Rita Siow, founding AGDA member, General Manager, committee member, friend left us last Saturday in peace, and all too soon.
If you have travelled the graphic design world in Australia—and beyond—in the last forty or so years you would have been touched by Rita and her bright, careful and thoughtful ways. Many designers, sponsors, friends of design enjoy a community dreamed up and nurtured by Rita. Be it our annual awards programme, championing women, students, emerging and wayward designers, or as one of her many friends, co workers, AGDA members and friends, and committee members—we are all her family.
Rita in her thirty plus years of service to AGDA steered a steady progressive organisation spirited by care, cheer, prudence, passion, and hard work. In her wake Rita shaped an industry now we all take for granted.
Many of you will have fond memories of Rita, her infectious laugh, her knowing gaze, thoughtful conversations, her ridiculous work ethic, the fun fact that she always avoided sharing her age, her infinite energy, her steady spirit.
Our thoughts are with her family and friends now and in the coming months. Please join us in celebrating Rita’s life with your photographs, memories, collaborations, drawings, ideas of Rita. Sign into your Member Account, write an Article and tag it with 'Rita Siow' and publish it and share here for all to enjoy.