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Full time Montreal

Intermediate Designer

How would it be if you were an Intermediate Designer at GH+A?

A GHA an Intermediate Designer is recognized as an experienced apprentice, well on the way to developing the skills to become a Senior Designer.

The goal of an Intermediate Designer is to contribute to creative, technical and project coordination to support the Project Directors and Senior Designers as part of a design team in the studio. Through mentoring, continuing education and work experience he/she will gain exposure to all types of design projects (retail, restaurant, shopping centre, urban development, etc).

All GHA team members are considered ambassadors of the company and are required to endorse and sustain through their actions, the core values and ideals of the company.

The Intermediate Designer has to contribute to respecting standards and procedures to reach profitability on all projects. He/she is responsible for the quality of his work. He/She understands the principles of project management, budgeting and invoicing and their impact to the business.


You’re interested but you would like to know the duties and responsibilities?

Here are some of them!

Design development

  • execution of specific design mandates by project

Technical development

  • preparation of technical documents

project coordination

  • undertake basic project coordination tasks


  • provide regular status updates and consult the Project Directors on any decisions that may affect the design integrity and/ or profitability
  • undertake basic client and supplier relation tasks


What are our “Must Have’s” for this position?

Education and training

  • Graduate of 3 year Design program (interior or architectural)



  • Minimum of 4 years of proven retail design experience, preferably with a focus on creative services, professional services, and/or retail consumer goods and services.


Skills and behaviors

  • Interpersonal skills – ability to interact effectively with team members
  • Communication skills – verbal, visual and written
  • Computer proficiency in word, excel, CAD, Photoshop, outlook, Indesign, illustrator, Sketch up.
  • Ability to multitask – contributing to more than one project at a time
  • Ability to read architectural documents
  • Conceptualization through sketching and illustration
  • Construction detailing knowledge
  • Capacity to have a cohesive overview of the entire design process
  • Ability to manage work within prescribed timelines and budget restrictions
  • Ability to accept guidance and instruction; understanding and applying new skills to future projects thorough understanding of the retail industry
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of trends in the retail and design industries
  • Bilingual


So what does GH+A stand for?

We stand for vital, engaging retail environments designed to yield exceptional and measurable results. We stand for the power of design to move people.


Since 1985, GH+A has evolved into one of North America’s leading retail design firms. With the combined expertise of our Montreal and Detroit offices, we’re adept at managing projects around the world.


Our out-of-the-box approach to retail design focuses on creating dynamic environments including stores, shopping centres and retail master planning projects, as well as the strategic positioning of the brand image of each space.


Why should you join GH+A?

We are passionate about design, creative and energetic, ambitious and talented. Our hard work and talent has been combined to create beautiful offices with a modern loft inspiration, complimented by luminous lighting and warm greetings. Our downtown location for both our Montreal and Detroit offices makes it easily accessible.


We offer competitive salary rates, group insurance and above all, a work environment that guarantees quality work, an engaging and social environment and talented colleagues.


Imagine the possibilities!

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