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Executive Director

Australian Graphic Design Association

State President

Australian Graphic Design Association

General Manager

Australian Graphic Design Association

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Rita Siow

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. Among her 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. She 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.

AGDA - Ernie Orel

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Rita Siow, Executive Director of AGDA remembers Ernie as above all, a dear friend who genuinely cared about his clients, colleagues and community.

Rita Siow appointed AGDA ...

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Rita Siow appointed AGDA General Manager in January.

Contacts and Councils

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AGDA General Manager, Rita Siow: gm@agda.com.au Mobile: 0439 887 399

Icograda News 24/10/99

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Rita Siow is the newly appointed General Manager of AGDA, an exciting and challenging role. She has served previously in AGDA as State President for 3 years and National Councillor for 5 years, initiating and working on many national projects including the AGDA National Biennial Awards, AGDA Scholarship Foundation, AGDA Design Week and AGDA Operations Manual. Recently she served in the role of National Awards Manager which oversaw the successful implementation of the 4th National Awards program.

She has a background in communication design and international marketing and has also worked as a design manager and international business consultant for the education and training sector.
Having successfully promoted World Graphics Day in Australia, she now intends to promote other Icograda projects such as the Nagoya Poster Exhibition. Email Rita Siow at: gm@agda.com.au

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