Design Manager - Toronto, Ontario | Fulcrum Media | | 21/02/11
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Design Manager full-time

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Company Name: Fulcrum Media ()
Category: Account/Project Mgmt, Design
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Fulcrum Media Inc. is a dynamic media company based in Greater Toronto Area. We are searching for an energetic, wildly creative and articulate person to join our team as a DESIGN MANAGER.

As a Design Manager you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects/initiatives and provide input into the creative process. If you are passionate about design and have a keen eye for detail, then we’d like to meet you. The Design Manager reports to the General Manager/Partner.

Specifics on the requirements of the role are below.


  • Directs and manages the event design team and external resources/contacts;
  • Leads design projects from concept to completion;
  • Collaborates with designers/web designers/other departments and to develop creative layout solutions for various events, promotional pieces and trade publications where required;
  • Responsible for art direction and presentation of final layouts;
  • Design and execution of project plans to ensure time line and budgets are met;
  • Identify internal/external resources requirements and provide costing and time estimates;
  • Keep up to date with new technologies and social networks and be able to apply them appropriately;
  • Liaises with internal and external contacts;
  • Provides superior customer service to internal and external contacts as a representative of Fulcrum;
  • Works closely with the General Manager on variety of design initiatives;
  • Other projects as directed.

Specific Requirements:

  • Diploma/degree in New Media/Graphic Arts/related and minimum 5 year experience ;
  • Solid knowledge of all graphic fundamentals, layout, brand development and creative process;
  • Ability to develop end execute creative concepts, and effectively communicate them;
  • Understanding of business aspects of print media industry;
  • Superior project and time management skills, MS Project is an asset;
  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to mentor and develop event design team;
  • Print and web design experience; ability to work in both medias for integrated campaigns;
  • Skilled with software programs – Microsoft Office, Mac OS X, and Adobe Creative Suites 4 (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Bridge);
  • AfterEffects, Premiere/Avid/Final Cut experience (editing software) is considered an asset;
  • Filming/Photography experience is a plus;
  • Working knowledge of web technologies – cms, wordpress, php, css, html;
  • Comfort using Google Analytics and other statistics reporting tools/programs;
  • Exceptional oral and written communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Creativity and ability to think “outside the box”;
  • Detail orientated – committed to 100% accuracy;
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Self-starter with and demonstrated ability to work independently;
  • Customer focused with high standard of professionalism;
  • French is considered and asset;
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