Gerry was posthumously given the inaugural ‘thedesigners award’ in 2017. From their website:
“The highlight of the night however, was probably the presentation of the first ever ‘thedesigners award’ – a new award presented to a local individual that has contributed greatly to the advancement of our creative community. Unfortunately Gerry Porter passed away last fall, but his work, story, humour and enthusiasm will live on forever. He was a pioneer in many ways for our province, one of the first to try many new things as they became a reality. A graphic designer, an illustrator, a comic book writer and artist, a political satirist, loving husband, father and grand-father. Gerry Porter was a great friend to our design community and will be missed.”
Also, make sure to check out this video made by Benjy Kean for the event!