Stüssy is a founding principal of Forge Media + Design. Born and raised in Switzerland, he originally was a Swiss banker by day and a graffiti artist by night. He soon realized that his passion for the creative needed to be nourished more and decided to go back to school to become a graphic designer. Stüssy's roles range from creative direction, to quality assurance, to managing various client accounts such as Apple.
- Jennifer is Design Director at Skylight Communication. Her over 15 years in the communications industry includes art direction and design for branding, print and digital media. After a number of years honing skills in the agency world she started an independent graphic communication studio in 2006. She continues to work collaboratively with other creative professionals who emphasize the value of design in effective communication.
Randal is founding principal of 12thirteen, a firm focused on serving the non-profit and performing arts sectors. Word-of-mouth promotion has grown his client list from small businesses and independent artists to York University and the Canadian Women’s Foundation.
Greg is an art director and graphic designer at Cossette Communication Inc, based out of Halifax, NS. Holding degrees in both graphic design and illustration, Greg’s work is rooted in strong conceptual ideas. His illustrative approach has been used in branding, marketing and advertising campaigns for both national clients and small market entrepreneurial ventures.
Greg’s passion for design is inspired by his willingness to learn from others and build a global community of like-minded individuals that hold craft, creativity and ethical industry standards to the highest level.
Notable clients include: McDonald’s, Ronald McDonald House Charities, PGA TOUR Canada, Canadian Institute of Forestry, Business Development Bank of Canada, Lakehead University and the National Post.
Umar’s experience has led him to work with many small businesses, organizations and startups. He works closely with his clients to deliver a full range of services from branding, web design and development, to print collateral.
Several years ago, Umar had the opportunity to serve with the Board as a Student Member of the Advisory Committee. Since that time, he has worked for many organizations as an in-house creative, as well as for himself as a freelance designer.
- For more than 20 years, Fe has worked with a range of public and corporate clients across Canada. She is the principal designer of Kapwa Communications whose work is founded on the belief that communications is about more than strategy, design, and branding: it’s about the power of ideas and the ability to affect positive change in our community through responsible, creative practices. Fe was formerly a design professor at Algonquin College and Georgian College, and this, along with her experiences in Canada’s most northern and southern communities, fuel her desire to stay curious and keep learning.
Michael is an in-house designer at the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario, where he designs resources and tools to help organizations meet Ontario’s accessibility standards. With over 10 years’ experience in the design industry, Michael helps partner organizations, other government ministries and private-sector studios create attractive designs that are both AODA compliant and user-friendly.
He sits on both the RGD Accessibility Advisory Committee and the RGD Examination board.