Web Designer & Developer - Toronto, ON | Grand & Toy Inc. | FreshGigs.ca | 25/09/14
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Web Designer & Developer Full-Time

Location: Toronto, ON
Company Name: Grand & Toy Inc. ()
Category: Graphic Design, Interactive Web / Video, Web Design / Development

The Web Designer & Developer is responsible for providing creative support on all Marketing efforts across varying mediums. This position will transform high-level project requirements into tangible user experiences, utilizing the latest standards in graphic design, usability and front-end development.

Position Responsibilities / Essential Functions:

Design (40%)

  • Use the principals of good design to layout and format of all marketing and promotional materials; brochures, flyers, sell sheets, banners, ads, etc.
  • Incorporate brand approved elements (photography, illustrations, graphic elements, typography and copy) together into a well designed message
  • Wireframe and design graphics for websites and micro-sites utilizing strong usability principals to create interfaces that meet experience standards
  • Adhere to the creative workflow process; attending briefing meetings, producing multiple design comps and working iteratively with project stakeholders through concept to completion
  • Take ownership and pride in delivering and completing clean, high-quality, pixel-perfect designs in line with our brand standards
  • Use design periodicals, on-line research and other assorted media outlets to gain inspiration for developing concepts and executing designs

Front-end development (50%)

  • Capable of hand coding HTML, CSS and JavaScript

  • Experience in developing standards compliant markup

  • Understanding of common cross browser issues and capable of working around them

  • Stay up-to-date with browser changes and help define browser standards

  • Use of browser debugging tools (Dev Tools, Firebug)

  • Strong understanding of SEO and how it relates to development

Multimedia (10%)

  • Capable of executing a photo shoot using professional photography hardware

  • Capture, edit, animate and produce marketing promotional videos

  • Develop and execute digitally animated presentations

Quantitative Dimensions:

  • As outlined in Marketing Dashboard

Core Competencies:

  • Ability to balance and prioritize multiple projects, deliver programs and tactics on time in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Ability to carry creative vision from concept to completion

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Excellent communication, listening skills

Internal/External Relationships:

  • External relationships: vendors and agency relationships

  • Internal partnerships: Marketing and I.T developers

Education, Certification & Licenses:

  • Post-secondary education in graphic design or related experience (corporate environment is an asset)


  • Over 3 years experience working in a Marketing environment

  • Diverse portfolio strong on the creative side

Computer/Tools/Equipment/Software Skills:

  • Strong understanding of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver) and web technologies like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML

  • Ability to build PowerPoint presentations and understanding of Microsoft Office

  • Proficiency in both MAC and PC

Working Conditions, Physical and Sensory Requirements:

  • Interacts with employees and management

  • Some travel may be required

  • Ability to attend meetings

  • Overtime may be required

Additional Information:

  • Take responsibility

  • Team player

  • Ability to work under pressure with multiple priorities, within tight deadlines

  • Positive can-do attitude

  • Self motivated and driven individual

  • Willing to learn and develop new skills

  • French language (would be an asset)

  • Copy writing (would be an asset)

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