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Toronto
Intermediate Communications Designer

The Cygnus Design Group Inc. is a professional design services organization and a national leader in providing communication solutions for the built environment. With offices across Canada, we work within a range of distinct but closely...

Toronto
Jr. Communications Designer

The Cygnus Design Group Inc. is a boutique professional services organization and a national leader in providing communication solutions for the built environment. With offices across Canada we work within a range of distinct but closely related fields encompassing wayfinding, environmental graphic design, industrial design, brand implementation, and architectural signage.


We seek a talented and self-motivated Jr. Communications Designer to support our national design team. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for helping to design graphic, communication and signage solutions for organizations within the corporate, hospitality, healthcare, education, and cultural sectors.

Responsibilities include:

• Design Support - illustrative activities including accurate modification of existing design solutions and creation of visual documentation.

• Project Coordination - working with clients/vendors, assisting project managers/designers, preparing charts/schedules, issuing and organizing project documentation, and misc. administrative tasks to support the studio.

 

The successful candidate will be well rounded and able to manage multiple tasks with little supervision. Previous qualifications required, either through work experience or education. These include;

• Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite

• Proficiency in Mac Operating System & Software.

• Reliable, self-motivated and able to meet deadlines.

 

Strong Preference will be given to candidates with the following skills/experience:

• A background in the following industries: architecture, interior design, graphic design, and/or industrial design

• Experience in the signage and/or graphics industry

 

Salary to be negotiated depending on experience ($40,000 - $45,000) .

 

Benefits available after probationary period.

 

Please submit your resume and portfolio to ontario.careers@cygnusgroup.ca.

 

Please do not use online application tool.

Victoria
Account Manager / Designer

The Cygnus Design Group Inc. is a boutique professional services organization and a national leader in providing communication solutions for the built environment. With offices across Canada we work within a range of distinct but closely related fields encompassing wayfinding, environmental graphic design, industrial design, brand implementation, and architectural signage.

We are looking for key personnel to help grow our Victoria office and support our national team. You can find out more about our work at cygnusgroup.ca.

 

We seek a talented and self-motivated Account Manager / Designer to work with the design team on consulting projects across North America.  

 

The successful candidate will be responsible for designing graphic, communication and signage solutions for organizations within the corporate, hospitality, healthcare, education, and cultural sectors. We envision this as an intermediate to senior level position and the successful candidate will be responsible for client facing project activities.

 

i.       Job duties:

·       Independently & as a member of a team develop & execute signage & wayfinding projects for hospitals, college/university campuses, corporate environments & other public facilities

·       Create & refine signage drawings, specifications, graphic standards, nomenclature & other documents pertaining to signage & wayfinding programs

·       Create & refine message schedules & location plans

·       Manage & maintain client & internal project budgets

·       Develop schedules to meet project deliverables, & ensure delivery of projects & all deliverables are submitted on schedule

·       Report on project status & keep internal management & clients up to date with project progress

·       Schedule suppliers, production & installation requirements to meet client & internal deadlines

·       Ensure all project documentation is accurate & meets project requirements

·       Build client relationships, both new & existing

·       Supports Business Development & Marketing/Communications in the acquisition of new business

·       Inform proposal pricing strategy

·       Ensure all projects comply with profitability expectations of the company

·       Supports the improvement of work methods, procedures, & guidelines

·       Makes recommendations on emerging trends and areas of change necessary to develop/maintain the leadership of Cygnus within the marketplace

·       Supports regular team building events and activities

·       Supports Cygnus corporate and brand culture

·       Engaged and involved in regular status meetings

·       Supports knowledge building opportunities within the studio

ii.      Requirements:

       Must be fluent in both written & spoken English

       Excellent written & oral communications skills

       Proven experience with client communication and presentation skills

       Degree/diploma from a recognized University or College in a design related field, such as graphic design, interior design or architecture

       Five – 10 years experience in a design studio environment

       Keen sense of creative thinking & problem solving

       Excellent organization skills & attention to detail

       Reliable, self-motivated & takes the initiative to start work, make improvements; & anticipates needs

       Able to follow direction & work independently or as part of a team

       Ability to manage concurrent deadlines & work under pressure

       Understanding of design, branding, usability, & information management concepts & trends

       Proven experience in a design or project management role on large scale initiatives

       Promoting the company in a positive manner & being involved in the design community

       GDC certification or SEGD affiliation an asset

iii.     REQUIRED SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE:

       Proficiency in Mac Operating System & Software.

       Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite

       Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel) or equivalent

       Competency in 3D software (Form Z, Sketchup, AutoCAD, etc.) an asset

 

Terms of employment: Permanent full time

Annual salary: $65,000 – 75,000

Benefits: 50/50 Employee medical / dental benefits package after 3-month probation period

 

 

 

Please submit a resume and cover letter to victoria.careers@cygnusgroup.ca.

 

Please do not use the online application tool. 

Victoria
Jr. Communications Designer

The Cygnus Design Group Inc. is a boutique professional services organization and a national leader in providing communication solutions for the built environment. With offices across Canada we work within a range of distinct but closely related fields encompassing wayfinding, environmental graphic design, industrial design, brand implementation, and architectural signage.


We seek a talented and self-motivated Jr. Communications Designer to support our national design team. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for helping to design graphic, communication and signage solutions for organizations within the corporate, hospitality, healthcare, education, and cultural sectors.

Responsibilities include:

• Design Support - illustrative activities including accurate modification of existing design solutions and creation of visual documentation.

• Project Coordination - working with clients/vendors, assisting project managers/designers, preparing charts/schedules, issuing and organizing project documentation, and misc. administrative tasks to support the studio.

 

The successful candidate will be well rounded and able to manage multiple tasks with little supervision. Previous qualifications required, either through work experience or education. These include;

• Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite

• Proficiency in Mac Operating System & Software.

• Reliable, self-motivated and able to meet deadlines.

 

Strong Preference will be given to candidates with the following skills/experience:

• A background in the following industries: architecture, interior design, graphic design, and/or industrial design

• Experience in the signage and/or graphics industry

 

Salary to be negotiated depending on experience ($40,000 - $45,000) .

 

Benefits available after probationary period.

 

Please submit your resume and portfolio to victoria.careers@cygnusgroup.ca.

 

Please do not use online application tool.

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