Created in 2016, the Toronto Library Passport is a companion notebook to visiting all 100 branches in Toronto. The Passport was born after I posted mockups of the idea to social media and people started asking where they could get one. Since then, I have sold over 1,000 Passports and the project has been featured in the National Post, CTV News, Mental Floss, BlogTO, and the Atlantic's CityLab. Each Passport sold includes a $3 donation to the Toronto Public Library Foundation.
Noah Ortmann RGD
June 21, 2018
Areas of SpecialtyBranding, Creative Direction, Web Design
Other CapabilitiesCorporate Communications, Illustration, Strategy, UI Design, Web Development
Interested in FreelanceYes
Company descriptionNoah Ortmann Design initiates its own creative projects and collaborates with clients.
Why am I an RGD?The RGD is a centre-point for designers. They help you stand in a more confident position as a designer, especially when you're client-facing. It's valuable to have a trusted source backing you on issues like pricing, ethics and accessibility. The RGD is a great way to stay current in an industry that moves quickly. Attending events like DesignThinkers or watching RGD Webinars are ways I keep inspired and learning.
What is my most memorable RGD moment?Leading a group of Student/Provisional RGD Members in the Designathon stands out to me. Having the opportunity to lead a group of designers over the course of the day was a unique experience. It was rewarding to see them come together under a very tight deadline to create a brand identity for a real client.
Why am I a designer?Design is the way I express myself, communicate, problem solve, and help others do the same.