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  • Russell McGorman

    Signage Design Coordinator at Metrolinx

    Richmond Hill, ON

Summary: Skilled graphic designer, typographer, Type designer. Excellent illustrator and draftsman. Excellent and creative problem solver. I’ve worked in the graphic arts as a production artist and graphic designer, in the field of signage and environmental graphics and as a wayfinding signage specialist with experience in the development and implementation of identity graphics and graphic and physical standards for major public transit agencies and the design of wayfinding signage systems for public transit agencies and facilities. Specialties: Capabilities: • Adobe Illustrator • Adobe InDesign • Adobe Photoshop • CoreDraw • Corel Photo Paint • Adobe Acrobat • AutoCAD • FontLab Studio 5 • Glyphs Font Editor • Sketchup • Adobe Dreamweaver • HTML / CSS • Drawing, painting & illustration

Work Samples

Work History

  • Signage Design Coordinator

    • Metrolinx
    • Mar 2009 - Present (8 years 9 months)

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

  • Owner, Designer

    • Our House Graphic Design (OHG)
    • Dec 1985 - Present (32 years)

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

  • 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.

Education

  • 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

Specialties

Affiliations

SOTA, Toronto Type Club

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