Graphic Designer
IRIX Design Group Inc. - Vancouver, BC

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The position: Graphic Designer (Full Time)
Start date: Immediately

We are looking for a graphic designer who is keen to pursue a career designing in the field of marketing and advertising. The ideal candidate will have a background in fine arts, graphic design or multimedia production and a strong desire to learn about all aspects of agency life.

A graphic designer will be responsible for creating design solutions that have a high visual impact. The role involves listening to clients and understanding their needs before making design decisions. The designer's designs are required for a huge variety of products and activities, such as websites, advertising, books, magazines, posters, product packaging, exhibitions and displays, corporate communications and corporate identity, e.g. giving organizations a visual 'brand'. 

Bachelor's or equivalent qualification in Graphic Design, Fine Arts, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Legally entitled to work in Canada
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint,)
Knowledge of graphics software: CorelDraw, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
Knowledge of Flash, Sony Vegas, Premiere Pro, and After Effects is a bonus
A strong creative flair
Strong attention to detail
Exceptional organizational capabilities
Ability to work independently
Working knowledge of social media platforms
A high-level of enthusiasm and a conscientious attitude
A genuine desire to gain hands-on experience working in an agency environment
Strong layout and typography skills
Chinese language written and conversational is a bonus but not required

Roles & responsibilities

meeting clients and account managers to discuss the business objectives and requirements of the job;
interpreting the client's business needs and developing a concept to suit their purpose;
thinking creatively to produce new ideas and concepts;
using innovation to redefine a design brief within the constraints of cost and time;
presenting finalized ideas and concepts to senior designers and creative director;
working with a wide range of media, including photography and computer-aided design;
proofreading to produce accurate and high-quality work;
contributing ideas and design artwork to the overall brief;
demonstrating illustrative skills with rough sketches;
working on layouts and artworking pages ready for print;
commissioning illustrators and photographers;
working as part of a team with printers, copywriters, photographers, stylists, illustrators, other designers, account executives, web developers and marketing specialists.

How to apply
Please send your resumé and a covering letter, explaining your relevant experience to date and why you would like to work with us, to our job posting email. Please submit with subject line [IRIX- Graphic Designer Job Application] The deadline for applications is 11.59pm on September 6,2013. We thank you for your application. Please note that only those candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

About this company
We are a well-established Vancouver-based design, marketing and advertising agency, specializing in the development and roll-out of...