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full time montreal

Designer – Retail

GH+A design studios is looking for a senior designer to join our team !

Our Senior Retail Designer is focused on creating new and evolved store designs. This person can translate and adapt concepts to unique spaces and environments. This person has a collaborative approach, is future focused, customer-centric and dedicated to creating exceptional experiences aligned with our client’s brand strategies. This person has an “all hands-on deck” approach and is well versed in both store concepting and technical retail store design.

Your Role:

  • Lead design projects in programming client needs, conceptual design, schematic design, and design development
  • Generate compelling conceptual design
  • Collaborates with team leads to capture accurate information as well as translate concepts, sketches and/or verbal communications into design documents (2D and 3D)
  • Resolve complex technical and design issues
  • Guide and mentor junior staff
  • Managing and guide client expectations, team communication, and consultant coordination
  • Monitors quality, accuracy and consistency of documents, details and any graphics
  • Work with consultants, contractors, fabricators, specification writers, and regulatory agencies to meet overall project objectives
  • Provide project team coordination for the finished plans, specifications, and material selections required for construction
  • Participate in the construction administration of projects and review of submittals and finish samples
  • Collaborate with Project Directors in regard to workloads, billing, and staffing.
  • Contribute to office activities, initiatives, and learning programs

Basic Requirements  

  • Bachelor’s degree in design architecture or related field.
  • 4-5 years of experience in the Interior Design or Architecture industry, preferably with particular emphasis on large development projects such as shopping centres.

Your Qualifications

  • Proficient in 3D modeling software AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Revit and Bluebeam
  • Experience with 3D modeling of fixtures and store design concepts is preferred
  • Flexibility to focus on a variety of project types or multiple projects in various stages of development
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Understanding of design theories, material, and color.
  • Knowledgeable of retail trends, consumers needs and understands the retail marketplace.
  • Strong conceptual definition and storytelling skills.
  • Competent organizations skills and the ability to work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Strong leadership, communication, and relationship management skills
  • Passionate, self-starting, intelligent, dedicated, efficient
  • Enjoys both taking responsibility and team collaboration
  • Detailed understanding of FF&E design and deliverables
  • Passion for both the big picture design ideas and the details
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills


GH+A design studios is…

Where people united by passion, design, and creativity collaborate towards a shared vision.

Where we are nimble enough for each team member to carve out their own space and make things happen, and confident enough to encourage positive change through actions.


Your contribution: Be Yourself. Be Open. Stay Hungry. Collaborate. Challenge. Decide and Go For It


Why should you join GH+A design studios?

With over three decades of retail design experience, our reputation has been built on successful relationships with clients and consultants on both sides of the lease line. We are a curious team of 50+ passionate, creative, and strategic thinkers who reposition and reinvent shopping centres, inject retail vitality into mixed-use developments, and devise immersive experiences for our hospitality, fashion, health & wellness projects. We design and transform spaces into inspiring and engaging environments with purpose and authenticity. With offices in Montreal (Quebec) and Detroit (Michigan), GH+A designs for an international market with a strong focus on customer experience and outstanding performance.

We pride ourselves on our openness and inclusive work philosophy where our transparency encourages co-operative team energy and a highly interactive design approach.

We offer competitive salary rates, group insurance, hybrid/flexible work policy, career and professional development, paid holidays between Christmas and New Year (in addition to your vacations) and a wellness day.

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