Panel: How Can Design Be Used for Social Good? — Toronto

A SoGood panel discussion moderated by Jay Wall RGD with panelists Alison Garnett RGD, Stephanie Yung and Evelyne Au-Navioz.


Do you remember the last time a billboard stopped you in your tracks? Or maybe a time when a magazine cover or a campaign on Instagram moved you so deeply that you signed up to volunteer for something you believe in?

As part of the SoGood Design Awards Exhibition (January 17 to February 2), the RGD is hosting a conversation with four designers on how design can help advance social good. You’ll learn about what 'social good' truly means, see designs that champion social causes and hear how Indigenous designers are shifting the world of design.


Date & Time

Wednesday, February 1st - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET

Please arrive at 6pm to check in!



Toronto Public Library, Barbara Frum Branch

20 Covington Road, North York

Register now!


Moderator: Jay Wall RGD, Principal & Creative Director, RallyRally

Jay is the founder of RallyRally, a design studio dedicated to social change. Part of social impact agency Briteweb, RallyRally works with forward-thinking organizations on causes ranging from climate action to human rights advocacy to equitable urban planning. Jay’s work has appeared in Adbusters and his team has been recognized with three So(cial) Good Design Awards. RallyRally was RGD’s design partner for the 2022 So(cial) Good Design Awards.



Alison Garnett RGD

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, her work has spanned various industries including automotive, retail, consumer-packaged goods, professional services, telecommunications and not-for-profit. A graduate of both Sheridan College (New Media) and OCAD (Fine Arts, Drawing and Painting), she was a creative director at SapientRazorfish (formerly SapientNitro) where she worked with brands including Chrysler, Porter Airlines, Loblaw and Cadillac Fairview. She launched the creative studio Field Trip & Co in 2017. 


Evelyne Au-Navioz, Partner & Creative at Co-Effect

Co-Effect is a bilingual creative studio with expertise in branding, strategy, communication, graphic, exhibit and web design. At Co-Effect, Evelyne applies a multidisciplinary background in systems design, strategy, exhibit, spatial and graphic design to help clients envision creative approaches to communicating their ideas. She has also planned and facilitated multi-stakeholder design/community charrettes both locally and abroad. Prior to Co-Effect, Evelyne worked in the community building, arts and education sectors.


Stephanie Yung, Executive Creative Director at Zulu Alpha Kilo
Stephanie is a globally recognized leader in design. Her extensive experience is focused on the strategic translation of brands into new products and services.  Stephanie strives to create positive behaviour change through an inclusive design approach; one that is rooted in the fundamental belief that the most effective design depends on a deep empathy and understanding of people, culture and behaviour.