2016 Creative Earners Sponsors


RGD works to establish and promote professional standards and best practices in the graphic design industry. We certify designers who have documented levels of relevant education and experience; demonstrated understanding of business, accessibility, design principles, research and ethics; and a portfolio of work that applies creativity, imagination, empathy and problem-solving skills to complex communication projects. RGD is a hub, promoting knowledge sharing, continuous learning, research, advocacy and mentorship.

Creative Niche is a temporary staffing, permanent recruitment and executive search firm focused in advertising, communications, design, digital, marketing, public relations, social media, data and innovation throughout North America. Founded in 2002, Creative Niche firm connects top talent with agencies, design firms and brands ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500s. Creative Niche is headquartered in Toronto with offices in Ottawa and New York City.

GDC® is Canadaʼs national certification body for graphic and communication design and, since 1956, has established standards for design professionals, educators, and leaders. Through our certification program, GDC licenses the unique CGD™ certification mark to members whose services meet nationally standardized criteria. GDC operates 9 chapters across Canada.

Industry Partners

Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Adobe’s tools and services allow their customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success. Adobe helps their customers make, manage, measure, and monetize content across every channel and screen.

Applied Arts is Canada's leading visual communications magazine for graphic designers, art directors, new media designers, photographers, illustrators, and corporate communications professionals. Published 6 times a year (including the Awards Annual and the new Photography & Illustration Annual), the magazine enjoys a circulation of approximately 12,500 with an amazing 5 readers per copy. Applied Arts covers design trends, delves into the latest in technical and computer innovation, and highlights the work of Canadian photographers, illustrators and design firms.

Domtar is committed to the responsible use of paper. They’re also committed to communicating paper’s place and value to the businesses and people that use their products every day. Domtar designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers and personal care products. Domtar continues to be fuelled by new ideas, collaboration and technology to ensure sustainability for generations to come.

Whether you’re working at a design studio, ad agency or in-house, fresh out of school or seasoned veteran, you can trust Flash Reproductions to manage any printing job from offset to letterpress to digital. If you’re not sure of the best way to print a job, no worries - they’ll sort it out with you while respecting both your timeline and budget. They do it all with an eye for detail and an obsession with quality, because their goal is simple: to make you a superstar in front of your client.

The Pixel Shop is a team of interactive strategists, designers and developers based in Toronto. Their passion is conceiving, designing and building one-of-a-kind online experiences for their clients. Everything they do is part of an integrated approach to the digital channel that spans strategy to deployment, whether it’s a mobile app, an enterprise-level content management system or a marketing campaign, they craft it with love and attention to detail second to none.

An integrated, full-service creative advertising and design group, Tamm + Kit attracts and partners with some of the best people in our industry to produce award-winning work for internal and external marketing strategies. Why? Because we believe in integrity and hope that the good guys win.

Promotional Supporters

ADCC Alberta Magazine Publisher Association CAPIC Design Algoma Editors Association of Canada FITC IABC Ottawa IABC London IABC Toronto London Creative Network Professional Writers Association of Canada Sask Interactive Société des designers graphiques du Québec Sudbury Design Society