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Canada

Association of Registered Graphic Designers
Professional

Contact Info

96 Spadina Ave.
Suite 210
Toronto
,
Ontario
M5V 2J6
 
Canada
T:
18882743668

Executive Director

Ms. Hilary Ashworth
T:
8882743668
23

Chief Operating Officer & Director of Membership

Ms. Heidi Veri
T:
8882743668
27

Member Profile

The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) is a non-profit, professional Association represents over 3,800 design practitioners, including firm owners, freelancers, managers, educators and students. Through RGD, Canadian designers exchange ideas, educate and inspire, set professional standards and build a strong, supportive community dedicated to advocating for the value of design.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
RGD
Year Founded:
1996
Language of Operations:
English
Emily Carr University
Educational

Contact Info

1399 Johnston St.
Vancouver
,
British Columbia
V6H 3R9
 
Canada
T:
604 844 3890

President and Vice Chancellor

Dr. Gillian Siddall

Member Profile

Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design was founded in 1925 and is one of British Columbia’s oldest post-secondary institutions and one of the world's leading arts institutions. Emily Carr encourages and enables all students to achieve the highest intellectual and creative potential and to achieve beyond their expectations. They have created a culture which demands disciplined thinking, supports curiosity, challenges existing ideas and helps to generate new ones. At the same time, they invite students to prepare themselves for life after school. Their curriculum is flexible, personal, multi-disciplinary and based on the learning needs of students. Emily Carr Institute is dedicated to fostering an educational environment that is professional, practice-oriented and at the same time rooted in history and critical theory.

Their objectives are to promote a learner-centred environment focused on the Arts and Design and to facilitate the development of a milieu of creative engagement, innovation and professionalism. Emily Carr also aims to demonstrate professional excellence in all of their areas of specialization and to celebrate and support the importance and centrality of creative practices in all of the arts, media arts and design. Going further, they aim to achieve diversity within their curriculum and equity in all student and staffing activities and accountability within every part of the institution; and, to be a leader in the development of new academic programs that respond to the emerging needs of students and society, are both integral to Icograda's strategy.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
EMCARR
Year Founded:
1925
Language of Operations:
English
Graphic Designers of Canada
Professional

Contact Info

GDC Secretariat
Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue
Ottawa
,
Ontario
K1N 6E2
 
Canada
T:
6135675400

President

Mr. Mark Rutledge

Executive Director

Ms. Melanie MacDonald
T:
6137905361

Member Profile

Founded in 1956, is the Canadian national organization for professional graphic designers and represents more than 1300 of 's leading practitioners. It has nine regional chapters including Vancouver Island, BC Mainland, Alberta North, Alberta South, Saskatchewan North, Saskatchewan South, Manitoba, Arctic and Atlantic Chapters. It is also affiliated with the Societe des designers graphiques du Quebec (SDGQ) and University and College Designers Association (UCDA). The Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RGD Ontario), the first accredited body of graphic designers in North America, was created by the GDC in 1996 and was a Member Association of the GDC until 2003. As a part of its mandate, GDC provides certification, professional development and networking opportunities and helps educate students and the public at large about the work done by graphic designers and the value of graphic design.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
GDC
Year Founded:
1956
Language of Operations:
English
Société des designers graphiques du Québec
Professional

