RGD Designers + Drinks + Discussions - Toronto

RGD invites all designers to Bootleg for an evening of design-related discussions.


Starting at 6:00, we'll network and chat over food provided. At 6:45 pm, we'll divide into groups for three 45 minute discussions (based on your selected topics) ending at 9:00 pm.


Event Details

Date: Tuesday, September 17
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Location: Bootleg, 64 Spadina Ave, Toronto
Price (incl. tax + fees): RGD Member - $10; Non-Member: $15

Register here.

Discussion Leader: Mooren (Mo) Bofill RGD, Executive Director, Design at john st.

At john st., Mo has spent the last four years building the design offering from the ground up; by building an award-winning portfolio and leading a diverse team of multidisciplinary design thinkers. Born and raised in the Philippines, and growing up in Toronto, she brings a diverse point of view that mixes her passion for design, creativity and business strategy to Canadian design.

Discussion Topics:

6:45 pm: Designing the idea, not just the design

7:30 pm: Designers in Advertising

8:15 pm: Being a Woman in Canada's Creative Industries


Discussion Leader: Anthony Furia RGD, Principal at Furia | Design & Branding

Anthony is the Founder and Principal designer at Furia, a branding and design firm in Toronto. His career has spanned 15 years, 3 continents and many disciplines within the creative industry. Anthony's work has been featured in prominent design publications and recognized by national and international design awards.

Discussion Topics:

6:45 pm: Finding, attracting and retaining clients

7:30 pm: Business promotion, pricing & contracts

8:15 pm: Conveying the value of design and keeping up with trends


Discussion Leader: Glenda Rissman RGD, Co-founding Partner at q30 design

Glenda prides herself on having a knack for spotting that certain something that makes a brand unique and sets her clients apart from. Over her 25 years at q30, Glenda has acted as account manager, art director and partner in charge of operations. Her client s have included Canada Post, Cumbrae's, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP.

Discussion Topics:

6:45 pm: How to stand out when applying for a job

7:30 pm: Adapting professionally as our profession evolves

8:15 pm: Running a successful graphic design business


Discussion Leader: Dzung Tran RGD, Designer & Branding Consultant at Dzung Tran

Dzung is a creative catalyst responsible for developing strategic design solutions for clients. For 11 years, Dzung brought sophisticated yet modern design approach his work for Interbrand. His clients have included RBC, Scotiabank, HBC, KPMG, Rogers, Disney, UPS, Visa and Mad Dogg Athletics.

Discussion Topics: 

6:45 pm: Creating, building and working with brand guidelines and how to break them successfully

7:30 pm: Knowing your value as a freelancer 

8:15 pm: Creative Burnout


Discussion Leader: Eduardo Trejos RGD, Senior Multidisciplinary Designer at Ove Brand | Design

Eduardo has worked, both locally and abroad as a multimedia designer and front-end web specialist. His diverse client base includes BMO, WestJet, Walmart, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, OLG Corporation and U of T. He studied and practised design in Costa Rica, before coming to Toronto to attend Seneca's animation program and work at top-tier firms.

Discussion Topics:

6:45 pm: How accessibility can be more than an afterthought in the design process 

7:30 pm: How design and strategy can learn from each other 

8:15 pm: What makes a true Canadian brand


Click here to register for this event.

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