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Diana Varma RGD

Diana Varma RGD is an award-winning design educator by day and a podcaster by night; getting creative with creatives about all things creative. She is a woman in STEAM who operates a traditional offset printing press, a variety of digital press technologies, as well as engaging in exploratory print-making practices such as LEGO letterpress. She teaches within the School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM) and the Master of Digital Media (MDM) program at Toronto Metropolitan University, as well as through digital learning platform, Domestika.

Diana has written 150+ published articles in Graphic Arts Magazine and through the Association of Registered Graphic Designers, as well as 170+ episodes through her podcast called Talk Paper Scissors, speaking with global experts about design, printing, typography, branding, books and publishing.

Diana holds the position of VP of Education on the RGD Board of Directors for Canada’s largest professional association for graphic designers and she’s actively involved in organizational initiatives, chairing the RGD’s Education Committee, regularly speaking at conferences and conducting workshops.

Toronto, ON

Member since January 25, 2021

Lecturer @ Toronto Metropolitan University


What's my favourite part of being a member of the RGD community?

“The people! The incredible, talented, delightful people! My favourite part is simply the community itself and there's nothing I've found that's quite like it.”

How do I think RGD has helped me in my career?

“The RGD has helped connect me with so many creative folks in cross-disciplinary fields, who I never would have met without this organization. I've also had the opportunity to work on several important initiatives within the Education Committee and share my slice of the knowledge pie through webinars, panel discussions and workshops.”

What is my largest source of inspiration?

“Passionate, well-intentioned people who want to contribute positively to the world. I've learned to surround myself with these humans in my personal and professional lives and many of these people can be found within the RGD community.”