The main purpose of this position is to create and execute quality creative for clients. This position reports to the Design Studio Manager , Communications.
As our Graphic Designer, you will:
Take creative direction from internal clients and preparing concepts as required for a number of uses, such as: logos. Layouts, direct mailers etc.
Build files and prepare professional quality mock-ups for client presentation upon approval of ideas by Creative Directors (CDs)
Use studio technology to create mockups, including precision cutting and pasting skills
Present concepts to internal clients for approval/feedback, as required
Research images and ideas based on creative direction/art direction given
Create, revise and complete final files for print and/or web production as required by the Studio Manager
Evaluate projects daily, and on an ongoing basis, to ensure time and quality commitments are kept
Attend team meetings on a regular basis, as required by the Studio manager
Commit to deadlines based on workload, and skills set of the designer
Take steps required to ensure timeline commitments are made, including working extra hours to meet deadlines
Operate at an acceptable level of speed when producing files, as determined by the Studio Manager
Produce production files with a minimum number of errors, as determined by the Studio Manager
Follow Studio protocols with regards naming conventions and filing of project folders, archiving and other studio processes as determined by the Studio Manager
Follow process for time-tracking both manually, on docket folders, and electronically, via Oracle
Perform scanning, colour correction and image manipulation as needed
Make client changes to existing dockets, as required
Communicate changes which affect production delivery (i.e. system issues, materials missing, details missing) to the studio manager
Advise Studio Manager of potential delays or if deadlines cannot be met.
Ask teammates/Studio Manager for feedback or help if a stumbling block has been reached
Collaborate with Studio Manager or teammates on production issues
As our Graphic Designer, you have:
Expert skill level in Adobe CS5 (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop in particular) – the main industry standard software – for MAC
Graphic arts industry, particularly pre-press production skills and related technical processes.
A proficiency in various presentation softwares and their capabilities, including Powerpoint and Keynote. Additional presentation software like Prezi will be given additional consideration.
Intermediate troubleshooting skills for MAC and the MAC’s Operating System
Proven ability to manage tight timelines and cope with stressful deadlines.
Expert level skill on the Mac, including current OS software, and periphery programs
Able to function well as part of a large team
Excellent organizational skills.
Clear and professional communication skills
Basic conceptual skills
A minimum 3-4 years of experience in a graphic design studio environment, with accountability for file production
A degree or diploma in graphic design or equivalent experience
Completion of courses specializing in specific software including Adobe CS5 Maritz - 9 months ago