The Designer’s Notebook

Off to Toronto! Design thinkers Conference 2007


Graphic Design

Look out Hogtown… Redpoint Design is coming to town! I’m off to Toronto this week for a conference sponsored by the RGD (Registered Graphic Designers) association of Ontario. Design Thinkers 2007 is a hodgepodge of new media, branding and design leaders from across North America, with a myriad of session choices of presenter and subject matter.

I’m most excited to see Debbie Millman of Sterling Brands, New York. Her ability to keep perspective on the life of a simple graphic designer, while offering insight into the realities of being a partner in one of the major US Branding Agencies is quite refreshing—and informative. I first heard her speak at Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton in ’05.

There will be workshops on trends in design, the ever-evolving internet, and commentary on where we are going with design & communications in Canada today.

Oh, and we get to raid a variety of agencies in the Toronto area, poaching talent and clients where ever we go… OK… Maybe we’ll see the lunchroom and have a coffee, but we will get to tour many of our peers’ studios in TO. I just hope there is fooseball.

So, I’ll be away for the week of October 15-19. Sonya is being a good trooper and working hard back at the office. If there are any projects that need attention, she can help out. Feel free to email Sonya with any queries.

Let’s get started!

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