RGD Designers + Drinks + Discussions - Hamilton

Designers of all levels are invited to get together to meet fellow creative professionals and discuss issues of importance to you and your peers.


Event Details

Date: Wednesday, September 18

Time: 6:30 - 9:00pm

Location: West Town Bar & Grill, 214 Locke St S


From 6:30 to 7:00 pm, we'll network and chat over food provided. At 7:00 pm, we'll settle down for smaller group discussions based on two discussion topics/leaders selected from these options:


Discussion Leader: Diego Lopez RGD, Creative Director at Compass Creative
About Diego: As a Creative Director, Diego works with a diverse team of creative professionals  to redeem the stories we tell in the marketplace through beautiful design and clear storytelling.
7:00 pm: Designing For the Greater Good: Purpose-Driven Design. 
8:00 pm: Designing outside Toronto. Do our surroundings influence creativity?
Discussion Leader: Jason Bouwman RGD, Principal at Compass Creative
About Jason: Jason is a perennial creative, endlessly dreaming up  new ideas and giving shape to them on whiteboards, sketchbooks, iPads — and napkins if need be.
7:00 pm: Clarity and Mystery in Design. 
8:00 pm: Managing the tension between leading the client and serving the client.


Discussion Leader: Lauren Wickware RGD, Graphic Designer at Lauren Wickware Design

About Lauren: As a one woman design studio, Lauren partners with artists and cultural institutions to create a broad range of materials with a focus on publication design. 


7:00 pm: Balancing life and work: is it possible?

8:00 pm: How failure can fuel your career


Designers at all experience levels are invited to attend for chance to meet fellow Members, discuss industry issues and make connections with colleagues. 


Pricing (includes tax + fees)

RGD Members: $10

Non-Members: $15


Register online here.


If you have questions, email