Contact Info

7255, rue Alexandra, bureau 106
Montreal
,
Quebec
H2R 2Y9
 
Canada
T:
514 842 3960

Director

Ms. Anne Villeneuve
T:
5148423960

ico-D Liaison

Ms. Luce Beaulieu
T:
5142530147

Member Profile

Our Mission The role of the SDGQ is to promote graphic design and contribute to its advancement by supporting the professional and economic development of its members. At SDGQ, we believe that we, graphic designers, must take up the following challenges: - Demystify the profession and show our contribution to society. - To not live in the shadows; in other words, to know and to make ourselves known. - To show the value of our profession, for the profit of our members, of our clients, and of the general public. With this intention, we pledge the following: To promote graphic design - by establishing partnerships with organisations such as the Institut de Design de Montréal (IDM), the Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC), Icograda, as well as the colleges and universities where this discipline is taught; - by organising or supervising contests which celebrate excellence and which publicize the successes of our members; - by maintaining links with the media and the community. To contribute to the advancement of graphic design: - by clearly identifying the fields of intervention of the graphic designer; - by developing the relationship between the client and designer; - by maintaining links with professionals in other disciplines; - by representing our members to government institutions; - and through the medium of education; - by enlarging our international influence; - by evaluating the communicational impact of design; - by taking a position in stakes which concern us. To contribute to the professional and economic development of our members: - by supporting training through the diffusion of publications, conferences, forums of exchange, etc.; - by weaving durable bonds between our members; - by proposing normative tools, such as a code of ethics which responds to the interests of our members and which make it possible to better serve their clients and the general public. View SDGQ's profile in the icograda enews >>
La SDGQ a pour mission de promouvoir le design graphique et de contribuer son avancement en favorisant le développement professionnel et economique de ses membres. Nos défis A la SDGQ, nous croyons que nous, designers graphiques, devons relever les defis suivants : - Demystifier la profession et préciser notre contribution la societe. - Sortir de l'ombre, c'est-à-dire se faire connaître et reconnaitre. - Faire voluer la profession au profit de nos membres, de leurs clients et du grand public. Pour ce faire, nous prenons les engagements suivants : Promouvoir le design graphique - en etablissant des partenariats avec des organismes du milieu tels que l'Institut de Design de Montreal (IDM), la Societe des designers graphiques du Canada (GDC), Icograda, ainsi que les colleges et universites ou cette discipline est enseignee; - en organisant ou supervisant des concours qui celebrent l'excellence et qui font reconnaitre les reussites de nos membres; - en entretenant des liens avec les medias et avec la communaute. Contribuer a l avancement du design graphique - en identifiant clairement les champs d'intervention du designer graphique; - en faisant evoluer la relation client-designer; - en entretenant des liens etroits avec les professionnels d'autres disciplines; - en representant nos membres aupres des institutions gouvernementales - et du milieu de l'education; - en elargissant notre rayonnement international; - en evaluant l'impact communicationnel du design; - en prenant position face aux enjeux qui nous concernent. Contribuer au developpement professionnel et economique de nos membres - en favorisant la formation par la diffusion d information au moyen de publications, de conferences, de forums d echange, etc.; - en tissant des liens durables entre les membres; - en proposant des outils normatifs, tel un code de deontologie qui repondent aux interets des membres et qui permettent de mieux servir leurs clients et le public en general.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
SDGQ
Year Founded:
1972
Language of Operations:
French
Other Language:
English
University of Alberta
Educational

Contact Info

Department of Art & Design
3-98 Fine Arts Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton
,
Alberta
T6G 2C9
 
Canada
T:
780 492 3261

Associate Professor, Design Studies Coordinator (MVA CGD FGDC)

Susan Colberg

Member Profile

The Department of Art & Design is an exciting and wide-ranging academic unit employing 20 full-time faculty, 15 full-time equivalent contract instructors, and 15 full-time continuing support staff across seven major disciplines, each with graduate program specializations in Drawing & Intermedia, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Industrial Design, Visual Communication Design and History of Art, Design and Visual Culture. The Department offers BA, BDes, BFA, MA, MDes, MFA and PhD degrees. It also administers a major visual arts facility, the FAB (Fine Arts Building) Gallery. The Department is home to a University Centre of Research Excellence in Printmaking and an emerging Centre of Research Excellence in Design.

The Department attracts 4000 half course equivalent undergraduate registrations per year. It has 50 graduate students and operating budget of CAD $4.5 million. It includes advanced specialized labs and studios for rapid prototyping, photography, all media for printmaking, five design computer labs, a 125-seat lecture theatre, a print study centre and a visual resource centre. The total annual research/project grants (2000-present) is on average CAD $500,000 per year. The Faculty of Arts also includes Departments of Drama and Music and 11 other Departments in the social sciences and humanities, with which the Department of Art & Design often interacts collaboratively.

The University of Alberta, founded in 1908, is one of Canada's largest research universities, and is situated in the provincial capital, Edmonton, a metropolitan area of over 1,000,000 with a vibrant artistic community and an excellent standard of living. The campus is located adjacent to one of the largest municipal park systems in North America and is approximately 3 hours by car from the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
UALB
Year Founded:
1970
Language of Operations:
English