Future By Design WEST: The Future of Design Tools

Attend a FREE live screening and interactive discussion of 'The Future of Design Tools', RGD's next Future By Design panel at venues across Western Canada.


Tuesday, July 19, 6:00pm - 8:30pm (PST)


Topic: The Future of Design Tools

Graphic designers are called upon to create memorable communications, meaningful interactions and satisfying user experiences. To achieve these lofty expectations and translate their design expertise, designers require a toolkit of software, hardware and other digital resources. How do these tools need to evolve to meet the needs of our industry? What will they look like in the future? How do designers stay ahead of the technology curve? Join a discussion of the tools that make design possible and how they will shape the future of design.


Screenings held at the following locations: Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver



Amber Bezahler 

Amber is the CEO of Design2Scale, an innovation consultancy that assists companies at all stages of product evolution with business modeling, product development, brand positioning, go-to-market strategy, partnership development, and other board-level considerations. After having founded, run and profitably sold a NYC-based advertising agency, Amber served on the executive teams of two of the top, global digital agencies. She now sits on the board of a technology accelerator and a think tank for social change.

Zachary Gibson
Zachary is a design manager and senior designer on the Material Design team at Google. He has been a lead creative throughout the process of defining Google's Material Design UX and visual guidelines. Zach is also a design advocate speaking and working with Google product teams and third-parties to share best design practices and processes. He was recently a lead product designer on the Google Fonts redesign and has been creating tools like Resizer (design.google.com/resizer) that make it easier to use the material design framework.


Tali Krakowsky
Tali is a Partner in Prophet’s design practice, based in the San Francisco office. For over 15 years she has been dedicated to innovation in Experience Design. Tali’s lifetime pursuit has been Experience Design - the translation of strategy into experience through the seamlessly integration of digital storytelling, design and technology. 



About Future By Design

Future By Design is a series of webcast discussions featuring experts sharing their thoughts on a variety of topics. As a virtual event, we invite cities across Canada to host local screening venues where members of the community can gather to watch panelists’ presentations, conduct their own group discussions and participate via webcam in the Q&A. Click here to view recaps of our past Future By Design events. 


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If you are interested in hosting a live screening, please fill out this application form. Returning hosts, please contact .