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    Adobe Systems Incorporated

    RGD Software Partner


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    Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Adobe’s tools and services allow their customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success. Adobe helps their customers make, manage, measure and monetize content across every channel and screen.
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    Creative Niche

    Career Development Partner
    Creative Niche is a temporary staffing, permanent recruitment and executive search firm focused in advertising, communications, design, digital, marketing, public relations, social media, data and innovation throughout North America. Founded in 2002, Creative Niche firm connects top talent with agencies, design firms and brands ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500s. Creative Niche is headquartered in Toronto with offices in Ottawa and New York City.
  • Whether you’re working at a design studio, ad agency or in-house, fresh out of school or seasoned veteran, you can trust Flash Reproductions to manage any printing job from offset to letterpress to digital. If you’re not sure of the best way to print a job, no worries - they’ll sort it out with you while respecting both your timeline and budget. They do it all with an eye for detail and an obsession with quality, because their goal is simple: to make you a superstar in front of your client.



  • MediaFace

    Video Production Partner        


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    You have great ideas that need sharing. The MediaFace team plans, produces and amplifies your authentic stories. Think of them as your own newsroom with journalists ready to tell your stories and share your news. MediaFace uses tools including video, podcasts, writing and design to connect with your audiences.
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  • Recognized as one of Ontario’s top 10 regional firms, WeirFoulds has established itself as one of Canada’s premier regional law firms and has provided strategic, cost-effective and innovative legal advice since 1860. The WeirFoulds team is focused on four broad areas of practice: litigation, corporate, property and government law. Their lawyers are consistently recognized as leaders in their chosen areas of practice and in the profession at large. WeirFoulds’ corporate and commercial lawyers provide comprehensive services to diverse clients including major institutions, middle-market public and private companies, and start-ups and entrepreneurial businesses.



Gold Sponsors
  • AFIX designs and develops an ultra-lightweight system to display images and posters of all sizes with style and impact, using a consistent set of patented polycarbonate components, specific tension springs and aluminum profiles. AFIX offers an unlike DIY (Do It Yourself) affordable & modern Poster Displaying Solution, that assembles in minutes by any user, with no tools required. Detailed assembly instructions are provided with each structure, making it universally easy to assemble. AFIX dresses posters in unlimited shapes and forms, employing the least possible raw material for maximum efficiency and minimum environmental impact.


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  • Akendi is a human experience design firm, leveraging equal parts experience research and creative design excellence. We provide strategic insights and analysis about customer and user behaviour, combine this knowledge with inspired creative design, and architect the user’s experience to meet organizational goals. We also provide training on UX principles and best practices for anyone who wants to improve the user experience of their product or service.


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  • Applied Arts is Canada's leading visual communications magazine for graphic designers, art directors, new media designers, photographers, illustrators, and corporate communications professionals. Published 6 times a year (including the Awards Annual and the new Photography & Illustration Annual), the magazine enjoys a circulation of approximately 12,500 with an amazing 5 readers per copy. Applied Arts covers design trends, delves into the latest in technical and computer innovation, and highlights the work of Canadian photographers, illustrators and design firms.


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  • .design is a revolutionary development in online branding. Now, professional designers of all types can end their websites and accompanying email in .design rather than .com, .net, and all those old-school options. The .design domain functions in the same way as any other, but it makes your site and branding explicit, so your site, email, and business cards can finally match your smart and innovative design aesthetic. Tell the world what you do and what you care about in a fresh way.


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  • Domtar Loves Paper. Paper is a recyclable, plant-based product that connects us in so many ways to the important things in life. The Domtar team is committed to the responsible use of paper. They’re also committed to communicating paper’s place and value to the businesses and people that use their products every day. Domtar designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers and personal care products. They continue to be fuelled by new ideas, collaboration and technology to ensure sustainability for generations to come.


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  • The McMaster University Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) has inspired people to discover and achieve through lifelong learning since 1931.  As one of Canada’s largest and leading providers of academic certificate and diploma programs, professional development education, and corporate training, McMaster CCE’s purpose is to develop and realize the potential of both individuals and society by providing the education to thrive in a dynamic world.


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  • Monotype provides the design assets, technology and expertise that help you create beautiful, authentic brands that customers will engage with and value, wherever they experience your brand, now and in the future. RGD Members receive 20% off purchases at Fonts.com.


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  • For over three decades now, PCL Graphics has established itself as a valuable partner in the multidisciplinary and bespoke graphics production industry. Backed by a full team of color, printing and operational experts, we have been the solution provider to our clients' most complex projects. Our determination has been our greatest strength, always being forward-thinking.


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  • RED Academy is a technology academy created for the designers, developers and digital marketers of tomorrow. The academy's purpose is to provide highly engaging, immersive learning programs for their students, which will provide them with the relevant technical skills and knowledge to succeed in today’s rapidly evolving workplace.

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  • Rolland is the market leader in the production of specialty uncoated fine papers with the undisputed highest standards for environmental sustainability. The company produces fine papers with biogas energy and up to 100% recycled content for many sectors including the commercial, office, government and education markets.


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  • Through insurance-based investments, 33seven is a wealth creation boutique that crafts forward-looking investment strategies as unique as your designs. We enrich your current wealth with a bespoke, balanced approach while planning for your prosperous future. As an innovative insurance boutique, we provide permanent life insurance plans, alongside protection solutions that address health, critical illness, disability and long-term care. Our proprietary Financial Sequencing Solution™ is designed to enrich your current wealth and actualize a prosperous future for generations. Our clients are Business Owners and Professionals, including Designers, Doctors and Lawyers, who require a personalized custom insurance strategy.




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  • The folks at Vitamin T have a simple philosophy: to personally place the best creative talent in the best jobs for the best companies. Since they’re massively nerdy fans of creative, this sort of thing comes naturally to them, which means as a client, you get hand-picked talent, including designers, developers and copywriters, perfectly suited to your job. As talent, you get freelance work that doesn’t make you want to wash your eyes out with hand sanitizer. Win-win! Vitamin T is a division of Aquent. 


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  • Akran Marketing provides a full spectrum of promotional products which enhance our clients' competitive presence, brand image and exposure in the public eye. Whether you're looking for that one perfect item or a complete merchandising program, we consistently provide innovative promotional solutions and meet budget requirements. Our goal is to cultivate long-lasting client relationships by ensuring satisfaction with our comprehensive product selection, valuable creative input, and expedient product delivery.
  • FunctionFox is dedicated to providing simple, secure, web-based tools to help creative teams around the world improve productivity and profitability. Everyone on our team is focused on helping you achieve your business goals.

  • Getty Images is among the world’s leading creators and distributors of award-winning still imagery, video, music and multimedia products, as well as other forms of premium digital content, available through its trusted house of brands, including iStock© and Thinkstock©.
  • Mitchell Sandham Group is a fully integrated, independent insurance and financial services brokerage that develops long-term customer relationships. We are committed to providing innovative, quality products and services through our team of experienced professionals. As an independent insurance broker, we represent several of the leading insurance companies within the industry. 

    Click here for details on the enhanced Professional Liability Insurance offering and discounted rates for RGD Members.