Stefan Canuel RGD
National Gallery of Canada
September 6, 2016
380 Sussex Drive
Areas of SpecialtyBook Design, Print Promotion, Publication
Other CapabilitiesBranding, Corporate Communications, Digital Marketing, Packaging, Signage/Wayfinding
Languages CoveredEnglish, French
Interested in FreelanceYes
Why am I an RGD?The RGD supports and promotes the Canadian design community. It represents the best interests of the design profession by keeping us informed and connected. RGD is our voice.
I believe in the power of community. The design industry has benefited from this sense of community and will continue to do so. As a member, I have a vested interest in our industry’s success. It’s great to be involved in the community that shares my commitment to excellence in design. Design has the potential to make positive change.
Why am I a designer?My love for fine art and my interest in pop culture is longstanding. Growing up with a fascination for the visual arts and discovering commercial art while studying fine arts at university made me realize that becoming a designer was my true purpose. Design is part of me. It is what I am most passionate about.
I’m a designer because I find value in what I do. Design is a balance between problem-solving, strategy, logic and creativity. This makes design a profession with endless possibilities. I am constantly innovating, learning and exploring new ideas. Experimenting with different forms of design, I’ve been fortunate to work on several types of projects in a variety of media.
Art and design is a big part of my life, and one can’t come without the other. I am grateful that I can work in this field.