Secure Document and Banknote Designer - Ottawa, ON | Canadian Bank Note Company | | 25/11/15
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Secure Document and Banknote Designer Full-Time

Location: Ottawa, ON
Company Name: Canadian Bank Note Company ()
Category: Graphic Design

General Objective:

To use exceptional creative abilities to prepare conceptual designs, develop final, secure line work, illustrations and digital files for the production of a wide range of security documents.


  • Creation of conceptual models and detailed production linework for security product designs including banknotes, travel documents, identity documents, certificates, cards and stamps;
  • Contribute to ongoing development of new security features implemented through novel design applications;
  • Review conceptual designs with production staff and implement recommendations for production compliance;
  • Provide operational maintenance of the design system, which includes file management;
  • Interface with Corporate sales management staff and with customers, as required, to understand design requirements;
  • Prepare and present design models or proofs for customer presentation;
  • Participate, as required, in the approval process during press proof trials and initial production runs to achieve customer sign-off;
  • Conduct research, prepare images and artwork for concept designs, created final origination files for production.


  • Graphic Arts or Design diploma or degree from a recognized arts program or Apprenticeship program and/or relevant working experience in the field of security products design;
  • 8+ years experience in design, freehand and computer assisted, in security products design;
  • Design and composition skills;
  • Engraving skills are an asset;
  • Knowledge of security features, security printing, security line work and associated processes;
  • Understanding of Security Print production processes and requirements;
  • Technical proficiency in a PC environment with a Microsoft Windows operating system;
  • Proficiency with specialized security design software (JURA JSP, Giori “One”);
  • Experience using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign or related software;
  • Excellent communication skills in English (oral, written and listening). Other languages are an asset;
  • Accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently, without supervision and relate well in a team environment;
  • Organizational skills and a strong understanding of deadlines and commitment to schedules;
  • Good research skills;
  • Creative problem solving skills.

Additional Skills and Attributes:


As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited is committed to achieving a skilled and diversified workforce that reflects the diversity of the Canadian population. We encourage applications from women, visible minorities, people with disabilities and Aboriginal people.
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