Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 So(cial) Good Design Awards!

Each year, RGD invites submissions of graphic design work created under the theme of communication design for social good. For 2014, 15 judges representing a broad range of creative expertise have selected 38 projects that effectively promote action in support of social change through original and creative design. Congratulations to all of this year's winners! 


Non-Profit, Client Initiated Category

Judged by: Manager of Communications at AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT), Kyle Greenwood; Designer, Mario Mercier DGA; Founder of Studio Myerscough, Morag Myerscough; Art Director and Principal at Riordon Design, Shirley Riordon RGD


Intent (Toronto, Canada): 'She Deserves It' Campaign

Blok Design (Toronto, Canada): Coalition for Engaged Education Identity 

The Public Studio (Toronto, Canada): Elder Abuse Prevention Campaign

GenesisXD (Toronto, Canada): KLINK Coffee Social Enterprise Branding

Parcel Design (Toronto, Canada): Camp Quality Identity 

rtraction (London, Canada): 1,000 Acts of Kindness Campaign

We Are Michael Jackson (Rotterdam, Netherlands): MAFIFA Poster

Thought Cafe (Toronto, Canada): Approval Voting Video

Projektor Brand Image (Toronto, Canada): Not Far From The Tree 2013 Yearbook

Hambly & Woolley (Toronto, Canada): Teresa Group Identity 

ALSO Collective (Toronto, Canada): SickKids Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship Annual Report 

9 Lives Design (North Bay, Canada): UCycle Campaign

STUDIO JAYWALL (Toronto, Canada): Jane's Walk Print Campaign 


For Profit, Client Initiated Category

Judged by: Design Director at Duffy & Partners, Joseph Duffy; Creative Director at Blok Design, Vanessa Eckstein RGD; Head of Corporate Citizenship at Manulife Financial, Chris Ouellete; Principal and Creative Director at Subplot Design Inc., Roy White


The Works Design Communications (Toronto, Canada): RESPECT Report

Thought Cafe (Toronto, Canada): Crash Course Education Series

Trapeze Media (Toronto, Canada): KRAFT Celebration Tour Website 

Helena Ng Design (Markham, Canada): Animal Protection Stamp Collection

Pivot Design Group (Toronto, Canada): Website 


Government Initiated Category

Judged by: Book Designer, Irma Boom; Creative Director at the City of Calgary, Brent Mykyte; Principal at Domino Creative, Nicole Vallee RGD


ON THE CHASE! Motion Design (Toronto, Canada): #BeOurAlly Campaign Video

Bureau (Sudbury, Canada): OBWC Brand and Website

Ontario Science Centre (Toronto, Canada): Banting Best Lab Exhibit

Blok Design (Toronto, Canada): Lab Ciudad Identity

Una Lee Design (Toronto, Canada): Feathers of Hope Campaign

City of Mississauga (Mississauga, Canada): Mississauga Earth Days 2014 Campaign

Flipside Creative Inc. (Vancouver, Canada): Golden Spruce Trail Experience

Gravity Inc. (Toronto, Canada): Ontario Clean Water Agency Annual Report


Designer Driven Category

Judged by: Kickstarter Co-Founder Charles Adler; Founder of Draplin Design Co., Aaron Draplin; Creative Director and Partner at Underline Studio, Fidel Pena RGD; Creative Director at St. Bernadine Mission Communications, Andrew Samuel


Katie Maasik Student RGD (North Vancouver, Canada): You Are Not Al(one) Campaign

Heather Luscher Student RGD (Toronto, Canada): 'Meat of the Matter' Print Piece

Ottawa Bicycle Lanes (Ottawa, Canada): Ottawa Bicycle Lanes Campaign

Lauren Coutts Student RGD (North Vancouver, Canada): Colour Blind Awareness Campaign

Marissa Korda Student RGD (Toronto, Canada): Reel Women Film Festival Identity 

Chloe Blanchard Student RGD (Toronto, Canada): Beyond 40 App (with Alaa Abuamra and Joyce Dang) 

Adademia di Belle Arti di Firenze (Italy): 'Bring Salvation to All Living Things' Poster

Nathakorn Kittananthawongs Student RGD (Toronto, Canada): 'Against Animal Testing' Infographic 

Sylvie Leveiller Student RGD (Sudbury, Canada): The Basket Challenge Campaign

Damon PfaffACCESS (Toronto, Canada): Youth Making A Difference (YMAD) Campaign, Fall 2013

Camille Pomponi Student RGD (Toronto, Canada): Camoni Tea and Coffee Packaging 

Chloe Silver Student RGD (Toronto, Canada): 'What's Your Beef?' Brochure 



An exhibit of winning projects will be on display at Terminal 1 of the Toronto Pearson International Airport beginning in November. The 2014 So Good Catalogue will be available at the DesignThinkers Conference


For the first time this year, So Good winners will also receive a physical award designed by Forge Media + Design, made from sustainable materials. Awards will also be handed out at the DesignThinkers. 




Thank you to this year's partners who have made it possible to celebrate the power of design to incite change in the way we live our lives:


Design Partner: Forge Media + Design

Paper Partner: Rolland Enterprises Inc.

Print Partner: Somerset 

Exhibit Partner: Resource Integrated


For more information on the So(cial) Good Design Awards, visit