Intermediate Signage and Wayfinding Designer (6 mos. – 1 year contract)

FORREC is looking for a creative and versatile Signage and Wayfinding 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 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.

Our ideal candidate is a passionate and motivated designer with a minimum of five (5) years of signage and wayfinding experience. You will be required to co-ordinate multiple deadlines in a fluid work environment and communicate with internal and external project team members and clients. The role requires a self-starter with excellent time management skills, attention to detail, leadership skills, professional ethics and strong communication skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Create outstanding design solutions that adhere to graphic design best practices.
  • Design and specify components of signage for fabrication, complete with design intent specifications, details and sections.
  • 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.
  • Ongoing communication with the project manager(s) regarding the progress of assigned projects, ensuring adherence to timeline, deadline and budget.
  • 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 5 years’ (post-graduate) related experience as a Graphic Designer, specifically with signage and/or wayfinding exposure

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Exceptional knowledge of architectural 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.
  • Basic understanding of architectural plans.
  • Excellent communication/presentation skills.
  • Illustration and animation skills are an asset.

SOFTWARE COMPETENCY:

  • Proficiency in Adobe CC/CS Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • Proficiency in MS Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel & Outlook)
  • Knowledge of Adobe CC/CS After Effects or other motion graphics/animation software an asset
  • 3D modelling software knowledge an asset
  • Understanding of SketchUp, CADtools or Revit an asset

Send resumes to hr@forrec.com.

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