Graphic Designer/Layout Artist - Nanaimo, BC | Maximum Yield Publications | | 08/06/15
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Graphic Designer/Layout Artist Full-Time

Location: Nanaimo, BC
Company Name: Maximum Yield Publications ()
Category: Graphic Design

Maximum Yield Publications, an international gardening magazine publisher based in Nanaimo, BC with magazines in 5 different countries, has an opportunity for a Graphic Designer/Layout Artist to fill a maternity-leave position.

The successful candidate will be a well-organized, enthusiastic, creative, team player who can handle a variety of tasks in a fast paced environment.

A competitive salary and benefit package will be offered to the successful candidate.

In this role, you will be responsible for the following:

  • providing timely and accurate magazine production, layout and design with high visual impact
  • producing print collateral, advertisements, event and display materials as required
  • maintaining files in standardized electronic file format and managing content and digital imagery assets
  • coordinating activities with other members of our design team
  • preparing final files for hand-off to printers and other suppliers

You are the perfect candidate if you have:

  • a strong grasp of visual design principles, typography and colour

  • a compelling portfolio that demonstrates elegant and innovative visual design
  • advanced knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator (preferably CC) and proven experience using the Adobe suite on a PC platform
  • familiarity with current and emerging Web technologies and experience using web Content Management Systems (CMS) like Wordpress would be asset as is the ability to create (HTML, CSS) and update/maintain websites.
  • a University Degree or Diploma in relevant field (Graphic Design or Visual Communication) or equivalent experience
  • a work style that is extremely detail oriented
  • a great sense of humour, positive outlook, empathy and work ethic
  • strong analytical skills with exceptionally good judgment and ability to rapidly adapt to unfamiliar and changing situations/events

The successful applicant will be required to work on-site in our Nanaimo office. Standard working hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

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