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2012 Olympics Wayfinding Designer joins CCD

2012 Olympics Wayfinding Designer joins CCD

Posted by: CCD Design and Ergonomics | Date added: Fri 08 Mar 2013

Chris Girling, one of the UK’s top wayfinding design experts and lead wayfinding designer for the London 2012 Games, is joining CCD Design and Ergonomics to drive the agency’s wayfinding offer.

Chris Girling, one of the UK’s top wayfinding design experts and lead wayfinding designer for the London 2012 Games, is joining CCD Design and Ergonomics to drive the agency’s wayfinding offer.

At LOCOG (the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games), Chris was lead wayfinding designer, responsible for the design and delivery of the London 2012 wayfinding and signage kit of parts. He worked with senior management designing a wayfinding and signage strategy for all competition and non-competition venues including the Olympic Park Common Domain, the Olympic Village and the Media Broadcast Centre. His work included the creation of a comprehensive set of guidelines detailing every aspect of the design and products required for games time. In addition he was responsible for the delivery of the wayfinding and signage for a number of competition venues within the Olympic Park, such as the Velodrome, BMX, Basketball and Eton Manor.

Prior to joining LOCOG, Chris had gained substantial experience in wayfinding for the transport sector during his five years at Transport Design Consultancy. At TDC he was primarily involved in information graphic design including a range of design projects, from branding and liveries to system maps and signing systems. Keys projects he worked on included St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International, Stratford International, Dubai Metro and Sydney Metro. Significant clients included London Underground, Eurostar, Southern Railway, Southeastern Railways, Highways Agency and BAA.

David Watts, CCD Managing Director says, “Chris is the perfect choice as we expand our wayfinding business – this is an area we believe has potential for substantial growth. He has particular knowledge of passenger requirements, and this sits perfectly within our approach of ‘putting people at the heart of everything we do’. His work for the 2012 Olympics has been widely acknowledged as outstanding, making a substantial contribution to the success of the whole event.”