Graphic Designer - Mississauga, Ontario | Standardbred Canada | FreshGigs.ca | 24/04/18

Graphic Designer Contract

Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Company Name: Standardbred Canada ()
Category: Graphic Design

Standardbred Canada is seeking an enthusiastic Graphic Designer for a temporary, part-time, contract position. This Intermediate Graphic Design position is best suited to an energetic individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment and enjoys a challenge.

Responsibilities

    • Designing the annual O’Brien Awards event materials, including program, posters, menu, video, ads, etc.
    • Designing campaigns for national initiatives (National Driving Championship)
    • Designing promotional resources for national initiatives (banner ads, posters, brochures, ads, etc.)
    • Communicating with printers on ad dimensions, graphic requirements and restrictions, file formats and file delivery
    • Designing editions of Trot 4 Kids
    • Contributing content to Trot 4 Kids when required
    • Ability to design layouts when required
    • In-house design for Standardbred Canada
    • Web banners
  • Contribute your ideas and design solutions

Core skills and experience

    • Minimum three years education in graphic design at a college or university level, or equivalent
    • Minimum two to three years experience in a professional environment, or extensive freelance experience (including pre-press and preferably with a magazine)
    • Proficiency in Adobe CS6, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and After Effects
    • Solid understanding of graphic design for print, including basic colour correction, photo retouching skills, typography, etc.
    • Solid knowledge of print production processes and requirements
    • Able to adapt print design for use across digital and social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
    • Ability to work with minimum supervision
    • Ability to prioritize projects and work efficiently under pressure with careful attention to detail
    • Very strong ability to multi-task, able to work on multiple projects simultaneously
    • Ability to work flexible hours during busy work periods
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills in order to articulate creative concepts and rationale to team members and industry partners
    • Self-motivated, organized and accountable
  • Open to feedback and willing to make changes to design concepts

Additional Assets

    • Understanding of font management, a practical understanding of the Elements and Principles of Art & Design
    • Illustration experience
  • Horse racing or equine background, or interest in horse racing
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