Hello,
I'm Alan Joson

RGD

A phenomenal Visual Communicator & Creative based in Toronto, Ontario.

Black and white photo of Alan Joson, RGD.

About Me

I am a multi-disciplinary graphic designer and photographer who is passionate about the quality of design and effective communications.

Design

1

What I do

I use shapes, colours, and placement on various elements to create visually appealing pieces that communicate a message, idea, or concept.

Code

2

How I do it

I use many digital and traditional tools to create; be it software like InDesign to create a brochure; to a 4×5 Cambo to capture the play of light and shadow on tea leaves.

Experience

Creative Advisor  •  The Michener Institute of Education at UHN
     March 2018 – Present
  • Designed the inaugural issue for the Centre for Advancing Collaborative Healthcare & Education (CACHE)’s magazine “Together: Stories of Collective Impact”

  • Designed the award-winning 2020 Michener Institute Continuing Education Brochure

  • Created the logo and branding for various projects and departments at the Michener and UHN including Convergence Conference, The Future of Work: the Dr. Daniel C. Andreae President’s Lecture Series, Temerty Centre: Advanced Surgical Education & Simulation, Accelerating AI in Healthcare programs, Teaching & Learning Week
Graphics & Communications Coordinator  •  The Ontario College of Trades
     May 2016 – March 2018
  • Designed the inaugural issue for the Centre for Advancing Collaborative Healthcare & Education (CACHE)’s magazine “Together: Stories of Collective Impact”

  • Designed the award-winning 2020 Michener Institute Continuing Education Brochure

  • Created the logo and branding for various projects and departments at the Michener and UHN including Convergence Conference, The Future of Work: the Dr. Daniel C. Andreae President’s Lecture Series, Temerty Centre: Advanced Surgical Education & Simulation, Accelerating AI in Healthcare programs, Teaching & Learning Week
Design & Media Specialist  •  George Brown College

     December 2012 – May 2016

  • Designed the branding and photographed the portraits for the Connect to the Heart of GBC campaign. The campaign was a platform for George Brown College staff and students

Awards

AWARD

CATEGORY

YEAR

LERN International

Brochure Design
2020 Michener Institute
Continuing Education Brochure

2019

IABC Gold Quill
Merit Award

Magazine

Trades Today Magazine

2016 & 2017

MarCom Awards
Gold

Gold

Platinum

Honourable Mention


Trades Today Magazine

“Earn While You Learn” Website

“Make your mark” Campaign

“Skilled Trades 150” Campaign

2016

Education

SCHOOL

YEAR COMPLETED

DEI in the Workplace Certificate

George Brown College

2024 (Expected)

Social Media Marketing Certificate

George Brown College

2017

Advertising & Graphic Design Diploma (w/hons.)

Humber College

2012

Photography Studies Certificate

Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)

2008

Graphic Design Foundation Diploma

Ontario College of Art & Design University (formerly OCAD)

1998

Biography

You do good by doing good.

While completing my portfolio for entry into the Ontario College of Art and Design (now OCADU), I discovered my passion and enthusiasm for graphic design and photography. I joined the corporate world for several years while simultaneously engaging in creative pursuits, including managing my own photography business. In 2010, I completed my studies in Advertising & Graphic Design at Humber College. Having further refined my design skills through my time at George Brown College and at the Ontario College of Trades, I now balance my role as the in-house graphic designer for the Michener Institute of Education at UHN with an active career as a freelance designer. All of my roles have provided me with a singular perspective and clear understanding of what is vital to maintaining positive work relationships while simultaneously meeting and exceeding client expectations from my work experience in the corporate, education, and regulatory sectors and as a creative design entrepreneur.

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