Graphic Designer - Vancouver, BC | Credential | | 14/06/11
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Graphic Designer Contract

Location: Vancouver, BC
Company Name: Credential ()
Category: Advertising / Branding, Graphic Design, Web Design / Development

Reporting to the Manager, Marketing Programs, this position is responsible for designing and maintaining quality control for a variety of design deliverables. In collaboration with various project leads, the Graphic Designer will create innovative design concepts for implementation across a variety of mediums, managing creative rounds and ensuring each item is delivered on time and on brand.

Expected Contributions:

Graphic Design

  • Produce fresh new creative concepts, and adapt existing ones, to meet communications objectives across a variety of media.
  • Collaborate with internal teams, Web Designer and freelance designers, cultivating new, innovative ideas and strategies.
  • Review requirements with project leads and apply concepts that are on strategy on budget and on time.
  • Work with suppliers to get quotes, develop and utilize cost-effective print procedures, ensure quality control, and manage production through to project completion.

Usability Design

  • Present complex information in a visually pleasing and intuitive structure.
  • Effectively develop interactive presentations using a variety of software applications to create on and off screen presentations.
  • Produce marketing materials, sales tools and forms that allow the end user to accomplish their task with ease and reinforce behavior for sales.
  • Develop easy to use templates with a consistent structure (i.e. fonts, colors, hierarchy and brand), and train internal editors on how to use them.

Quality Control & Brand Management

  • Act as a brand expert, understanding, adhering and applying brand standards to all design deliverables.
  • Liaise with credit union partners and third parties to provide guidelines and materials that meet brand standards.
  • Ensure each round of creative is thoroughly inspected for errors and deficiencies prior to distribution to stakeholders.
  • Check final artwork against the spec sheet; ensuring that all colours, sizing and formatting is correct per the supplied specs.
  • Route creative through the appropriate channels and obtain sign-off on final artwork from key stakeholders.
  • Flight-check and execute production files.
  • Ensure all art files are collected, archived and appropriately named for future access.

Experience & Qualifications Required:

  • 5-7 years design experience.
  • Working knowledge of the credit union system/financial industry an asset but not required.
  • Creative thinker with the ability to take projects from concept to completion.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize workload.
  • Expert knowledge of CS3 or higher (specifically: InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator and Dreamweaver) and Microsoft Office (specifically: PowerPoint, Word and Excel).
  • Experience working with Flash, web graphics and HTML is an asset
  • Basic knowledge of and java an asset but not required.
  • Proficient in a MAC environment.

Education Required:

  • Graphic Design Diploma and/or Degree
  • Marketing and web related courses
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