The IBM Software Group Toronto Design Studio has an immediate opening for a visual designer. Come join the talented and creative people who are helping to build better solutions for our customers..
Very strong knowledge of key design tools such as Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
Strong graphic design skills for creating visually compelling artifacts, icons, mockups, etc.
Strong communication skills and an ability to drill down to a customer's requirements
An understanding of guidelines and standards of web design
Knowledge of HTML and CSS is a bonus
Comfortable working in a dynamic, team based environment
Strong portfolio of previous work must be presented that demonstrate an understanding of visual design
The role of visual designer will span several different projects and the tasks will involve the design and creation of icons, web banners, posters, diagrams and other graphics for IBM web sites and software products (e.g. creating graphical elements for user interfaces, creating diagrams that illustrate technical concepts, creating occasional marketing or promotional items, creating posters and web banners for internal communications web pages, etc.). The role demands deep experience with current tools and methods, but also a requirement to investigate and learn new approaches to solving problems. The candidate must be a self-starter, creative in their thinking about design issues, have a basic knowledge of design principles in order to work with other designers, strong communication and documentation skills and be able to work with a wide variety of people (designers, information developers, developers, product owners, etc.) - both face-to-face and via conference calls.
This is a 12-month contract position, renewable.
This role will involve working with technology that is covered by embargo Export Regulations. If you are a Foreign National from any of the following embargoed countries (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria) on a work permit you are not eligible for employment in this position.
- Bachelor's Degree
- At least 5 years experience in Web Development
- English: Fluent
- At least 2 years experience in Strong Knowledge of HTML and CSS (HTML, XHTML, HTML5, CSS2, CSS3)
- At least 2 years experience in Strong Knowledge of Java and scripting languages (e.g. PHP)
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.