DesignThinkers Vancouver 2019

28 May 2019
29 April 2019


ico-D is pleased to endorse DesignThinkers Vancouver 2019 on May 28 & 29 2019 at Vancouver Playhouse organised by ico-D Members: Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) in partnership with Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC).


Over its 20 year history, the DesignThinkers Conference has spanned massive changes in the communication design industry. From print to digital, visual identity to brand, websites to user experiences, design has evolved as new trends, technologies and philosophies transform the wider world. Join us at DesignThinkers Vancouver this May, put on by RGD in partnership with Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC), to explore the innovations and disruptions that inform, inspire and influence design, consider its impact and re-imagine its role as we confront fundamental global challenges.


Conference registration includes presentations by industry leaders, a design marketplace, book signings, giveaways, food and drink at our Delegate Party and a multitude of opportunities to network with top design professionals from around the world.



08 May Early bird Registration 

28 - 29 May DesignThinkers Conference



Jessica Bellamy, Motion Infographic Designer and Founder of GRIDS

Hillel Cooperman, Senior VP of UX Design at Oracle

Jenny Lam, Senior VP of UX Design at Oracle

Karin Fong, Founder of Imaginary Forces

Cheryl Heller, Designer, Author and Educator

Kit Hinrichs, Principal and Creative Director at Studio Hinrichs

Sarah Hyndman, Founder of Type Tasting

Austin Kleon, Writer, Artist, Speaker and NYT bestselling Author

Leland Maschmeyer, Chief Creative Officer of Chobani

Mike Monteiro, Co-Founder and Design Director at Mule Design

Austin Kleon, Writer, Artist, Speaker

Yah-Leng Yu, Founding Partner & CD of Foreign Policy Design Group

James Victore, Author, Artist & Designer




DesignThinkers Vancouver 2019:

Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) 
Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC)


Each year, ico-D endorses a select group of international activities that advance our objective to promote the value of design. Endorsed events demonstrate that they enhance the standards of design, ethics and professional practice. For design awards, an ico-D endorsement is recognition that it has been organised to meet international best practice guidelines under ico-D’s policies and best practices – including jury composition, evaluation criteria and intellectual property protection.

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