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
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.