Acting Director of Design - Vancouver, BC or Ottawa, ON | Point Blank Creative | | 25/04/17
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Acting Director of Design Full-Time

Location: Vancouver, BC or Ottawa, ON
Company Name: Point Blank Creative ()
Category: Advertising / Branding, Graphic Design, Web Design / Development

The Acting Director of Design will serve as team lead for Point Blank’s design team, developing original art and creative concepts for client advertising and digital campaigns.

This position is a 1-year contract to cover a mat leave. The position can be based in Vancouver or Ottawa. Remote work is not permitted.


  • Coordinate and oversee the work of the Point Blank design team

  • Ensure that all design assets produced are of the highest quality and meet our high standards

  • Design and deliver original files for digital and/or print applications including direct mail, leaflets, and web assets

  • Provide internal feedback and direction for other team members

  • Collaborate on integrated campaigns that span different mediums

  • Work collaboratively to develop graphic standards for clients

  • Prioritize tasks, set expectations, and ensure team members meet deadlines

  • Recruit and manage contract designers when the volume of work demands it

  • Meet with project leads on an as-needed basis to discuss project needs and requirements

  • Make appropriate image selections and suggestions based on the content of the product

  • Execute final deliverables based on client requests and direction from project leads

  • Oversee design discovery and the development of design briefs

  • Provide reliable turnaround within deadlines

  • Liaise with external suppliers and contractors (printers, developers etc.)

  • Work with Human Resources Department to manage staff

  • Manage project budgets and timelines

  • Act as deliverable lead and project team member as assigned for cross-departmental projects.

  • Act as project lead as assigned for design department-led projects.

  • Exercise excellent political judgement

  • Work within existing organizational tools (Dropbox, Creative Cloud, Asana, Slack, Google Docs, etc.)

  • Other duties as assigned


  • 3+ years relevant work experience for a consumer brand, a brand-oriented agency, a non-profit, or on political campaigns

  • Proven experience with working within established identity standards

  • Strong design portfolio

  • Innate curiosity and creativity, with a desire to embrace a steep learning curve

  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to drive projects to completion

  • Experience coordinating the work of a team

  • Self-motivated

  • Strong work ethic

  • Excellent political judgement

  • Proven oral and written communication skills

  • Exceptional knowledge of Mac platform and Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.) is required

  • Bilingualism an asset

  • Web design and front-end web development experience are an asset

  • Experience with Asana, Slack, Google Drive

Compensation commensurate with experience. Point Blank offers a competitive health and dental benefits package.

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