Rita Siow worked as an art director and design manager before joining the tertiary education sector as lecturer and consultant.
A past State President of the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA), Rita also served in various capacities, as National Treasurer, General Manager and National Executive Director over a period of 21 years during 1992 to 2013, providing leadership in the implementation of policies, programs and partnerships with individuals and organisations nationally and internationally, to advance Australia's design profession.
successes for AGDA
are the Australian Design Biennale Awards and Touring Exhibitions, International Speaker Tours, AGDA Professional Development Workshops, Mentorship and Scholarship Programs, Industry Benchmarking Surveys, Icograda Design Week Brisbane and the Australian Poster Biennale.
Rita has lectured at academic institutions in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, London, Korea and Taiwan; consulted for the Design Singapore Strategic Plan 2009-2015; served as Master in Design external assessor for Swinburne University; advisory member and board member to government bodies and training councils, including CREATE, SA Government Cultural Industries Framework, Australian National Visual Arts Crafts and Design Training Advisory Board and the National Industry and Business Skills Australia; and AGDA representative on the Australian Design Alliance.
has juried both student and professional award competitions, received a nomination for the Telstra Business Women's Award, and numerous awards for her
work, including the Adelaide Art Directors
'Watering Can' Hall of Fame
, and the AGDA Awards Pinnacle, its highest design accolade on 3 occasions.
Rita is a member of AGDA (Australian Graphic Design Association) and AICD (Australian Institute of Company Directors).
A career currently spanning 35 years.