Placemarque

Careers

Want To Join The Placemarque Team?

We would like to hear from creative and motivated people with skills in graphic design, wayfinding design and product design at all levels.

Please send your CV and link to a portfolio (max 10MB) – no agencies
to: info@placemarque.com

We will only be able to respond to applicants we are seriously considering.

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Sue Manley

Strategy Director

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An architect by training, Sue founded Placemarque in 2000 after she discovered her passion was in designing ways to help people feel confident to explore and connect with where they are.

As Strategy Director, her core approach is to first understand a place and its barriers to movement, so that the right solution can be found to make sense of the place. Sue likes to come up with simple ways to bring ideas across, break down barriers to movement and help people navigate in and around buildings and places.

A member of RIBA and fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Sue speaks regularly at universities and business events to share her approach and insight.

 

 Key Skills

+ Architecture

+ Wayfinding Strategies

+ Project Lead

+ Planning Advisor 

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Guy Warren

Design Director

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Guy is a wayfinding and graphic designer, and has been Design Director at Placemarque since 2005.

He loves to get under the skin of a place to understand what makes it unique, and is particularly interested in how typography and graphic design can be used to reflect and express a place’s identity and sense of belonging in the built environment.

Guy leads on projects across all sectors, working collaboratively within multi-disciplinary design teams, and bringing his perspective on understanding how people intuitively navigate about a place to deliver cohesive urban design solutions.

Guy is a member of the Chartered Society of Designers.

Key Skills

+ Wayfinding Strategies

+ Graphic Design 

+ Digital Design

+ Project Lead

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Sophie Campbell

Creative Director

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As Creative Director, Sophie leads on projects across all sectors, finding the right strategy for developing bespoke wayfinding solutions. She liaises with clients to get to the heart of what problem needs solving, and uses her technical design and collaborative skills to develop innovative design solutions.

Sophie has a keen eye for detail and loves to uncover hidden gems in a place that can become the inspiration for a design strategy. She uses her creative graphic design skills to develop beautiful layouts that will work for all different types of users.

Sophie is a member of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and loves developing relationships with peers across the urban redevelopment sector.

Key Skills

+ Project Management 

+ Wayfinding Strategies

+ Graphic Design 

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Hannah Southwell

Graphic Designer

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Hannah is a wayfinding and graphic designer. She loves getting to design for real places, researching the unique story behind a place, and turning concepts and ideas into a final scheme. Her work for the 2018 award-winning Ireland’s Ancient East project for Failte Ireland is a great example; the final spiral design reflected the historic Hill of Tara logo.

As well as developing strategies and concepts, she also secretly loves getting stuck into the detail: working out how to translate all the important information and content into the sign design.

Hannah is currently supporting the practice in exploring the development of wayfinding strategies using big data and digital technologies.

Key Skills

+ Wayfinding Strategies

+ Graphic Design

+ Detail Design

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Ellie Firrell

Graphic Designer

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Ellie’s training in graphic design and visual communications gives her the insight needed to carry out wayfinding audits of a place to understand the user needs, and the skills to design beautiful and user-friendly maps, floorplans and diagrammatic illustrations.

She loves helping bring a sense of order to a place, and encouraging people to explore and find out what’s on offer. Ellie has a diverse experience working across all sectors – from large estates to heritage sites and town centres, and has worked with prestigious clients including King’s College London and University College London.

Key Skills

+ Graphic Design 

+ Information Design 

+ Placemaking

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Tom Cookson

3D Designer

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Tom’s background in product design means he brings a practical perspective into the creative team which helps with visualising how a graphic template or concept will translate into a real, physical object in situ.

His strong understanding of 3D objects helps with determining material choices and how a sign would actually be manufactured. He works with our clients to develop 3D and digital design solutions.

Tom enjoys presenting design concepts to clients, and loves to collaborate with his colleagues.

Key Skills
+ 3D Design
+ Graphic Design
+ Product Design

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Tom Ryan

Assistant Designer

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Tom joined the team as a graphic designer in June 2019, and focusses on designing maps, graphical floorplans and grammatical illustrations, and where to position signs for the right outcome.

Tom loves how each project is different. He likes learning about a place, learning how to build a strategy and concept, and understanding the unqiue story of a place to be able to deliver a unique solution for a place.

He also loves to experimenting with finding new technological solutions to problems, as part of our Placemarque Lab.

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