Ken Rodmell, considered by many to be the dean of Canadian art directors, will be celebrated on June 26, 6 p.m. at The Hoxton, 69 Bathurst Street, Toronto as part of Design Edge Canada's Regional Design Awards (the Reggies). The event is presented in collaboration with the Toronto chapter of the Communication Designers Association (CDA). According to a Design Edge post Rodmell will present a short retrospective of his life's work, sharing stories of his methods, mentors, career and craft.
Rodmell, winner of the Les Usherwood Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Advertising & Design Club of Canada, as well as the National Magazine Awards' Lifetime Achievement Award, has art directed such prominent publications as Canadian Art, Canadian Business, Quill and Quire, Where, Toronto Life, and Toronto Life Fashion. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art & Design, Rodmell went on to be a long-time instructor in OCAD University's Graphic Design program.