RGD Designers + Drinks + Discussions - Toronto
Date: March 13th, 2018
Time: 6:30PM - 9:00PM
(Join us anytime between 6:15-7:00PM)
Location: The Craft Brasserie
107 Atlantic Avenue, Toronto, ON M6K 1Y2
There will be a 30 minute mingling, networking portion from 6:30 to 7:00 PM (with food!) and then participants will be divided into groups for discussions from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Everyone will be able to choose two discussions and spend an hour at each discussion. These are casual conversations—no presentation or preparation necessary.
Discussion Leader: Monica Kessler RGD, Managing Partner at Ove Brand | Design
Monica is a design professional and communications strategist with over 30 years in the industry. Her approach emphasizes the central importance of brand differentiation in enabling companies to meet their immediate business objectives while keeping the focus on the broader market opportunities. She helps create the tools and messages needed to manage and maintain brand focus across multiple platforms and diverse teams, with an eye to best practices in communications and emerging trends. Among her notable contributions are the over-three-decades relationship with BMO Financial Group and CBC’s The National rebrand in 2017.
Topic: I started a business and am one of Ontario’s new entrepreneurs. How do I balance my desire to stay connected to design work, with sales, marketing and running the business?Discussion Leader: Wayne McCutcheon RGD, Partner at Entro Communications Inc.
Over the past 25 years Wayne has collaborated with the world’s leading institutions, corporations, designers, visionaries, artists and entrepreneurs. With sensibilities deeply rooted in product design and planning he has directed projects for major airports, transit systems, cultural sites, entertainment facilities, both nationally and internationally.
Discussion Leader: Alison Garnett, Partner at 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, Alison’s work has spanned various industries including automotive, retail, consumer-packaged goods, professional services, telecommunications and not-for-profit.
RGD Members: $7 ($9.16 with tax + fees)
Non-Members: $12 ($15.21 with tax + fees)