Graphic Designer - Toronto | Playground Inc. | FreshGigs.ca | 19/11/19

Graphic Designer Full-Time

Location: Toronto
Salary: 70000
Company Name: Playground Inc. ()
Category: Design
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Designers

We’re looking for designers who can craft beautiful designs while also having a deep understanding of how applications should work and feel. You’ll work closely with engineers to develop new interface paradigms and establish all aspects of the user experience on a project. You’ll be active is making and advising on core decisions throughout projects and must be willing to take creative risks, experiment with ideas and approaches, and do whatever it takes to create the best work possible.

Highlights/Requirements

  • You'll design everything from style guides and GUIs to page templates.

  • Understand and create persona-based user flows, sitemaps and wireframes.

  • Participate in and actively contribute to research and insight formation.

  • Establishing approaches to scalable design systems across devices.

  • Implementing and designing native digital experiences across all devices

  • You'll work iteratively on: developing ideas from sketches and graphics to prototypes.

  • Consult with clients to establish the overall look, feel, and content of communications materials in order to meet their needs.

  • Collaborate with engineers to craft designs

  • Love learning about emerging design trends, standards and technology.

  • Determine the medium best suited to produce the desired visual effect and the appropriate vehicle for communication.

  • You have experience designing animations and micro-interactions to make user experiences delightful.

  • Aptitude with Sketch, Figma, Invision, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Omnigraffle

  • Must have at least 2 years or equivalent of industry experiences.

  • Must have a degree or diploma in Graphic Design, User Experience Design or equivalent experience.

Bonus

  • Experience designing for Content Management Systems like Wordpress.

  • Understanding of HTML, CSS & JS, especially their issues and quirks.

  • Experience with prototyping tools like Principle or Framer.

  • Experience creating accessible designs.

  • Have a passion for design thinking

Our company

Some of the perks we offer include:

  • The opportunity to make a real impact and build products that millions of people use every day

  • Internal professional development and creative workshops (recently: clay & ceramics, terrarium-making, design thinking, anti-oppression)

  • access to resources for self‑education and career growth

  • A beautiful downtown office with the best view in the city

  • A culture that is continuously evolving

  • We offer full medical/dental/education benefits upon completion of a probationary period.

Our approach

Our goal at Playground is to create a space where we can be our best selves, where we can do our best work and where we can support each other in doing so. We want to nurture an empathetic, collaborative and inclusive office culture. You can read more about our values and how we work toward that end in our Code of Conduct.

  • This is a permanent and full-time position (40 hours of work per week).

  • English language working environment.

Only applicants with an online portfolio will be considered.

Office location:

Playground Inc.

1203-119 Spadina Ave

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

M5V2L1

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $70,000.00 /year

Experience:

  • Graphic design or equivalent: 2 years (Required)

Language:

  • English (Required)

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