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Graphic Designer

Two of Canada’s leading digital and creative marketing agencies have joined forces. And now we’re looking far and wide to find great minds who want to be in the middle of the momentum.

A bit about us: Our agency works with some of the farthest-reaching brands in the country. We enjoy collaboration. We emphasize envelope pushing. And we ensure progress, for both our team and our clients.

A bit about you: You’re one of the best. You want fulfilment from what you work on, mutual respect from who you work with, and everyday opportunity from where you work. And it all starts with your open mind and positive vibe.

We’re excited for our future because we work to make every project and every day better than the one before it. So, the question is, are you doing the same?

Job Summary and Scope

The agency requires an experienced graphic designer with outstanding technical skills and attention to detail using Adobe Creative Suite and web design applications. The ideal candidate will have at least four years’ experience developing production files for all mediums and show an impressive portfolio that demonstrates a particular talent for layout design.

This will be someone who will work closely with designers, Art Directors, Creative Directors and work collaboratively with other members of the team to execute award winning work. This includes visualizing output from approved concepts. You have many projects under your belt, while aiding in the creation of marketing strategy and supporting visual concepts.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Developing, testing, documenting, and deploying high performance creative that drives ROI for our clients using a variety of tools and techniques
  • Ability to adapt established look and feel of work and apply it to different mediums
  • Strong attention to detail, self-driven and works independently
  • Ensuring projects meet client standards
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Deliver tasks within given deadlines and budgets
  • Fast learner with the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Required Competencies
  • Strong typography skills
  • Great portfolio of work
  • Creative
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, time management, troubleshooting, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • Diligence and commitment to Quality Assurance and self-assessment of your own work

Technical Requirements

  • Adobe Creative Suite – InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, XD
  • MS 365 – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Bonus Skills

  • Illustration
  • Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Dimension
  • Lightroom
  • Cinema 4D
  • Joomla, Drupal, WordPress

Other Duties as Required

  • Employees are expected to help fill any gaps in work as each person’s capabilities allow.
  • Occasional travel may be required.

Job Qualifications – Education, Skills and Experience

  • Post-secondary diploma/degree in graphic design/digital media
  • 4+ years’ of relevant agency or in-house experience
  • Ability to work in all mediums: print, TV radio, web
  • Production, pre-press and printing knowledge a must
  • Candidates should have diverse design skills such as graphic design, UX/UI, illustration, animation, photo-manipulation, and typography.
  • Flexibility to adapt to a fast-paced, deadline- oriented work environment
  • Ability to work under pressure, and quickly assimilate large quantities of information
  • Detail-oriented
  • An optimistic attitude and a willingness to learn
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal and team skills
  • A thorough understanding of the creative process

McKim.Sherpa is committed to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please email your resume to Jaime Campbell-Cushnie, No phone calls please. We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those individuals who best meet our qualifications will be contacted.