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RGD Ontario’s Annual DesignThinkers Conference will happen this year on November 2nd & 3rd in Toronto.

This years line up of speakers includes:

Ivan Chermayeff, Tom Geismar, and Sagi Haviv
Chermayeff & Geismar

Tom Geismar is a founding partner of Chermayeff & Geismar and widely considered a pioneer of American graphic design. During the past four decades he has designed more than a hundred corporate identity programs.

Brian Collins and Leland Maschmeyer
COLLINS

Brian Collins is Chief Creative Officer of COLLINS, a design company dedicated to inventing brand experiences and communications that shape companies and people for the better.

Stanley Hainsworth
Tether

Stanley Hainsworth is Chairman, Chief Creative Officer of Tether, a group of friends who are passionate about one thing: telling stories that matter.

Chip Kidd

Chip Kidd is a graphic designer and writer whose book jacket designs have helped spawn a revolution in the art of American book packaging.

Complete List of Speakers

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Title: Junior Web Developer
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posted: November 24, 2010

Forge Media + Design is a multi-disciplinary design firm that excels in the art and science of telling our clients’ stories in a compelling manner and with impact, across multiple media channels and applications. Based in Liberty Village and with a growing array of major clients, our work covers a broad range of disciplines, including digital content, interactive, corporate communications, branding, print, wayfinding, signage, exhibits and state-of-the-art media installations. Forge has built a solid reputation for our unique ability to fuse design and technology to build comprehensive solutions with harmony, elegance and function.

We have an immediate opportunity for a talented junior web developer that has a good working knowledge of the Mac OS X platform, a clean aesthetic style and strong enough coding skills to execute their designs with hand-coded, standards-compliant HTML and CSS to join our firm. Javascript/Server-Side scripting would also be an asset, but is not required. The candidate we are looking for will be expected to show initiative and be pro-active, have the ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively in a team, and consistently deliver superior solutions to address interactive content challenges.

If you feel you have what it takes and are ready to make significant contribution to our dynamic team, please forward your resume and portfolio to careers@forgeinc.ca

Posted: April 23, 2010
Closes: When filled
Company: Context Creative
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

We’re looking for a Project Manager with experience in print, email and Web, to join our award‐winning studio. You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of a number of accounts: liaising with outside suppliers, developing estimates, assisting with proposals, providing excellent customer service, offering guidance to both the client and the creative team, and building the business from within the existing client base. Highly organized and detail‐oriented, you must also have excellent communication and computer skills, including proficiency on Microsoft Word and Excel. Facility on a Mac is a bonus.

Context Creative is a Toronto based strategy and design company specializing in integrated communications campaigns. These include Web, Email, Print, Direct Mail and Social Media marketing.

For further details visit us on the web at www.contextcreative.com

Please send your resume and cover letter, along with salary expectations, to cjevons@contextcreative.com. We appreciate all submissions and will contact eligible applicants for an interview.

No phone calls please.

Assetize LogoPosted: Dec 30, 2009
Company: Assetize
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Professional athletes, including ones from the NBA and NFL, are looking to connect with sponsors. Want to help?

Assetize is looking for a Business Development Lead to pursue relationships with large and small brands. These brands would act as sponsors for tier 1 athletes and their social accounts.

Here’s why it’s a job you’ll love:

– Assetize is in the hottest space around – it’s the intersection of a multi-billion dollar industry (advertising) and the next billion dollar company (Twitter). You could be the one defining how this space evolves
– Wicked new offices at the corner of Yonge St. & King St. in downtown Toronto
– Surrounded by brilliant minds, and we don’t mean us. The office is shared with a VC, a YCombinator-type incubator program, numerous other startups, and a mobile consulting company that’s constantly wow’ing the world with their apps. The place oozes brainpower, while still being fun-loving
– Base salary, and performance bonuses

Here’s what you’ve got to be, to make the cut:
– Relentless. We need to get things done, and the only thing that matters is results. You’ve got to be ok with hearing ‘no’ from a brand 9 times, and still call a 10th time so they say ‘yes’ to you out of exhaustion
– Energetic beyond belief. People should be sick of being around you first thing in the morning, but miss you when you’re not around
Flexible. We’re a startup, so chances are you’ll be doing more than just what’s on this post
– Willing to play the high risk / high reward game that startups live everyday
– You should be ready to interview and start immediately.

