Virtual Communities bring RGD Members together to share knowledge, discuss experiences, propose solutions and support each other. This initiative reinforces the idea that we are not alone. We are a part of a rich community of RGDs working to improve our careers, communities and work. Each community is comprised of RGD Members working in similar areas, facing a particular set of challenges.
Virtual Communities are open to Certified RGD, Provisional RGD and Affiliate Members.
RGD Firm Owners
Individuals who own a visual communication studio or agency with employees.
RGD Municipal Designers
RGD Designers in Post-Secondary Education (PSE)
Do you still get a kick out of seeing a small brochure you've created being used by your faculty/students? Connect with other designers to share common issues within our institutions, challenges and triumphs as we navigate through another September start-up.
Queer and trans creative professionals working to champion and elevate the work that happens at the intersection of design and LGBTQ2S+ identities. It is our mission to celebrate queer contributions to design while centring conversation and action around inclusion, equity and diversity within the industry. This community provides a safe space for queer and trans Members to collaborate, support and build relationships with each other.
RGD Solo Designers
Visual communications professionals working alone, be they freelancers, sole proprietors, or independent practitioners.
Community Leaders: Nicola Hamilton RGD / Nicole Duncan RGD
RGD In-House Design Managers
The need for connection and continued learning is more important than ever for in-house design managers. This community is ideal for anyone managing an in-house design team who seeks a place to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities we face as leaders within our organizations.
RGD en français / RGD in French
Un espace collaboratif pour les graphistes qui ont à cœur la francophonie.
A collaborative space for graphic designers who have Francophonie at heart.
RGD UX Managers and Senior Designers
Welcome to the RGD UX Managers and Senior Designers Group. This virtual community is an opportunity for UX design leaders to support each other through the sharing of ideas, best practices, and questions on UX Design, UX Research, UI Engineering, Accessibility, and Design Systems.
RGD Signage and Wayfinding Designers
RGD Non-Profit Designers