• 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.


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  • Domtar

    Paper Partner

    Quality Papers for Outstanding Print Results
    When you want to send a message — the right message — there's no room for compromise. Trusted by the commercial print, creative and publishing communities, Domtar's established Printing and Publishing Paper brands set the standard for value, sustainability, quality and outstanding results. So, whether you choose to print offset, digital or inkjet, in whatever weight grade or finish, Domtar's Printing and Publishing Papers offer more ways to make a perfect choice — and a powerful statement.

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    Flash Reproductions

    Print Partner


    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.


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  • MediaFace

    Video Production Partner

    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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    Contact: Lisa Bragg, Affiliate RGD | 


  • Moveable

    Print Partner


    Moveable supports professional communicators and design teams with high-quality printing, proofreading, typesetting and image retouching services. They practice these crafts with uncompromising attention to detail. Their fast turnaround times and outstanding service culture are legendary. So is the exceptional quality they deliver. At Moveable, the team is ready to do whatever it takes to get your message out effectively, promptly, perfectly, beautifully.


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  • WeirFoulds LLP

    Legal Partner

    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.


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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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  • Category5 is Canada’s first large format all-digital printer. Established in 2007, the Category5 team introduced revolutionary change to oversized printing with digital presses capable of producing variable images up to 15 feet wide. They brought instant approval, state-of-the-art software and speedy turnarounds that were unheard of a decade earlier! Today Category5 is a leader in this specialized industry, servicing many of Canada’s most iconic brands in outdoor, transit and retail.
  • .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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  • 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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  • Porter offers you great destinations across their Canadian and US network. Plus, all Porter flights include free snacks and drinks, lots of legroom and award-winning service. If you’re ready to fly, you can book anytime.


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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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  • To.B Inc. & Thor Creative Services deliver innovative graphic design, production and installation services to a wide variety of clients and business sectors. Clients include major retailers and property developers as well as technology companies and establishments in the food and beverage industry. They take a concept from the design stage right through to final installation whether it be an indoor or outdoor project. Working with many substrates and installation environments, they have built a reputation based on innovation, skill and the drive to get the job done.


    Website | Contact: Rob Wilson |  | 416-436-3519

  • 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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Silver Sponsors
  • Mitchell Sandham Group is a fully integrated, independent insurance and financial services brokerage that develops long-term customer relationships. They are committed to providing innovative, quality products and services through their team of experienced professionals. As an independent insurance broker, Mitchell Sandham represents 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.