Creative Manager, Web Designer - Vancouver | Clearly | | 26/08/13
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Creative Manager, Web Designer full-time

Location: Vancouver
Category: Design
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At we pride ourselves on having a team comprised of talented, innovative and dynamic individuals who are driven by an inner desire to be and produce the best. In other words, we rock!

We have been listed as one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures and BC's Top 55 Employers all thanks to our progressive employee benefits, thriving corporate culture and cool work environment. To succeed on our team, you must have an entrepreneurial mindset that likes to embrace challenges and understands the potential of the Internet as a revolutionary tool in providing a better way to buy eyewear.

We are seeking an experienced leader who lives and breathes creative digital design. As a Creative Manager, Web Design, you create eye-popping visuals that will engage consumers with and its’ brands, and drive sales. This could be your opportunity to work for a dynamic, exciting company where you can grow and contribute to the long term value of a Canadian brand. Don’t settle for anything less than awesome.

Key Responsibilities of a Creative Manager/Web Designer:

  • Lead the design and execution of online and offline marketing programs including websites, advertising, rich media executions, online content and other applications
  • Effectively interpret project needs and translate them into compelling visual designs
  • Contribute to the design of web interfaces using techniques based on usability theory and concepts related to creating visual flow
  • Combine design theory, taking into consideration content, navigational structure and usability issues to create a powerful and integrated experience
  • Effectively communicate design direction and production details for other team members
  • Apply your deep understanding of typography, illustration, storyboarding, and iconography when working on web projects
  • Collaborate with other designers and business owners to ensure your designs are consistent with expectations and overall project goals
  • Stay current on visual design techniques and technology to expand the company’s reputation as a leader in online retail

Characteristics of a Successful Candidate:

  • Demonstrated commitment to bringing in new sources of creative inspiration to your work and team
  • Desire and drive to learn and enhance your creative and technical skills
  • An understanding of the marriage between design freedom and business requirements
  • Takes ownership of tasks and drives tasks through to completion
  • Positive and constructive
  • Able to focus while under pressure
  • Sense of humour

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a fast paced digital design environment
  • A mind-blowing portfolio of your design work that demonstrates creative flair
  • A related Design/New Media Diploma from an established institution and/or equivalent experience
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, JS and Flash
  • Adept in relevant design software, particularly Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Experience applying theories related to color schemes, use of space, text placement, usability and visual flow
  • A GDC designation is strongly recommended
  • Experience leading a team of designers
  • Understands and is able to create content specification and design guidelines
  • Proven ability to work within project schedules and within tight deadlines
  • Excellent knowledge of pre-press and demonstrated experience preparing files for print

Employee Perks:

  • Employee Share Ownership Plan – company matches contributions 100%
  • Extended Medical Benefits
  • MSP Coverage
  • 2 Weeks paid vacation; after 2 years of employment – 3 weeks paid vacation; after 4 years of employment – 4 weeks paid vacation
  • Opportunities for career growth and development
  • Company discount on contact lenses and glasses
  • Group and team building activities (past events: paintball, beach BBQ, Playland, dinner cruise)
  • Chance to drive a Prius for 3 months
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Refer a friend and get $500!
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