By Greg Devitt
On 30, Jul 2012 | In Design | By Greg Devitt
Earlier this year I made the decision to apply for RGD (Registered Graphic Designer) status in Ontario. As described on the RGD Ontario web site:
The Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario was created by an Act of the Ontario Legislature to certify graphic designers who have met a rigorous set of standards that includes documented levels of relevant, professional education and experience, as well as demonstrated competence in the areas of business, design principles, research and theory and ethics through successful completion of a written test and portfolio interview.
R.G.D.s are prepared and capable to function as effective ethical, professional, responsible communications design practitioners, managers and/or educators. The R.G.D. and Registered Graphic Designer designations are signals of quality and competence to the profession, the public and the government. RGD Ontario is the only graphic design association in North America to have this kind of legislation. Our vision is for a graphic design profession that is broadly valued for its contribution to life, commerce and society.
I completed my written examination and portfolio interview a few weeks ago. Today, I am pleased to report that I received notification of my acceptance into the association. I am henceforth to be known as Gregory Devitt, RGD.