Category Archives: Professional development

The Designer as Entrepreneur

Today’s designer hardly needs to be told that the discipline of design is rapidly evolving. But how many designers today consider themselves entrepreneurs? If you have not considered the possibility, you should, according to a revealing and insightful webinar presented … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Design – industry roundtable

I attended a roundtable discussion this morning, titled The Evolution of Graphic Design organized by RGD. The panelists represented the advertising, marketing, design, education and technology communities. They discussed the role and value of design in the commercial world, how … Continue reading

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DesignThinkers expands its horizons beyond portfolios to focus on ideas and dialogue

As someone who has been part of the DesignThinkers conferences from the very beginning – including participating in the planning when I was president of RGD Ontario – it has been interesting to witness the evolution of this event, especially … Continue reading

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Design Thinking – more important now than ever

The first page of the program for DesignThinkers 2010 proclaims that “Design thinking has never been more important.” I could not agree more with that sentiment. And I would also go a step further to say that the annual conference … Continue reading

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DesignThinkers – the ultimate ‘connection’ to inspiring ideas

We have so many ways to ‘keep in touch’ instantaneously today, thanks to the web, mobile phones, email, text messaging, intranets – the list just keeps growing. It’s all great, of course. But to me, nothing compares with hearing someone … Continue reading

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Thanks for making DesignThinkers 2010 a hit

Our annual DesignThinkers conference has concluded for another year and I am thrilled to say that the 2010 event was an overwhelming success. We had our largest attendance to date, with more than 1,300 delegates from across Canada and even … Continue reading

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Driving the creative process forward

The creative process, as many of you have certainly discovered, can bog down fast amid the diverse and often pressing business concerns that exist within the commercial environments we inhabit. To keep the creative process moving in the right direction … Continue reading

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