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Communication Design

Pop Up Print Sale

October 30, 2019

Save the dates!

The Pop Up Print Sale is back! This year we will be at both campuses.

Made by RRC Winter Market at the Notre Dame campus
Thursday, November 28 from 10am to1:30pm

Exchange District campus atrium
Friday, November 29 from 10 am to 2 pm

We are selling a collection of student illustrated posters created over the past few years. We’ll have posters from the Iconic Winnipeg series, Quotables series and a collection of illustrated letters.

Prices are $10/poster or 3 for $25. There will also be a limited number of framed prints available for $30. Cash only please.


User Experience (UX) Analyst & Designer

March 22, 2019

Are you driven to help clients design software that they will love using?

The Imaginet team is seeking a UX Analyst & Designer local in the Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada) area. In this role for a UX Analyst & Designer, you will use your experience with user design methodologies using agile delivery to provide both creative and analytical ideas to support and improve user experiences. In client engagements, you will need to interview stakeholders, facilitate group workshops, provide mockups and wireframes, as well as gather requirements to articulate process flows and user interactions. You will also need to collaborate with the software development team to develop your wireframes and prototypes into a working product for an amazing user experience.

Critical Competencies for Success: Analytical, creative, passionate about UX.

Travel will be required (ability to travel to and from Canada and US). Imaginet does not sponsor work visas, and we are only considering candidates local in Canada.

Full details available at:


Grad Show 2018

March 20, 2018

Some say its going to be the BEST EVER!
Come join us for the 2018 edition of our Grad Show.
The show is open to the public all day Wednesday May 2 and Thursday May 3, 2018. Industry and former grads are invited to our Industry night on Thursday from 5 to 8 pm. It is also the 50th anniversary of the graphic design program so we are counting on you to share your memories and photos. We have set up an anniversary page at: 50th Anniversary.


Grad Show 2017

May 18, 2017

A big thank you to our industry family for coming out to see the work of our grads on Thursday May 4.

2017 Grad Show

March 13, 2017


Friends and Family Night – Wednesday May 3 // 10 am to 8 pm
Industry Night – Thursday May 4 // 5 pm 
Design Store will be open both evenings.
See our Grad portfolios at:

GDA Students in Toronto

January 12, 2017

GDA Toronto
All 13 students in the Graphic Design Advanced program flew to Toronto to attend the Design Thinkers Conference November 3 & 4. The students put togerther a video explaining why they wanted to come and won one of four $500 scholarships to put towards their cost.
DesignThinkers delves into industry trends with visionaries from a range of communications-related disciplines including design, user experience, advertising, branding, consumer engagement, film, social media and entrepreneurship. Sessions teach delegates how to create effective communications by exploring cutting-edge innovation, the latest technology, demographic and ethnographic trends, strategic management techniques, cognitive theory and much more.

Hely Schumann – 2015 Gillespie Award Winner

February 5, 2016

Graphic Design Advanced student Hely Schumann is this year’s Gillespie Award winner. Listen to Hely talk about her experience in our program in our new video.


Bruce Gillespie was an instructor at Red River College from 1989 until illness in 2007 left
him unable to continue teaching. Bruce left this mortal world in the spring of 2008 at the age of 57.

Over the course of his two decades at RRC, he crossed paths with hundreds of aspiring graphic designers, as a teacher, mentor, big brother and friend. In addition to teaching, Bruce is best remembered by most people for his encyclopedic knowledge of music, for his incredible album collection, and his own musical ability.

Application for the award is in the form of a poster that reflects on the marriage of music and art; collecting, giving, sharing, remembering and passion.

Previous winners are:
2014 Réanne Chamberland
2013 Steve Ramos
2012 Christian Gilbang
2011 Sam Giesbrecht
2010 Madison Zyluk
2009 Marie Hart
2008 Melissa Archer

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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