Connect With The Design Community


Connect with our diverse audience, comprised of 3,000+:

  • Graphic design practitioners who produce all forms of visual communications for clients
  • Designers and managers who work within Canadian companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations
  • Design educators
  • Design students


There are three levels of sponsorship: Partner, Gold Sponsor and Silver Sponsor. Sponsor benefits are awarded accordingly based on sponsorship level, and can be customized to ensure they are meeting the specific goals and objectives of the sponsoring individual or organization. Contributions are accepted on a cash and/or in-kind basis.


Other sponsorship opportunities through RGD include the annual DesignThinkers Conference, Social Good Design Awards, Student Awards and the CreativeEarners initiative.


“We have found this sponsorship opportunity a valuable way to connect with key decision makers who are in positions that are able to specify our paper products. I have no hesitation in recommending an RGD Sponsorship to any organization wishing to reach the Canadian design community.” – Steve McClinton, District Sales Manager, Canada, Mohawk Fine Papers



RGD offers ads of various sizes on our website, which averages 1,200 visits per day, and in our weekly RGD Word e-newsletter, reaching 12,000+ subscribers, as a benefit of sponsorship or as part of an advertising-only package.


"The RGD email newsletter is something people read and respond to. I didn't need any other marketing tool to reach my target market." – Ilise Benun, Author, Consultant, National Speaker and Founder, Marketing Mentor


Trade Shows

DesignThinkers is the only event of its kind in Canada and one of the most respected visual communications conferences in the world. Headed into it's 19th year, DesignThinkers 2017 will take place at The Sony Centre in downtown Toronto on November 7 & 8. The event will feature a Design Marketplace of approx. 30 suppliers to the creative communications industry; feature 25+ international speakers; and welcome over 2,000 delegates from across Ontario and beyond. 


Click here to see pictures of the 2016 Design Marketplace. 


“I was 100% blown away by the conference, and feel great about the strong overlap in the attendees and our potential customers. Taking this into account, and how amazing RGD is to work with, we look forward to strengthening our partnership.” – Jenn King, Marketing Director, Above Ground Art Supplies


RGD also welcomes 10-20 exhibitors at the Creative Directions Career Conference for Emerging Professionals that will take place at the Harbourfront Centre on March 5, 2016. The full-day event attracts over 300 attendees, including 100+ seasoned industry professionals.

Learn More

To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact Hilary Ashworth at  or 1.888.274.3668 x23.