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Signage & Wayfinding Designer

Cygnus Design Group

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted June 8, 2021.

Cygnus Design Group is Canada’s leading wayfinding and environmental graphic design organization.

With offices across Canada, we improve how people navigate environments, access important products and services, and engage with our client’s brands.

Find out more about our work at

We are seeking a designer with prior experience in signage and wayfinding, or a related field.

This role requires strong planning, design, and production experience to develop and oversee implementation of large signage programs.

Awareness of production techniques, materials, and finishes are strongly preferred.

Salary expectations are requested in a cover letter.

Please include a website or pdf of relevant work.

General Responsibilities: Develop signage programs from established signage standards.

Develop comprehensive sign plans to meet regional bylaw requirements.

Oversee and lead all tasks related to project delivery from tendering to completion.

Specific tasks could include: Create and refine message schedules and locations plans.

Develop sign elevation drawings and spec materials and finishes for signage outcomes.

Develop tenant signage specifications.

Review sign bylaws and provide city coordination.

Coordinate with signage production and installation vendors.

Review shop drawings and vendor supplied documentation for compliance with design intent and municipal building/accessibility standards.

Attend site reviews, progress meetings, installation reviews and deficiency walk-throughs, and provide reports related to project progress.

Ideal candidates should have: Project management experience: ability to manage multiple clients and projects with minimal oversight.

Fabrication knowledge: understanding of materials and manufacturing processes.

Software experience: Comfortable with G Suite apps, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator.

Experience or training in a design related industry is an asset.