Cover: Design: Paul Tétrault, Tétro Design

Help us grow a bright idea!

Donate to the GDC Foundation this month. Join with our community to help increase funds for benevolent aid, grants and our scholarship program.

This year has been difficult for many designers, educators and businesses. Long-time supporters have suffered major losses, studios have had to lay off staff, businesses have shut down, and many have lost jobs. In fact, the pandemic has been a major challenge to all of us.

These new realities mean that the goal for the GDC Foundation's annual year-end campaign will be adjusted. Our expectations for prize donations will similarly be adjusted. We are proud of the progress we have made in building recognition of the GDC Foundation and in building our funds. We remain firmly committed to staying connected to our supportive community and to striving to increase funds for benevolent aid, grants and our scholarship program.

We are most grateful to receive whatever amount you can give.

Donate and Win

All donors in December 2020 will be entered in our draw for the gifts our in-kind donors have so generously offered this season:

Blair Enns
Win Without Pitching Pricing Creativity Action Pack Plus (value $320 USD plus shipping). The Pricing Creativity Action Pack Plus includes:     
• eBook   
• lay-flat binder delivered to winner (includes the tools section)     
• 5 Pricing Creativity training videos (viewable on WWP account)


Special combo prize! Paper and Printing! Value $350.

$100.00 worth of paper toward a designer’s print project. (Good time for a self-promotion or letterpress project!) Spicers is a leading distributor of commercial print and business papers, specialty products, graphic solutions, sign & display media & industrial packaging products.

Hemlock Printers
A $250 printing voucher from Hemlock Printers.
Hemlock’s Mission is to deliver exceptional printed products through teamwork, continuous innovation and a dedication to our craft.



Eye Magazine
A one-year subscription to Eye Magazine– 4 issues ($172 CAD value) Eye, the international review of graphic design, is a quarterly printed magazine about graphic design and visual culture.





Riding the Pine
Pick a Shopping Bag from eight different types. Add a Stay Safe Canada mask of your colour choice, too. And you get an Ion Design cowbell! Hey, the world needs more cowbell!
Riding the Pine is owned and run by Vancouver’s David (GDC Fellow) and Kaoru Coates.




Mitchell Press
Win one of five Creative Pioneers Casebound journals.
A beautifully crafted hard covered notebook. Six truly unbelievable stories share how creativity shaped the beautiful province of British Columbia. Digitally printed with gold accents, Smyth sewn and oh, that linen cover! 




Communication Arts
A one-year subscription to Communication Arts Magazine.
(6 issues, value $70 USD) Exceptional Design, Advertising, Illustration, Photography, Interactive and Typography, since 1959.







Met Printers
Win one of two bottles of olive oil provided by Met Printers in Vancouver.

Fine craftsmanship is demonstrated in countless ways, from spectacular art books to sublime culinary delights. Renowned for our award-winning print projects, perhaps it’s no surprise that MET’s private olive oil has also taken top honours at the prestigious NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition.

Every year, in what has now become tradition, we produce our 100% organic olive oil on the Kallas family orchard in the village of Elaia, Greece. From there, it is shipped to Vancouver, where it is specially wrapped and shared with good friends and colleagues.

Each bottle has been labelled and hand-packed with care by the MET team. Creative design by Letterbox Design.