David Gillam is a Principal Designer at City ID. Since joining in 2007, David has worked on a variety of citywide and regional projects including Southampton Legible City, Bath Public Realm and Movement Strategy, a Legible London pilot scheme and the London 2012 Olympic Park wayfinding strategy. Most recently, David has been leading the design development of WalkNYC with PentaCityGroup in New York City and the system design of Interconnect West Midlands in the UK. City ID develop unique design, information and wayfinding solutions to integrate people, movement and places. With multi-disciplinary design studios in the UK and US, City ID is a pioneer and innovator in placemaking, city identity and wayfinding projects. The team includes urbanists, planners and designers with a global reputation for improving the legibility and experience of cities and transport systems. David has a passion for making networks more legible through a combination of user-centred research and planning, intuitive information design and enhanced environments.
As a Principal Designer on Interconnect, David Gillam has been involved with developing and promoting a visionary blueprint for improving the journey experience across public environments, transport services and information systems within the West Midlands. David was lead author and designer of ‘Interconnect – Improving the Journey Experience’ published in 2014. The project has now been recognized as a benchmark for other places around the world wishing to improve the journey experience and a European Good Practice in Mobility Management. Interconnect has recently won an International Institute of Information Design Gold Medal award for Traffic and Public Transport as well as a Silver Award for the Interconnect publication. WalkNYC has received awards from AIGA, World Architecture News and has recently received this years International Institute of Information Design Gold Medal award for Wayshowing. David has spoken at a number of recent events including talks for AIGA and School of Visual Arts in New York, APBP in Colarado and the University of the West of England in Bristol. He is currently working on the system development of WalkNYC for transit and leisure environments, as well as Bristol Legible City 2.0.