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Graphic Designer Level 4-24577

Oakville, ON
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 
  • Establish and maintain high levels of customer satisfaction
  • Gather client requirements for all design projects completing design projects with a team or independently with minimal guidance
  • Use customer feedback to improve performance graphics services at the site
  • Provides consultation to customers to determine, concept, nature, and content of designs
  • Advise clients on the best use of media
  • Maintain strong relationships with clients, become a trusted advisor.
  • Remain fluent in current industry software (i.e. Adobe CC) and graphic trends
  • Demonstrates knowledge of industry trends, latest software applications and can articulate benefit to customer
  • Develop a concept from sometimes clearly defined customer input as well as from vague, broadly defined customer input
  • Provide alternative visual and composition ideas to client
  • Create or modify digital documents using 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 projects
  • Work with print production staff and/or third-party vendors to ensure hand-off design to production is efficient and error free
  • Estimate costs of materials and time to complete graphic design projects
  • Able to accurately judge colour output on a variety of devices, and techniques
  • Understand and be able to coordinate all aspects of print or electronic materials
  • Complete and understand all pre-flight requirements as needed
  • Provides consultation to customers to provide strategic input and concept development for major projects
  • 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
  • Assume expert knowledge of the brand and corporate vision to bring about the ownership of brand standards across the account
  • Establish the conceptual and stylistic direction for all design staff on the project as well the work of all third-party service providers (photographers, illustrators, printers, etc.) and anyone else interested in the project
  • Able to apply a broad scope multifaceted approach to design (unique use of software)
  • Takes initiative in developing internal and external contacts to provide value to customer
SKILLS:
  • Listen, understand, and communicate effectively
  • Able to work with minimal supervision, proactive and considered
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lead creative, design, and technical layout for larger, highly complex projects.
  • Proactively identify process or other improvements to deliver improved customer satisfaction and use of design services.
EDUCATION: 
  • 2 to 4 year graphic design/fine arts diploma/degree from recognized institution or post-secondary Creative services training or equivalent work experience in the Creative service industry experience

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