RGD Creative Earners Webinar: Business Owners talk money

Moderated by Julian Brown RGD




The 2022 Salary Survey results are in! Join Julian in discussion with other independent and small business owners on the ups and downs of the 2021/2022 Creative Earners Report. Where does your income fit? Are you charging enough? Or too much? Can one webinar possibly answer all your burning money questions? Probably not. But darn it, we can try.


Moderated by:

Julian Brown RGD

Julian is ON THE CHASE! He creates ‘motion-first’ brands and content for smart clients (Cineplex, University of Toronto, World Wildlife Fund). His motion design and branding projects have been awarded by Graphis, The Webbys, Adobe and many more. Julian is a speaker on motion design, running a solo studio and, sometimes, telling people why their offices f*cking suck. Julian is a York/Sheridan Toronto alumni, a world traveller, and, this one time, he starred alongside his dog in a TV ad for pet food. It was adorable. He chairs the Design Committee and assists with RGD communications.




Amanda DeVries RGD, Creative Director, Owner of Eye Candy Design

Amanda has been a brand consultant and graphic designer for 15 years, specializing in branding and packaging for food & beverage companies through her company Eye Candy Design. She spent 10 years in Ottawa, where governmental agencies kept her busy but not terribly inspired. Moving to Southwestern Ontario in 2009 presented her with the opportunity to work directly with business owners. She is also Vice Chair of the RGD's Diversity & Inclusion Committee and a member of the board.


Greg Dubeau RGD, Freelance Graphic Designer

Greg is a freelance graphic designer who has lived and worked across Canada from coast to coast. He runs a small multidisciplinary design studio in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he collaborates with agencies, organizations, and entrepreneurs to make their businesses look and work a little bit better than they did yesterday.


Alison Garnett RGD, Founder & Creative Director, Field Trip & Co

Alison is a Toronto-based creative director with over 20 years of global and national design, advertising and digital experience. Through the course of her award-winning career, her work has spanned various industries including automotive, retail, consumer-packaged goods, professional services, telecommunications and not-for-profit. A graduate of both Sheridan College (New Media) and OCAD (Fine Arts, Drawing and Painting), she was a creative director at SapientRazorfish (formerly SapientNitro) where she worked with brands including Chrysler, Porter Airlines, Loblaw and Cadillac Fairview. She launched the creative studio Field Trip & Co in 2017. 



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