First Round: Toronto

First Round Toronto. October 6. RGD Members save 15% on tickets.
First Round, an event by UnderConsideration, is a one-day showcase of original presentations made to clients showing initial design explorations for logo, identity, and branding projects.


When: October 6, 2023

Where: Toronto, Ontario at TIFF Bell Lightbox


At First Round, speakers share their first-round presentation process by showing the original PDF/Keynote/PPT file that they presented to a client the very first time they saw a range of design explorations (or a single design exploration). This is a unique opportunity to learn how to present your work and get your best work implemented.


Speakers include:

  • Justin Lortie & Sarah Di Domenico, Wedge
  • Rahul Bhogal RGD, Nothing Design Studio
  • Kar Yan Cheung and Laura Stein RGD, Bruce Mau Design
  • Claire Dawson RGD & Fidel Peña RGD, Underline Studio
  • Chris Braden, Public Address
  • Vanessa Eckstein RGD, Blok Design
  • Hans Thiessen RGD, Rethink
  • Diti Katona RGD, Concrete
  • Ronald Tau RGD, Meat Studio
  • Julie Vander Herberg, Vanderbrand
  • Jean-Remy Bena, Digiphy
  • Stephanie Korchorek & Keli Pollock, Daughter Creative


In-person and remote (recordings only) tickets are available. Purchase tickets here.


RGD Members save 15% on tickets. Get the discount code in the RGD Members Only section.