McMillan award-winner announced


    OTTAWA, Aug. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - The Association of Registered Graphic
Designers of Ontario (RGD Ontario) has announced the recipients of the 2009
Student Awards, including the McMillan National Award of Excellence.
    In recognition of her outstanding achievements, the winner is Winnie Ma,
a graduating student from the joint design degree program offered by Sheridan
College and York University. Winnie receives a $1,000 cash prize, a special
certificate, and a profile of her work in Applied Arts magazine.
    "We applaud Winnie and her work," says Lisa Rickenbacher R.G.D., Managing
Art Director, McMillan. "Our hope is that our support of RGD Ontario-and this
award in particular-can help nurture young talent across the province."
    Winnie's award-winning work can be seen at
    This year, RGD Ontario distributed $18,000 in cash prizes to 12 students.
There were four regional awards for Excellence across media and 14 awards for
Excellence in specific media, which included branding, logo design, books and
editorial, multimedia, packaging, and print. A jury of award-winning creative
professionals selected the winners.
    RGD Ontario's Student Awards program aims to bring industry professionals
together with emerging designers to promote excellence and encourage the next
generation of design professionals to the highest levels of creativity,
innovation, and conceptualization.

    About McMillan

    McMillan is a creative agency that focuses on two things: taking brands
from where they are to where they ought to be; and developing and delivering
integrated marketing campaigns that make sales and marketing VPs smile.
McMillan works with a portfolio of national and international clients
including Adobe, CA, CMHC, Canada Post, Canadian Bankers Association, CIRA,
Canadian Medical Association, D&B (Dun & Bradstreet), Forest Products
Association of Canada (FPAC), Intuit, McGraw-Hill, and Microsoft.

    About RGD Ontario

    RGD is the professional body for graphic designers in Ontario, setting
standards of practice in graphic design, improving the quality of design
education, and promoting the value of design to business. RGD grants graphic
designers who qualify exclusive use of the designations Registered Graphic
Designer and R.G.D.

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