An update on GDC Manitoba news & events

GDC Manitoba eNews | June 2014

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Portfolio Review Workshop

PechaKucha Night Winnipeg




Receiving the CGD certification mark is an important milestone for any Canadian graphic designer, and GDC Manitoba encourages its members to go for it. To that end, a Portfolio Review Workshop will be held at Manoverboard, 308 Morley Ave. (shown above, photo courtesy of Manoverboard). Local CGD-certified members will advise members on a one-to-one basis on how to prepare a portfolio that will meet the criteria for the certification process.

This workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on June 28, 2014. Please contact Membership & Education Chair Carson Samson CGD to confirm your attendance and to learn further details.





PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 18 featured a wonderful group of presenters May 22, 2014 at the Park Theatre. In addition to the group photo above (courtesy of Adrian Shum CGD), you can see more pictures from this event on Flickr.


The official PechaKucha Winnipeg page has a wealth of information, too – including an archive of past presentations. The next event is scheduled for Sept. 11, 2014.

GDC Manitoba presents PechaKucha Night Winnipeg four times a year. Keep in touch with our social media channels for updates.





GDC Embark – this important new event for GDC Manitoba brings together a group of highly motivated, entrepreneurial-minded graphic designers, illustrators, letterers and typographers who have started (or want to start) their own design-related business. Discussions include the unique challenges that affect graphic designers running a business.

Event organizer Kevin Guenther is shown above with presenter Callum Beattie of Honest Agency at the inaugural GDC Embark Meetup June 11, 2014.

GDC Embark is presented by GDC Manitoba but it’s open to anyone who is interested. To participate, please join the Meetup Group





A gentle reminder to all CGD certified members: let’s all update our profiles on gdc.net. The new website looks great but we are each responsible for uploading case studies and profile pictures so that when viewers click the Find A Designer page, they don't see a sea of grey circles. 





GDC held its National Annual General Meeting in Ottawa June 5 to 7 this year. Our chapter sent three representatives: Chapter President Adrian Shum CGD, Chapter Vice-President Andrew Boardman CGD and our Education and Membership Chair Carson Samson CGD.

If you look closely at the photo above (courtesy of Adrian Shum CGD), you can spot each of them. There are more photos on Flickr



So many links, so little time. While activities inevitably slow down during the summer months, we'll keep in touch with through the social media channels below. Feel free to hit the "follow" and "like" buttons as you see fit.

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By the way, the image at the top is from a photo taken at Table for 1200, a remarkable event held on May 31. GDC Manitoba sponsored two tables and played along (mostly) with the “Winnipeg White Out” dress code. Of course, the event was recorded for posterity here, there and everywhere on the Interwebs.