RGD Future By Design

Attend a live screening and interactive discussion of RGD's next Future By Design at venues across Canada. Presenters are Paddy Harrington RGD, Lara McCormick and Michelle Cortese!

Date: April 24, 6:00 - 8:00pm EST


Register to attend a screening at one of the following locations: Barrie, KitchenerLondon, North Bay, OttawaToronto, Welland


Or RGD Members can register to watch online at: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7768982425379267842



Inclusivity: Design has the Power to Inform

Presented by Lara McCormick, Creative Director at the Exploratorium

Inclusivity is "an intention or policy of including people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized.” As designers we can (and should) address inclusivity in the work we put out in the world. From imagery to language to process, I’ll show you what I’m doing. Then I want to hear about you.


Lara is a recognized designer, educator and a gifted speaker. She is the author of Playing with Type: 50 Graphic Experiments for Exploring Typographic Design Principles. Lara received her Masters of Fine Art in Design from the School of Visual Arts, and a post-graduate degree in typography from Cooper Union. 



Future Type

Presented by Michelle Cortese, VR Product Designer at Facebook

For a few years Michelle has been giving a talk on using the history of typography and communication design as a means to inspire thought when designing for the future of UI. She aims to give an abridged version of that discussion by looking specifically at how, historically, inventions in human communication have altered audience size, how this affects how we communicate, and therefore, how we design communication tools.


Michelle is a Toronto-born designer, maker, futurist and typophile currently living bicoastally in Brooklyn and San Francisco.

By day, she's a VR Product Designer at Facebook, leading design on 360 and 3D products; and by night, an adjunct at Queens College, teaching Advanced 3D Design




If You Can’t Beat the Evil Robots, Join Them

Presented by Paddy Harrington RGD, Founder of Frontier

When it comes to the future of design and commoditization of design and the work of designers, it’s not so much about overcoming the challenge as it is leveraging it. Artificial Intelligence is coming sooner than we can know and, despite our sense that creativity is somehow protected from the profound effects of our new algorithm driven world, it will mean dramatic changes for our industry. So how can we, as designers, lead that revolution instead of succumbing to the tech entrepreneurs who are in a better position to do so?


Paddy has over 15 years experience in the design field with degrees in literature and architecture. He has worked in research, architecture, advertising and design, collaborating with organizations that include The New York Jets and Giants, PepsiCo, MaRS, Unilever, MoMA, Electronic Arts, the Holy City of Mecca and the Fogo Island Inn in Newfoundland. He is an award-winning writer and filmmaker and has spoken at several design conferences as well as at Brown, Harvard and the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. 


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