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Nov 11, 2021 Available for 10 days

Show Me the Money: Designer Self-Promotion Panel

Rahul Bhogal RGD, Julian Brown RGD, and Elana Rudick RGD

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We've all heard tons of tips for promoting ourselves and our design services, but how often do we discuss the dollars and cents? When does in-kind become out-of-pocket? How do you put a price on followers? What is a design award worth? How much is too much... or not enough? Join Julian for a transparent discussion with designers from across Canada. They'll share their experiences describing the success (and horror) stories about their efforts promoting their firms and help you understand what it costs to invest in yourself.

About Elana Rudick RGD, Founder & Creative Director at Design Is Yummy
Design Is Yummy is an award-winning studio in Montreal that specializes in design solutions to cohesively communicate brand identities. Over the past 15 years, Elana has had the opportunity to collaborate with countless creatives, build successful design teams and foster meaningful relationships with clients. In addition to being Certified through the RGD, Elana is a mentor for the UX Design Career Track at Springboard. When not working on her RGB glow, you can find her picking through design books or at home baking with her 2 tiny humans

About Glenda Rissman RGD, Principal at Q30 Design INC.
Glenda is a co-founding partner of q30 design. She has enjoyed a long career and has evolved and stayed relevant in an industry that has experienced enormous change over the past 4 decades. Glenda was born and educated in Montreal, so staying current is embedded in her DNA. Her projects are informed by her curiosity to experience the world through the lens of culture: design and art.

About Julian Brown RGD, Motion Designer & Speaker at On The Chase!
Julian is the designer and entrepreneur behind the motion design studio ON THE CHASE! Just under ten years young, OTC! has won international awards and collaborated with diverse clients ranging from retailer Shoppers Drug Mart and consulting giant Deloitte, to video game maker Ubisoft and charity WWF. His videos have racked up millions of views and he has been profiled in design magazines as a rising young talent. A proud member of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD), Julian is a VP on the RGD Board of Directors and an avid speaker and design advocate. He is a graduate of Toronto's York/Sheridan Design Degree program, a world traveller and, most recently, a proud and terrified father.

About Nick Richards, Founder & Executive CD at Will
Nick has over 26 years of brand, retail and campaign development experience, from his time in London, Doha, Johannesburg and now, Vancouver. In 2014, Nick co-founded Will, a 30 person, strategy-led creative agency, committed to doing transformational work for like-minded clients looking to do great things in their industry. He’s fortunate enough to have been highly acclaimed by many of the awards shows that you know, but also by his Mum, who you probably don’t.

About Rahul Bhogal RGD, Founder at Nothing Design Studio
Rahul is a brand identity designer helping brands connect with people through design that is honest, simple and beautiful.With over 10 years of industry experience, he has worked with notable brands that include Snapchat, UCLA, autoTrader, CanLan Ice Sports and Telus. He focuses on idea-driven strategy and design to create to advance timeless identities for clients across the globe. He has been recognized by Awwwards, Applied Arts Mag, AIGA, Logo Lounge, Win Out Mag and the Best Brand Awards, including Best Brand North America.

Rahul Bhogal RGD

Nothing Design Studio

Rahul is a Toronto-based designer with over 15 years of industry experience. He is certified RGD, sits on the Registered Graphic Designer evaluation committee, and is a Board Director for the Sikh Heritage Museum of Canada. In 2016, Rahul decided to break free from the corporate world to start his design practice, aptly named NOTHING. He has since had the privilege to collaborate with clients from around the world, spanning startups to iconic heritage companies. He’s partnered with brands like Lindt & Sprüngli, Canada Post, Healthline, Snap Inc, UCLA, University of Toronto, and Church+State. His work is recognized by The Dieline, Applied Arts Mag, Communication Arts, Awwwards, CSSDA, and Monotype, to name a few. Rahul is also an aspiring storyteller. He's appeared as a guest speaker on The Quickie podcast, left his mark in the halls of Parliament with his poster design for Sikh Heritage Month, and, in 2023, successfully navigated his first speaking engagement at The First Round conference by The Brand New. Rahul's unique perspective allows him to find beauty in every corner of life. With his playful creativity and genuine curiosity, he's dedicated to crafting work that stands as a testament to his passion and professionalism.

Julian Brown RGD

ON THE CHASE! Motion Design

Julian Brown is ON THE CHASE! Julian creates ‘motion-first’ brands and content for smart clients (Sport Chek, University of Toronto, Cineplex, World Wildlife Fund). His motion design & branding projects have been awarded by Graphis, The Webbys, Adobe and many more. Julian is a speaker on motion design, running a solo studio, and, sometimes, telling people why their offices f*cking suck. He serves as a VP on the Board of Directors for RGD, Canada’s largest design association. Julian is a York/Sheridan Toronto alumni, a world traveller, and this one time he starred alongside his dog in a TV ad for pet food. It was adorable.

Elana Rudick RGD

Design Is Yummy