Senior Signage & Wayfinding Designer - Toronto
06/11/20
Designers come to FORREC because our projects are like nothing they’ve worked on before in traditional design environments. Creativity is our lifeblood, and we draw from the talents of five studios to get the best results. You’ll collaborate with award-winning architects, landscape architects, interior designers, graphic designers and creative leads to come up with amazing ideas that raise the bar. We want people who challenge the every day.

Summary
We’re looking for a creative and versatile Senior Graphic Designer with a passion for storytelling and visual communication. The incumbent will be responsible for a wide variety of in-house and client graphic design projects, including environmental graphic design, signage + wayfinding, exhibit graphics, branding + visual identity design, print collateral, marketing support, proposals and presentations. The designer will work independently and as a key partner on fast-paced interdisciplinary teams of architects, landscape architects, visual creatives and interior designers. Reporting to the Director – Graphic Design Studio, you will also work closely with various Project Managers and other graphic designers. Part of your responsibilities will be to oversee and/or assist the work of Junior and Intermediate Graphic Designers on specific projects, as well as manage Graphic Design Interns.

Our ideal candidate is a passionate and motivated designer with a minimum of ten years of experience. You will be required to co-ordinate multiple deadlines in a fluid work environment and communicate with internal and external project team members. Excellent time management skills, attention to detail, strong leadership, professional ethics and strong communication skills are essential.

Job Description

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Create outstanding and design solutions that adhere to graphic design best practices.
  • Design and specify components of signage and complete drawings for fabrication & installation intent, including design specifications, details and sections.
  • Act as the main point of contact for clients, vendors, consultants, and project teams on all assigned projects.
  • Collaborate with other studios/disciplines to execute collateral creation projects.
  • Ensure designs follow project schedules and quality standards.
  • Recommend techniques, methods, and media best suited to produce desired visual effects and successfully achieve required design results.
  • Discuss and/or articulate schedule, concepts and/or rough sketches with the Director, Graphic Design Studio and/or Project Managers
  • Liaise directly with clients on assigned projects.
  • Mentor, assign and supervise the activities of interns, junior and intermediate graphic designers on select projects.
  • Act as a thought leader and strategic thinker who can understand and engage with a wide variety of other studios within FORREC
  • Enthusiastically participate and contribute to office activities, initiatives and learning programs

Qualifications

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Graphic Design from an accredited University/College or foreign equivalent
  • Minimum of 10 years (post-graduate) related experience as a Signage Designer
  • Minimum of 3 years leading teams and/or projects

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:
  • Exceptional knowledge of signage + wayfinding strategies and solutions, including fabrication and mounting details.
  • Exceptional design sense with the ability to integrate messaging, colour, imagery, and typography into three-dimensional built environments.
  • Able to sketch and illustrate digital concepts proficiently in Adobe Illustrator.
  • Understanding of wayfinding, applying traffic flow, orientation, hierarchy, typography, symbols and colour.
  • Knowledge of accessibility guidelines, including the ADA,
  • Ability to read the basics on an architectural plan.
  • Excellent communication/presentation skills
  • Illustration and animation skills are an asset.
  • Adobe CC Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesignProficiency in CADTools required
  • Proficiency in MS Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel & Outlook)
  • Knowledge of Adobe CC After Effects or other motion graphics/animation software an asset
  • 3D modelling software knowledge an asset
  • Understanding of SketchUp, CAD and Revit an asset

 

Please apply with your resume and portfolio to .