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Why Attend?

Need help convincing your employer to send you to DesignThinkers? Download a free letter template you can use to request approval from your manager or HR department to attend the 2019 conference. Get approval by April 26 to take advantage of Early Bird pricing!

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Looking Back: DesignThinkers 2018 Branding by Zulu Alpha Kilo

What did taking on the DesignThinkers conference branding mean to you and your team at the time? Working on the creative work for DesignThinkers was an important project for our team. Only a select few studios have worked on this, and having our work visible to the entire design community in Canada was both exciting

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Looking Back: DesignThinkers 2003 Branding with Pylon Design

Interview with Scott Christie RGD What did taking on the DesignThinkers conference branding mean to you and your team at the time? Terrifying, exciting, oh my god yes, we’ll do it. Oh, shit now what, how are we going to do the best idea yet? These are the thoughts that went through my head following

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Five Scholarships awarded to Members who embraced self-reflection

RGD is excited to announce the winners of five $500 Scholarships sponsored by One Twenty Three West, Pound & Grain, Twice and Will Creative Inc. To enter RGD’s Scholarship Program for DesignThinkers 2019 VAN (taking place at the Vancouver Playhouse on May 28+29), we asked Student RGDs, Provisional RGDs and Junior Affiliate Members to share

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Looking Back: DesignThinkers 2017 Branding with Rethink

We caught up with Hans Thiessen RGD, Partner & Creative Director of Design at Rethink, to reflect back on Rethink’s branding for DesignThinkers 2017, “Perspectives.”

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Become a Certified RGD to receive a free DT Vancouver registration!

Certified RGDs have a demonstrated understanding of business best practices, accessible design principles, research methods and ethical responsibilities, and the successful application of strategic design principles to marketing and communications challenges. If this sounds like you, apply to become Certified now!

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DesignThinkers Code of Conduct

The DesignThinkers Code of Conduct is in place to ensure that all participants feel safe during the Conference. 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.

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Looking Back: DesignThinkers 2007 Branding with q30 design

We caught up with RGDs Glenda Rissman and Peter Scott, principals at q30 design inc., to reflect back on their branding for DesignThinkers 2007, “What matters to you?”

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DesignThinker of the Year Award for Western Canada: Call for Nominations!

RGD invites nominations for DesignThinker of the Year Awards, honouring design-driven businesses in Western Canada. DesignThinker of the Year is awarded to Canadian chief executives who have incorporated design and design thinking into their organizations to achieve business objectives and drive innovation. 

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Emerging Designers are invited to apply for Scholarships to attend DT 2019 Vancouver

Student RGD, Junior Affiliate and Provisional RGD Members can receive $500 plus free registration to attend DesignThinkers in Vancouver May 28 + 29.

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