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  • Russell McGorman

    Signage Design Coordinator at Metrolinx

    Richmond Hill, ON

Summary: Skilled graphic designer, typographer, Type designer and developer of OT feature laden typefaces. Excellent illustrator and draftsman. Excellent and creative problem solver. An honours graduate of OCA (now OCAD), I began work as a graphic artist at silk-screen printing shop where I developed an abiding love and appreciation for type, typography and the art of lettering. In 1985, I had the opportunity to go to work for GO Transit, Canada's largest regional public transit provider, as a signage designer and fabricator. Having always been a strong believer the positive role played by public transit's in building livable and sustainable cities, I have proudly served in a number of roles in GO Transit's and Metrolinx's signage, standards and capital infrastructure desing and development ever since. Shortly after starting to work for GO, I also began and continue to operate a part time freelance design business. I've also continued to paint and draw and now include designing and publishing custom and retail typefaces in my repertoire. To every task, I bring 30+ years of experience as a graphic designer, mainly working with signage and wayfinding, my skills as an artist and technician and my dedication to delivering the best possible results. Specialties: Capabilities: • Adobe Illustrator • Adobe InDesign • Adobe Photoshop • CoreDraw • Corel Photo Paint • Adobe Acrobat • AutoCAD • FontLab Studio 5 • Glyphs Font Editor • Adobe Dreamweaver • HTML / CSS • Drawing, painting & illustration

Work Samples

  • graphic design

  • Logos

  • Signage

Work History

  • Signage Design Coordinator

    • Metrolinx
    • Mar 2009 - Present (8 years 1 month)

    signage and environmental graphic design
    wayfinding strategy design & implementation
    project coordination & management

  • Owner, Designer

    • Our House Graphic Design (OHG)
    • Dec 1985 - Present (31 years 4 months)

    Our House Graphic Design,
    Signage, Identity, wayfinding, consulting, Illustration & type design.

  • Designer

    • Seeds of Africa
    • 2011 - 2011
  • Signage Design Coordinator

    • GO Transit
    • Dec 1985 - Mar 2009 (23 years 3 months)

    Signage and environmental graphic design. Project coordination and project management.

  • Graphic Designer

    • Multiple Arts
    • 1980 - 1985 (5 years)

    Silk screen printing shop. Clients included museums, display manufacturers, retailers, ad agencies and film production companies, electronics manufacturers.

    Products included, graphics for exhibitions, didactic and decorative panels for museums, POP displays, props and set decorations for movie shoots, circuit boards, acid etched brass panels, store front signs, packaging and more.


  • Life

    • Surviving and Thriving
    • 1954 - 2011
  • George Brown College

    • Illustration / Cartooning
    • 2005 - 2007
  • George Brown College

    • Digital Graphic Design
    • 1984 - 1985
  • Ontario College of Art and design

    • Advertising Design and Typography
    • 1983 - 1984
  • Ontario College of Art and Design

    • AOCA Fine Art / Conceptual Art
    • 1975 - 1980



SOTA, Toronto Type Club