Experienced Graphic Designer
Teamrecruiter.com - Guelph, ON

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Our client is well-established in the printing and consulting industry. They are looking for a Senior Graphic Designer in Guelph, ON to work on a long term assignment.

Essential Duties:
Please note part of this job candidate need to work in Oakville at least two days a week.

  • Establish and maintain high levels of customer satisfaction.
  • Gather client requirements for all document design and printing projects.
  • Completing design projects independently with minimal guidance.
  • Advise clients on the best use of media.
  • Maintain strong relationships with clients.
  • Provide alternative visual and composition ideas to client.
  • Create or modify digital documents using office
  • Desktop publishing and web page design software - using various platforms.
  • Adapt existing graphic elements with newly created graphics to complete graphic/digital projects.
  • Educate the client and Account Associates on designing
  • Preparing and producing quality color documents.
  • Maintain file management.
  • Learn optimal qualities and configurations of digital Printing Technology for jobs specific to the equipment.
  • Remain fluent in current industry software (i.e. Quark, Illustrator, and Photoshop, Web publishing Freehand etc.) and graphic trends.
  • Work with print production staff to ensure hand-off design to production is efficient and error free.
  • Provides consultation to customers to determine nature and content of designs
  • Estimate costs of materials and time to complete graphic design.
  • Develop a concept from clear but broadly defined customer input.
  • Develop graphic elements that meet customer’s objective.
  • Prepare layouts and graphic elements of the subjects to be rendered.
  • Able to scan full colour images and accurately judge colour output on a variety of devices.
  • Use existing photo and illustration into design.
  • Coordinate all aspects of print productions for print or electronic materials.
  • Complete all pre-flight requirements as needed.
  • Use customer feedback to improve performance graphics services at the site.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of industry trends latest software applications and can articulate benefit to customer.
  • Project manages the implementation and integration of low to mid-level complex GA projects.
  • Provides consultation to customers to provide strategic input and concept development for major projects.
  • Develop creative concepts from vague broadly defined customer input.
  • Establish guidelines and coordinate all aspects of third party contracting as required (may include photographers, illustrators etc.)
  • Provide recommendations to customer as to best medium to produce desired visual effect and most appropriate vehicle for communication of message.
  • Provide guidance and input to less experienced designers.
  • Estimate cost of materials and time to complete graphic design.
  • Assume expert knowledge of the brand and corporate vision in order to bring about the ownership of brand standards across the account.

Required Skills:

  • Listen, understand and communicate effectively.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Understand digital colour environment and requirements
  • Able to prepress files in this environment.
  • Understand colour issues as it relates to offset and digital colour printing.
  • Ability to comprehend and translate customer requests to job requirements.
  • Ability to work with others in a team environment. * Creative and design on small projects with some supervision.
  • Work in multidisciplinary environment.
  • Provides graphic and digital document design services from concept to design to print management seeking guidance when required.
  • Working knowledge of multimedia software (i.e. Director).
  • Manage creative design and technical layout for small to medium sized marketing projects of moderate complexity seeking guidance only in unique situations.
  • Fully competent to perform more complex graphic and digital document design services from concept to design to print management.

Qualifications:

  • 2 to 4 year graphic design/fine arts diploma/degree from recognized institution or post secondary PC; Mac technology or graphics training or equivalent work experience in the graphics industry experience
  • In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience with graphics design; desktop publishing and web page design software; digital colour preflight and prepress workflow competency.; Creative talent as evidenced by a portfolio of completed work.; Proven ability to build and maintain relationships with customers and identify areas where relationships need to be built to increase use of design services
  • Web Design experience and knowledge of illustrations in order to determine the nature and content of the illustrations required to meet the customers’ requirements.
  • Candidate must have great time management skills, work independently, procurement experience and great communications skills.

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