Book and cover design for e-book and print hardcover: art direction, design and photography.
Patrick
Foster
RGD
Member since
July 26, 2019
Areas of Specialty
Book Design, Branding, Typography
Other Capabilities
Corporate Communications, Signage/Wayfinding
Client Specialty
Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Government, Healthcare, Non-profit
Languages Covered
English
Why am I an RGD?
To the surprise of no one who knows me, I'm not much of a joiner. But when I recognized the contributions that the RGD makes to design in Canada, especially their support of design education across the country, I realized that I had a professional obligation to support the organization. However, when I did join, I became part of a culture of smart, clever people, and it’s been a much better experience than I would have ever expected. RGD is one of the preeminent voices of design in Canada, and their work on behalf of all of us makes our craft a stronger and more respected field than it would be without their efforts.
What is my most memorable RGD moment?
Right after I became an Affiliate Member, I attended the inaugural DesignThinkers Vancouver. On the second day, I introduced myself to Hilary Ashworth, expecting a handshake and a couple of sentences. Half an hour later, it was as if we’d known each other for years, even if not that well. It was as warm and welcoming a conversation as I can recall having, and it convinced me even more firmly of the value of the RGD.
Why am I a designer?
"I can't do anything else," sounds like a joke, but it's pretty close to true. I guess, "I wouldn't want to do anything else," would be more accurate. It's my way to put my creativity to use.
Past Featured Members
  • Professor of Graphic Design
    Vancouver Island University
    Nanaimo
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    Furia
    Toronto
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    Wellington-Altus Private Wealth
    Debert