Graphic Designer - Saskatoon, SK | City of Saskatoon | FreshGigs.ca | 04/09/15
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Graphic Designer Contract

Location: Saskatoon, SK
Company Name: City of Saskatoon ()
Category: Graphic Design

Notice: N-068
Department: Saskatoon Public Library
Term: (Full-time term for a period of up to 52 weeks)

The City of Saskatoon is an Employment Equity employer.


Duties:
  • Uses graphic skills to design and produce communications and marketing material for a print, online and digital environment.
  • Works collaboratively to plan the outline, structure and visualization of design for the website, social media and other digital communication with the use of creative software.
  • Liaises with printing firms, obtains quotes as needed, follows up on files and ensures problems are resolved effectively.
  • Prepares files for transmission and carries out preflight production work as needed.
  • Responsible for maintaining electronic, graphic and digital files.
  • Keeps up to date with current layout, and design and web trends and makes recommendations regarding software and related tools.
  • Other duties as required. Uses graphic skills to design and produce communications and marketing material for a print, online and digital environment.
  • Works collaboratively to plan the outline, structure and visualization of design for the website, social media and other digital communication with the use of creative software.
  • Liaises with printing firms, obtains quotes as needed, follows up on files and ensures problems are resolved effectively.
  • Prepares files for transmission and carries out preflight production work as needed.
  • Responsible for maintaining electronic, graphic and digital files.
  • Keeps up to date with current layout, and design and web trends and makes recommendations regarding software and related tools.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma from a two year post secondary program in the field of graphic design with more than two years current work experience in the field of graphic design, or one year post secondary diploma in graphic design with at least four years current work experience in graphic design.
  • Considerable knowledge of graphic and digital design, prepress production work flow, photographic and file format procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge of print & digital publication.
  • Knowledge of and ability to keep up with current trends and activities as they pertain to graphic design and digital media.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of web design, including responsive design, and current trends and best practices.
  • Understanding of HTML, CSS and JS.
  • Understanding Content Management Systems such as Drupal are an asset.
  • Demonstrates a high degree of skill in using the following software applications: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and Microsoft Word in a Mac environment.
  • Demonstrated skill in structural editing and proof reading.
  • Demonstrated skill in designing for web and mobile applications.
  • Demonstrated skill in digital photography and video graphics.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 13.6 kg (30 pounds).
  • Demonstrated ability to design and produce communication and marketing materials.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a minimum of supervision, detail orientated and strong time management skills with ability to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff, peers, volunteers and the public.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgement and to solve routine problems.
  • Demonstrated reliability (punctuality and attendance).
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility and willingness to try new ideas.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in the English language.
  • Thrives in a collaborative, creative and deadline oriented environment.

Hours:

36.25 hours per week


Salary:

$42,706.08 - $50,992.32 per annum


Closing Date:

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 5:00 pm

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