RGD’s Creative Directions Conference to take place Saturday, March 7 in Toronto

creativedirections2015-inOn Saturday, March 7th, The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) will host its 2015 Creative Directions Conference (formerly HeadStart), the organization’s largest annual career development event for emerging creative professionals and those looking for fresh perspectives on the industry. The conference includes opportunities to visit leading creative studios, connect with industry influencers, receive constructive feedback on your work, and hear insights from individuals representing a variety of creative careers and experience levels.
Whether you’re a student, recent grad, or professional designer, Creative Directions will provide you with a fresh perspective on the industry and how to establish, build and grow a rewarding career within it. It will take place Saturday, March 7 from 9 am to 5 pm at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library (pictured previously), 789 Yonge Street (just north of the Yonge & Bloor intersection) in Toronto.
RGD members can attend the entire day for $75 and half day for $40. Non-RGD members can attend the full day for $110 and half day for $60. Bring your portfolio and have it reviewed by industry professionals. The event includes pecha-kucha style presentations by industry professionals on “The Worst Criticism I Ever Received” and “Misconceptions about the Industry upon Graduation.” Ilise Benun from Marketing Mentor will present “Networking Tips for the 21st Century,” and a panel of senior designers will discuss “Things I Wish I Knew.
creativedirections2015-1-inFor more information and to register, please visit http://www.rgd.ca/events-and-programs/creative-directions.
The Association of Registered Graphic Designers www.rgd.ca. is a hub for the graphic design community, promoting knowledge sharing, continuous learning, research, advocacy and mentorship. It works to establish professional standards, best practices and innovative thinking within the graphic arts industry and beyond. RGD currently has over 3,000 members.

Tony Curcio
Tony Curcio is the news editor at Graphic Arts Magazine.

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