University of Reading internal signage and wayfinding

Regular signage and internal wayfinding projects for the University of Reading: for new buildings and extensive refurbishments conduct a wayfinding audit and assess the types, amounts and locations of signs required then propose new signs.

Use building plans and early site visits during construction to estimate signs required. Draft specifications in MS Word to request supplier quotes for budgeting.

Each proposal consisted of a photo-based report (which also acted as a proof) and annotated building plans (showing sign types and general locations). Proposals had to be approved by the Estates & Facilities project manager and their client team. After approval request updated supplier quotes.

Provide specifications, supplier instructions and artwork for identified maps and signs. Answer supplier queries, oversee installation and ensure project completion on behalf of the University.

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Tasks

Wayfinding audits, sign specifications, design and artwork.

Skills

  • Wayfinding consultancy
  • Typography and graphic design
  • Layout, typesetting and artwork
  • Project management (liaising with client, sign suppliers and other stakeholders and managing the project schedule).

Software

MS Word, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.

*Some of these projects were completed when I was a designer at design consultancy Text Matters.

Univ Reading sample floorplanUniv Reading sample floorplan
Example user-oriented building floorplans
Univ Reading sample building directory
Example building directory to accompany floorplan
Univ Reading internal signs location guide sample page
Page from example internal signs location guide showing sign types and positions
Univ Reading internal signs guide sample page
Page from example internal signs photo guide showing sign locations and proofs
Univ Reading sample floorplan
Example user-oriented building floorplan

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