Graphic Designer
Eclipse Awards - Vancouver, BC

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Eclipse Awards is looking for a gifted Graphic Designer to help us create beautiful recognition awards that will thrill our clients and the recipients. This position provides an amazing opportunity to work directly with some of the world’s most successful organizations, while also providing a unique creative outlet that involves designing awards, creating marketing materials, and contributing graphically to our social media efforts. Imagine stepping into the cockpit of a high performance vehicle...this is our vision:

Eclipse Awards aspires to create beautiful things that make people happy, build resilient communities, regenerate the environment, and transform the way people think about recognition.

Company Background
Started in 1998, Eclipse Awards has evolved into a world-class recognition awards boutique built on excellent customer service, superior craftsmanship and an eye for beautiful design. We operate in a 4000 sq.ft. warehouse with a greenroof in Strathcona and serve clients in communities throughout North America. This year, Eclipse was selected as BC’s Best Employer by Small Business BC.

Job Description
The successful candidate will work directly with our clients as well as with our sales, customer service and production teams to design attractive, personalized recognition awards. Primary duties include creating personalized artwork proofs for each award project, ensuring these are approved on time, and printing the approved proofs for our production team. There are typically between 10-30 projects happening at any one time, and each has a varying timeline.

Primary Duties
design attractive, accurate layouts for clients in a timely fashion
coordinate with sales rep to meet all of the client’s needs and expectations
coordinate with production to ensure award graphics can be etched with precision and beauty
follow up with clients to ensure timely approvals
print accurate production-ready templates

Secondary Duties
manage photo documentation of products and projects
create concept drawings for custom projects and new award ideas
work with outsourced suppliers to oversee the creation of quality graphics, artwork, and image rendering when needed
assist in layout design and uploading of online marketing (blogs, banners, social media, etc.)
contribute artistically to the development and direction of Eclipse’s branding and marketing
design attractive ads, brochures and client proposals
assist creatively in the development and design of new awards and products
create accurate, production-ready technical drawings for award prototypes, etc.

Required Skills - you must have these ones
good working knowledge of CorelDraw, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat) & spreadsheets
excellent communication skills, both written and oral
ability to juggle and prioritize multiple concurrent projects and deadlines
knowledge of photography and digital photo processing techniques
incredibly well-organized and extremely attentive to details
ability to work independently, but also a good collaborator/team player
a good sense of aesthetics with the ability to visualize shapes and layouts
knowledge of fonts and typography

Desired Skills - it would be nice if you have these ones
experience with industrial design and packaging
basic coding knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript, etc
familiarity with Flickr, Facebook, Mailchimp and Unbounce

resourceful, with the ability to quickly diagnose problems and discover effective solutions
professional, mature, responsible and self-motivated
flexible - willing to accept other tasks, duties, and responsibilities as required
process-oriented with a focus on precision and accuracy

Compensation & Particulars
this is a full-time position that would commence immediately
$15/hour to begin during 3 month probationary period
increasing to a starting wage between $16 - $17+/ hour, commensurate with skill displayed in this position

How to Apply
Applications will be accepted until October 31, 2012, however interviews will commence as applications are received.

To apply, submit your portfolio link, resume and cover letter
Please no phone calls or drop ins.
Applications without portfolios will not be considered

Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.
We thank you for your interest in a career with Eclipse Awards.