de Plume
Principal Designer
Member since
April 15, 2014
265 Larch Street
P3B 1M2
705 222 5740
Other Capabilities
Book Design, Branding, Illustration, Information Design, Packaging, Photography, Signage/Wayfinding, Web
Client Specialty
Financial Services, Healthcare, Non-profit, Retail
Languages Covered
English, French
Company description
We’re an Aboriginally owned, Sudbury-based, independent graphic design firm run by passionate, forward thinking designers. When we’re not working on projects and handling requests, you can usually find us out and about at local events and supporting community initiatives.
Why am I an RGD?
I stand for all the values that RGD promotes. I also believe my designation helps my professional career on so many levels.
What is my most memorable RGD moment?
Seeing my name for the first time as a Design Thinkers Master a few years back.
Why am I a designer?
It's my calling! I've always been a pretty creative person but I'm also pretty business oriented. Starting a design firm with my partners just felt so natural.

Being a graphic design educator for a number of years along with being captain and coach of my local sports team has taught me how to be a good leader. Not only am I a designer but I manage projects and work with our team to keep things relevant, on track and in the clients best interest.
Why should you hire me?
Our studio takes pride in being a full service design business. In each of my portfolio pieces custom photography and illustrations were created. Our team does everything in house to provide top quality design work to our clients.
Contributions to RGD in 2018
Contributed to article on internships
- Portfolio Reviewer