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Graphic Designer Level 3 - (22144)

Montreal, QC
Description:
 
Senior Desktop Publishing and Document Formatting Position

We are looking for an experience Desktop Publisher to join our client's Team that supports a large Insurance client. Candidates must be polished and presentable with minimum of 3 years experience working in a corporate office environment. Candidates with web or freelance experience only will not be considered. This role is 80% desktop publishing - working in Word, PPT and Excel.

Excellent oral and written communications skills in French and English are required.

Core Tasks:
Managing workload and short turnaround times
Formatting documents in Microsoft Word and PPT
Creating complex charts and tables in Excel and Word
Managing text content and proof reading
Providing clients with status updates on project requests and working with numerous clients on one project

This is not a creative position

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • 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 our client's Printing Technology for jobs specific to the equipment
  • Remain fluent in current industry software (i.e. Quark, Illustrator, 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
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, 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
EDUCATION: 2 to 4 years 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

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.
Build and maintain relationships with customers and identify areas where relationships need to be built to increase use of design services.
Web Design experience Knowledge of illustrations in order to determine the nature and content of the illustrations required to meet the customers' requirements.

 
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