PAST CLIENTS

AGO

Andre Iguodala​

Artistry Worldwide

Canon

Cineplex Odeon

Drake

DVSN

Effie Awards 2019

Fools Gold Records

Jesse Jones

The Legends League

Marcus Troy

Matter Unlimited

Mosaic

Pirates Blend Records

PROJECT Fashion Events

Telus

Timberland

Timex

Toronto Blue Jays

Universal Music Group

Warner Music Group

LEADERSHIP

The Remix Project

Creative Arts Program

Alumni Mentorship

2021

St. Edmund Campion S.S.

Music + Design

Guest Speaker

2017

St. Edmund Campion S.S.

Music + Design

Guest Speaker

2016

The Remix Project

Creative Arts Program

Design Mentorship

2011

SERVICES

Art Direction

Creative Direction

Brand Identity

Sports Design

Brand Strategy

Print Design

Marketing

A+R

WORK

H-N-Z

Art Director + Designer

2006 — 

 

The Remix Project

Design Instructor

2018 — 

Contre-Jour

Music Management 

2014 — 2018

Unknown Collective

Senior Designer

2010 — 2013

Specializing in
Art Direction,
Sports Design,
Brand Identity,
& A+R.

My name is ERICH 'HEINZ' RIGONAN and if you couldn't tell I am a bit of a sports enthusiast. I have over 15 years of experience in design and currently working as an Art Director and Sports Designer with a background in Music Management and A&R. Having strong skills in creative thinking, project management, and art direction, I develop and design brands that create an impact with a forward-thinking eye. Currently, I am pursuing my dream of being the Creative Director of a MLB organization in order to make a positive impact on a city's sports design scene.

 

As an instructor at The Remix Project's Creative Arts Program for Graphic Design, I share my experiences with students in order to help them realize their potential as entrepreneurs and designers.

 

Oh, and I'm a little obsessed with Baseball and Star Wars... like, a lot obsessed.

Get In Touch

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My Bucket List

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Testimonials

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Frank William Miller Junior
Creative Director at Matter Unlimited

FWMJ, 'Summer of Soul' Documentary, Jay Electronica
FWMJ.COM

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Bryan Brock
Photographer & Creative Director

'Walk On By' Exhibit, DVSN, The Remix Project, 1LOVETO
BRYAN-BROCK.COM

I've known Erich going on 20 years, and he is one of the few designers that I came up along side of that I look to for constant inspiration. Such and incredible understanding of branding and color and spacing and creating a sense of mystery in his work where the project allows. His typography game ain’t no slouch either. He also has a great sense of what’s next when it comes to trends in design, pop culture, music et al. I couldn't recommend Erich enough when it comes to helping define a vision for your branding and design needs.

We met over 15 years ago on the set of a music video and have watched each other grow as creatives ever since. In 2018, I hired Heinz as a Graphic Design Instructor for the Creative Arts program at The Remix Project and have watched him grow in the role teaching and sharing his experience as a designer. He has become a mentor to his students, always pushing them to challange themselves to be better designers. I've worked with Heinz on a variety of projects over the years and his attention to detail and level of execution continues to set the bar.

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Jesse Jones
Television Host + Brand Builder

Bachelor In Paradise Canada, The Drive, Jones & Jones
IAMJESSEJONES.COM

Erich has been a go-to for design for many years. He's helped me craft and build brands for personal projects, but has also partnered up with me for client initiatives that my team and I at Jones & Jones work on. Heinz is great at understanding your vision and then helping display it creatively in a way that's relevant and timeless. He's also not afraid to share his opinion and that's probably the most valuable thing about working with him. He comes with a perspective on the world that will help you shape and build a firm stance on where you want to go with a particular project. And because of that, at the end of the day, you have a solid output. He's reliable, delivers great work and will keep you and your team's ideas fresh. I highly recommend having a conversation with Heinz when it comes to bringing your creative and design needs to life.

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Sagal Ali
PR Director at Kensington Health

Kensington Health, Brwn Collective, SA Strategy
BRWNCOLLECTIVE.CA

Working within the health sector for many years, I wanted a creative outlet for myself during the pandemic, so I started a small business which needed a visual identity before launching. We started by discussing who I wanted my audience to be was and how I wanted to visually communicate to reach a diverse group of people while still keeping my voice and personality. He asked a lot of challenging questions about my brand that made me think about it in ways I never thought of before, which helped shape our plan on what I wanted to achieve with the brand identity. Erich came up with a fresh, forward-looking logo that will serve me well for years to come. With his design as my foundation, I've been able to complement it with photography and packaging that rounds out my brand's identity system.