Sneak Peek at the NMA40 Design


The National Magazine Awards Foundation is pleased to announce a partnership with Studio Wyse for the creative design of the 40th anniversary National Magazine Awards. Art Director Vanessa Wyse and her team are the talent behind the new NMA40 logo, and will be creating the look and feel for the anniversary year creative, including the gala program and event material.

We are thrilled to have Vanessa overseeing the creative direction for our 40th anniversary. She’s an NMA winner and has a superb eye for design excellence. The NMAF is fortunate to have someone with such a great feel for Canadian magazine creation working with us for this milestone year.
— Nino Di Cara, President, NMAF

Vanessa has been nominated for 21 National Magazine Awards for her distinguished work at Chatelaine, Report on Business and, of course, The Grid. In 2012 she became the first Canadian art director in a dozen years to win the triple gold in Art Direction of an Entire Issue, Art Direction of a Single Article, and Best Magazine Cover. She has won 5 Gold Medals and 2 Silver Medals at the NMAs since 2004.
Check out StudioWyse.com for more.

“Studio Wyse has a long history with the NMAs and are thrilled to be involved in celebrating 40 years of editorial excellence. For this years visual direction we went back through the archives and took design cues from when the NMAs were established in 1977. We couldn’t resist the fun, colourful and quirky nature of magazines in this era. We built the design around Philip Kelly’s font, Pump, drawn for Letraset around this time, which had the perfect amount of character and sophistication for this special anniversary.”
–Vanessa Wyse

The NMAF is getting ready for a huge year celebrating Canadian creators. We’ve announced our Call for Judges. And coming up on November 16, it’s Winners’ Circle–a networking event exclusively for NMA winners and nominees. RSVP to attend.

Stay tuned for updates on what’s new this year, and the Call for Entries for the 40th anniversary National Magazine Awards.

Association of Registered Graphic Designers hosts 2 events on Future by Design


As a creative professional, how do you connect with your target audience in a way that captivates, inspires, and makes a lasting impact?
The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) invites you to join a discussion of how cultural shifts, technological advances and the growing desire for authenticity, immediacy and accuracy across all media will influence future content consumption and the nature of communication.
With two upcoming events that will be webcast and include interactive discussions, participants can connect with creative professionals who are exploring new ways to engage in this environment and see how design thinking continues to influence audiences through the power of narrative.
Wednesday, April 8, 6pm
The Future of Storytelling
Live screening and interactive discussion

Panellists:
Farah Assir, UX Designer at The New York Times
Jake Barton, Founder of Local Projects
Elizabeth Laferrière, Art Director
Click here to learn more and register.

Tuesday, May 5, 6pm
Live screening and interactive discussion
Panellists:
Hannah Kreiswirth, Creative Director at Purpose
Marc O’Brien, Design Strategist, Creative Facilitator and Design Educator
Jason Ulaszek, Founder, UX for Good
Click here to learn more and register.
 
The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD). We are a non-profit, professional organization representing over 3,000 designers in Ontario and beyond.