Apply by emailing me your resume and a 2 paragraph blurb about why you’d be great for the job. Here’s a tip: the blurb carries as much weight as the resume, so make it count. Resumes state facts about your past jobs. We want to know why you’d be awesome for this job. Email address: saif at assetize.com

Know someone who’d be great for the gig? Pass it along and win $100 if we hire them. Or we’ll regift something that we didn’t like from Christmas. Kidding mom, I loved that sweater! <sigh>

Cheers,
Saif

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Title: Bilingual Web Developer
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posted: December 12, 2009

Forge Media + Design is a multi-disciplinary design firm that excels in the art and science of telling our clients’ stories in a compelling manner and with impact, across multiple media channels and applications. Based in Liberty Village and with a growing array of major clients, our work covers a broad range of disciplines, including digital content, interactive, corporate communications, branding, print, wayfinding, signage, exhibits and state-of-the-art media installations. Forge has built a solid reputation for our unique ability to fuse design and technology to build comprehensive solutions with harmony, elegance and function.

We have an immediate opportunity for a talented bilingual (French) web developer preferably with solid experience in CSS, D/HTML, Flash, PHP Javascript, MySQL, ActionScript and XML to join our firm. The candidate we are looking for will be expected to show initiative and be pro-active, have the ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively in a team, and consistently deliver top level solutions to address interactive content challenges.

If you feel you have what it takes and are ready to make significant contribution to our dynamic team, please forward your resume and portfolio to careers@forgeinc.ca

Republished from RGD Ontario

December 10, 2009
8:00 – 9:30 am
The Gladstone Hotel
North Ballroom
214 Queen Street West, Toronto

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the law but were afraid to ask. Copyright/trademark, employment, contracts and commerical litigation… The list of legal territories impacting graphic designers goes on and on but getting legal advice can be expensive. Join us for this interactive Q&A with lawyers with a range of specialties from our Legal Partner Keyser Mason Ball LLP. We’ll tackle all your legal quandaries and address some you may not have even thought of!

Panelists will be:

Amy Delisle – Amy is a member of the firm’s Business Law Group. She is actively involved with clients who are buying and selling businesses and assists small and medium sized enterprises with start up and organization.

Simon Heath – Simon is a member of the firm’s management labour relations and employment law group. He provides advice and services on all aspects of employment law including compensation arrangements, employment contracts and workplace policies, workplace restructuring, wrongful dismissals, employment standards, occupational health and safety and privacy.

Patricia Szwed – Patricia is engaged in a commercial litigation practice. Her practice involves issues pertaining to general business litigation, including shareholder disputes, municipal law issues and environmental compliance issues, employment matters and construction liens and claims.

Ashlee Froese – Ashlee is a lawyer and trade-mark agent whose practice encompasses intellectual property, branding, packaging, labeling, marketing and advertising law. She assists emerging and established clients in all aspects of brand protection, including copyright, trade-marks, branding and domain name law. Some of the questions that will be answered:

  1. When you’re pitching a proposal/concept to a client, how do you protect your intellectual property?
  2. What can you do when your intellectual property is being infringed?
  3. What are some pro-active steps that you can take early on in a relationship to help you collect on unpaid accounts from a client?
  4. What can you do if a client or another that you deal with it has breached a contract with you?
  5. If you use a corporation to carry on business, do you still need insurance? Are you free from personal liability?
  6. Does a contract have to be in writing to be binding?
  7. What are the benefits of a written employment contract?
  8. How much termination pay am I entitled to at the end of employment?
  9. When is a restrictive covenant enforceable?
  10. When can I compete with my former employer in the absence of a restrictive covenant?

Submit your own confidential legal questions in advance to sheila@rgdontario.com.

This breakfast will provide members and other designers a venue to discuss design and business issues, network, discuss the latest trends and learn from peers. This event is open to all but you must register in advance to attend, as seating is limited.

Pricing: Members: $20 + GST
Non-Members: $35 + GST

 To register, email sheila@rgdontario.com, or call 1.888.274.3668 1.888.274.3668