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28 May 2024

Senior Wayfinding Strategist

Our client is a well-renowned design studio with expertise in wayfinding, placemaking, branding and design. This role will be in their Melbourne office,  and you will work with the team across their offices across Australia, New Zealand and London. This is a well-established studio that produces world-class work and has a strong foundation in health, wellness and real work-life balance for its employees.

They are seeking a talented and self-motivated senior level Wayfinding Strategist to join their team.  This is an excellent opportunity to lead, nurture and shape a growing team of creatives whilst delivering high profile projects throughout Australia and internationally.  You will have at least 5 years of experience in wayfinding and design and have hands-on artworking skills and the ability to assist where required.  This role reports directly to the Head of Wayfinding, Senior Designer and/or Project Lead.

The projects are diverse, with a particular focus on transport and the urban realm. You will have the knowledge and confidence to work closely with clients and stakeholders in these sectors, to deliver exceptional creative responses to demanding design briefs.

As the ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in cities and a passion for developing enduring products and solutions. Working closely with their studios in New Zealand and the UK, you will have energy, a voice and enthusiasm to inspire the team and represent the company at all levels, coupled with the drive to continually push yourself and grow in a personal and professional capacity.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as project lead, managing budget, resourcing and project team.
  • Working with planning and design teams to develop strategy documentation, including reports, signage schedules and placement plans.
  • Undertaking project and user research, and data analysis.
  • Undertaking audits of existing signage schemes and documenting the results collected.
  • Collaborating with other design disciplines to co-ordinate designs, and assisting graphic designers with artworking tasks.
  • Assisting with the development of core graphic elements, colour palettes, typography, maps and pictograms, and the ability to demonstrate an understanding of information design principles.
  • Designing templates and producing reports, project presentation design, and assisting with tender submissions.
  • Maintain knowledge of industry trends and develop technical and professional development skills.

 

Skills and Experience:

  • A creative and self-motivated wayfinding strategist with experience and a keen interest working on projects within the transport, aviation or infrastructure sectors.
  • 5 years experience minimum / 8 years preferred.
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Design or Planning related subject.
  • Experience multi-tasking and working across concurrent projects and sectors, with partners such as Architects, Engineers, Landscape and Urban Planners.
  • Excellent conceptual and strategic thinking skills with a user-centric focus.
  • Great written, spoken and interpersonal communication skills, with confidence at presenting work to clients and stakeholders.
  • Conscientious, detail-oriented and organised, with proven time management skills.
  • Proactive, collaborative, and works well under pressure.

 

If you have a love of design, a book full of wayfinding experience and solutions - we would love to hear from you.

Due to the volume of applications, we can only reply to candidates who are suitable for our current roles.

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