Graphic Designer - Vancouver | SMC Communications | | 03/11/21
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Graphic Designer contract

Location: Vancouver
Company Name: SMC Communications ()
Category: Communications, Design
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Who are we?

We are a small, passionate group of creative minds, food & travel lovers and storytellers with big agency expertise. We are a full-service communications agency offering award-winning public relations, branding and digital marketing services. We provide influential, imaginative and strategic communications services for many of your favourite hospitality, tourism and lifestyle brands. We work with some of the most impressive brands in each of their respective industries and with many exciting new projects in Vancouver, Toronto and beyond on the horizon.

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for someone who is excited about branding and design. You have an eye for the details and a drive to learn. You stay on top of the latest design, social media and marketing trends. You are confident in owning and managing your workload, and work well both independently and collaboratively with the team.

You’ll be working closely with our Design Lead to create beautiful visuals and engaging content, driving measurable exposure to our roster of well deserving clients. Our industry is face-paced, which means that flexibility is key as you will be asked to switch between routine tasks and creative projects regularly, often working with quick turnaround times and tight deadlines.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Conceptualize, design and produce collateral for all print and digital marketing initiatives

  • Strategize, design, build and distribute creative and engaging digital newsletters

  • Work collaboratively with the team to develop exciting concepts for campaigns, events and new brands

  • Discover and learn about new design, marketing and social media tools

  • Present and rationalize design decisions


  • 3+ years of graphic design, marketing, or related creative work experience

  • A strong portfolio of previous work

  • Experience in identity design, branding and web design

  • Strong understanding of typography and design principles

  • Fluency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator & Photoshop)

  • Experience in web design & marketing tools like Figma, Mailchimp

  • You have a strong working knowledge of Facebook and Instagram

  • Strong knowledge of industry best practices

  • Production skills - preparing artwork for print, and digital use

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with keen attention to details

Great to haves

  • Photography and editing skills

  • Copywriting

  • Knowledge of basic HTML/CSS

  • Familiarity with Squarespace

  • Hospitality / restaurant experience


The role is a part-time contract to start (10 hours/week) at $25-30/hour (dependent on experience) with the possibility of the hours increasing and even transitioning into a full-time position. The candidate must be able to work both remotely, and on-site in the SMC office in East Vancouver.

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