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Robert Smith RGD - Association of Registered Graphic Designers. Ottawa, ON, CA

Robert Smith RGD

Owner/Creative Director | Association of Registered Graphic Designers

Ottawa, ON, CANADA

Creative Catalyst • Brand Builder • Speaker • Teacher



As founder and creative director of Greenmelon, I use my nearly two decades of experience to develop creative strategies–with a keen eye to messaging and aesthetics–for
clients such as Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Farm Boy Fresh Markets, Ottawa Tourism and Convention Authority, Canada Post Corporation, Canadian National Museum of Science and Technology, the National Gallery of Canada, Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Royal Canadian Mint.

I have received more than 100 awards of distinction from professional organizations and publications from around the world and have been featured in international trade magazines as well as being published in several hardbound publications.

I also speak at professional development seminars, post secondary and secondary schools as well as industry webinars. Recent topics include the future of package design, how social media has changed design and building a better brand.

In 2008 I received the prestigious “40 Under 40” award for business excellence and community involvement.

Industry Expertise (5)


Consumer Goods




Areas of Expertise (7)

Idea Generation

Product Design

Interior Design


Package Design


Brand Management

Accomplishments (2)

Industry Awards (professional)

• Graphis, Switzerland • "DESI" design awards, New York • Applied Arts • Advertising and Design Club of Canada • How International Design Awards • Mohawk Papers • Registered Designers of Ontario • Domtar Awards • Neenah "One" awards • Design Edge • Advertising and Design Association, Ottawa

Published Articles (professional)

• HOW Magazine • Applied Arts • Dynamic Graphics • Critique Magazine • Azure Magazine • The National Post • Design Edge • Ottawa Business Journal • Ottawa Citizen

Education (3)

St. Lawrence College: Design and Photography, Design and Photography 1989

St. Pius X:

St. LAwrence College: Graphic Design and Photography, Graphic Design and Photography 1989

- President's List - Board of Directors Student Representative - Vice President of Student Body

Affiliations (1)

  • The Association of Registered Designers of Ontario

Testimonials (1)

Ron Beltrame R.G.D., Coordinator / Professor, Graphic Design Program | Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology

" We have had the pleasure of having Robert Smith present to students in our program over the past few academic seasons. We found his presentations both educational and entertaining. His topics were current and his knowledge extensive. Robert presents with an energy and honesty that captivates and inspires our students."

Event Appearances (2)

The Future of Package Design

Headstart Conference  Toronto, Canada

The Future of Package Design

Webcast  Internet



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader


1000 to 5000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee