Trade Graphics Specialist - Richmond Hill, Ontario | Ash City Worldwide | | 05/03/13
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Trade Graphics Specialist Full-Time

Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario
Company Name: Ash City Worldwide ()
Category: Graphic Design

Ash City is an innovative manufacturer and distributer of customizable promotional apparel for corporate and casual markets. Ash City uses the best performance-driven fabrics and creates fashion forward designs with uncompromising quality standards. With a commitment to deep inventory, Ash City is able to provide the highest level of satisfaction with the greatest product value to customers. For almost four decades, the organization has seen tremendous growth from a small distribution centre in Toronto to an organization that staffs over 500 employees worldwide, including Canada, the United States, Malaysia and Bangladesh.

Reporting to the Manager, Creative Content & Catalogue Development, the Trade Graphics Specialist will be responsible for the production design of all trade material such as account flyers, themed flyers and other requested collateral.


  • Interpreting the project’s needs, gathering information and data to clarify design issues and thinking creatively to produce ideas and solutions to the design challenges
  • Develops account-specific flyers
  • Develops customizable themed flyers and storyboards
  • Develops virtual designs, pitch decks and other pitch materials as requested
  • Maintains consistent Ash City brand and content
  • Works closely with Channel/Trade Marketing team to create professional, cohesive pitch presentations
  • Works with Design team on layout, content and positioning
  • Prepares multiple mock-ups and/or design options
  • Gathers feedback on design mock-ups and integrating necessary changes
  • Develop all other account-specific graphic elements as required
  • Multi-tasks by working on multiple projects with concurrent deadlines, demonstrating excellent time management
  • Along with solid design skills, use a wide range of media, including photography and illustration in design solutions
  • Produces accurate and high quality work
  • Works well in a team with other graphic designers, copywriters/editors, and project managers
  • Works to meet tight deadlines
  • Prints selling materials as requested

Other Skills:

  • Must be able to determine the proper decoration medium (heat seal / embroidery) and logo location for virtual garment presentations
  • Must be creative and able to communicate ideas visually, verbally and in writing and must have an eye for detail
  • Must be able to work with many file types at any given time and have the ability to set files up for print, web, interactive solutions (PDFs)
  • Must be self-disciplined to start projects, to budget time and to meet deadlines and production schedules
  • Must have a solid sense of creativity, imagination, motivation and the ability to come up with innovative solutions to design challenges; strong communication skills, with the ability to interpret needs/ideas and the ability to clearly communicate design solutions to people without a design background
  • A strong knowledge of design software, especially Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustration, Acrobat and InDesign).  An understanding of web usability, visual marketing and a working knowledge of printing and production methods is a definite asset.

Platform: MAC & PC

Applications: Adobe Creative Suite 5+: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, PowerPoint, Excel, Word


  • Graphic design diploma
  • 2 years experience in graphic design
  • Knowledge of fabric and apparel decoration preferred
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at any given time
  • Strong communication skills
  • Exceptionally creative eye and desire to deliver innovative and unique creative concepts
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