TORONTO—The judges are in.
Design Edge is happy to announce the 2012 Regional Design Awards judges, who will evaluate all the entries (except those from their own geographic region). This year’s Reggie judges bring a wealth of design expertise and experience to the task. They include:
Representing British Columbia and Yukon: Chris Dallin, director, Branding & Design, DDB Canada, Vancouver, B.C. Dallin brings 20 years’ experience to the judging panel. His resumé also includes Ken Koo Creative and Hangar 18 Creative Group.
Representing Alberta and Northwest Territories: Ryan Kelly, creative director of RED the Agency in Edmonton. In his time at RED Ryan has helped build the agency into one of Western Canada’s largest independents.
Representing The Prairies and Nunavut: Catharine Bradbury, president, Bradbury Branding & Design Inc. in Regina. Catharine has won well over 200 international, national and regional design awards and has been at the helm of her prosperous design company for 23 years.
Representing Ontario (K, N, P postal codes): Leslie Miles, creative director of Gordon Group Marketing + Communications in Ottawa. With over 20 years in the industry, Leslie specializes in developing strong, high-impact brands for organizations in both the public and private sectors.
Representing Ontario Horseshoe (L postal code): Peter Gabany, creative director of Limelight Advertising & Design in Port Hope, ON. Limelight grew from a creative incubator into a hotbed of creative and strategic thinking. Peter is experienced in strategy, creative, and conversion.
Representing Toronto (M postal code): Dave Watson, creative director of design, North America at TAXI North America in Toronto. Over the last 10 years, Dave has created award-winning work for national and international clients.
Representing Quebec: Barbara Jacques, creative director of Identica Branding and Design (Cossette Communications Group Inc.) in Montreal. In 2004, Barbara co-founded Hero agency where she was able to sign many different brands. Cossette bought her agency in 2007 and now at Identica she guides a multidisciplinary branding and design team.
Representing Atlantic Canada: Tom Murphy, creative director of Target Marketing & Communications Inc. in St. John’s. Tom has won hundreds of national and international awards over the past 25 years.
To read longer bios of each judge and view their photos, visit the judging page on the Reggies website.
Entries will be judged on originality, creativity, craftmanship, effectiveness, and overall experience.
The earlybird date for Reggies’ entries is Feb. 3. So far the Ontario Horseshoe region is leading in entries, with B.C./Yukon not far behind.
Regional Design Awards sponsors include: TI Group (presenting sponsor), Annan & Sons, Bigstock, Kallima, Unisource (gold sponsors), ASL Print FX (printing category sponsor) and Flash Reproductions (regional sponsor). Read more about the sponsors.