Graphic Designer - Vancouver | Purdys Chocolatier | | 14/08/15
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Graphic Designer Contract

Location: Vancouver
Company Name: Purdys Chocolatier ()
Category: Graphic Design, Marketing / Strategy, Social Media

Do you have a passion for design and chocolate? Are you a team player with creative input and ideas? If so, Purdys Chocolatier might be just what you are looking for!

Voted by its employees as one of Canada's 50 Best Employers a total of six times in previous years, Purdys prides itself as a company people want to be a part of. Each and every employee plays an integral role in the Purdys operation and is equally committed to creating a quality product.

We are excited about this offer for a new team member to join our fantastic organization as a Graphic Designer at our Vancouver Head Office for a 12 month contract.

The goal of the Graphic Designer is to deliver designs consistent with the company brand, vision and that of the Premium Chocolatier. Working in a fast paced environment the Graphic Designer must be able to work efficiently, independently and manage many projects and deadlines.

Duties, Responsibilities, & Projects will include but are not limited to:

  • In Shops POS materials consistent with the merchandising plans

  • Product packaging – year round or seasonal – designs packaging using a vector program that must be consistent with the current criteria as determined by the Merchandising Team

  • Catalogues and Brochures – formats according to layout provided and within the colour and style key that is determined by the Merchandising Team

  • Website – ability to format the ad concepts provided by Marketing using both vector and raster programs blended successfully to achieve the look determined by the Merchandising Team. This could include online advertising, social media concepts and more

  • Print Ads – Newspaper – Magazines – Posters – ability to format the ad concepts provided by Marketing using imaginative techniques to achieve both professional and innovative results. This work must be understood in order to aid the assignee or to provide this service.

  • Labels – Stickers – Nft – Barcodes – to create these items using any tools provided to the specifications taken from Production

Successful Candidates Must Have:

  • 2 years working experience in one or more of the following: consumer goods packaging, catalogues, brand or retail collateral, social media and advertising campaigns

  • Ability to be a Team Player with creative input and ideas and ability to execute the ideas into a brand consistent result

  • Full and complete knowledge of vector and raster type files

  • Full and complete knowledge of colour: CMYK, RGB and Spot (matching the palette to the project type)

  • Full and complete knowledge of file preparation for output by a service provider (printer or internet)

  • Excellent communication skills as well as creativity and innovation

  • Experience with HTML and/or CSS

  • Full knowledge of the following software:

  • Illustrator and/or Corel DRAW
  • Photoshop
  • Acrobat
  • InDesign
  • Flash

Purdys Chocolatier recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal education and paid employment.  Applicants who present an equivalent combination of qualifications and experience will be considered and are encouraged to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest in Purdys Chocolatier, but due to the volume of applications received, we are only able to contact those applicants who have been selected for an interview.  No phone calls please.

About Purdys Chocolatier: Since 1907, Purdys Chocolatierhas been delighting chocolate lovers near and far with hand crafted, premium chocolates. Family-owned and operated since 1963, Purdy’s Chocolates are still made in its famous Vancouver factory kitchen using only the finest ingredients from around the world – chocolate from Belgium, ginger from Australia, cashews from India and dairy products delivered fresh daily from farms across Western Canada.

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