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Graphic Designer

At McKim.Sherpa we’re a team of big thinkers who create work seen by millions of people across the continent, and beyond. We’re looking for a like-minded graphic designer who thrives on meaningful design and pushes the limits with their work. Sound like you?

Your gregarious nature also means people like to be around you. Your have a love of pop culture, design and you have a keen understanding of the use and application of technology as it pertains to delivering high quality design. Finally, you have a burning desire to do the best you can within established parameters – just like us.

Ideal Candidate Job Summary and Scope

You are an experienced graphic designer with outstanding creative and technical skills using Adobe Creative Suite and web design applications. You have two to four year’s experience developing creative for all mediums and your impressive portfolio demonstrates a particular talent for interactive design, corporate collateral and identity design.

You will work closely with McKim.Sherpa’s Art Directors and Creative Directors and collaborate with other team members to execute award-winning creative work. You will be comfortable visualizing output during research, storytelling and branding brainstorms, and with many projects under your belt, you can balance your strong leadership skills and work with others as you develop creative and support 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
  • Self-driven and works independently
  • Ensuring projects meet client standards
  • Developing strong stylized concepts to support various marketing strategies from the start of a project to finish
  • Deliver tasks within given deadlines and budgets
  • Ability to coach colleagues

Required Competencies

  • Strong typography skills
  • Great portfolio of work
  • Creativity
  • 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
  • HTML/HTML5
  • MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Bonus Skills

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

Other Duties as Required – Education, Skills and Experience

  • Post-secondary diploma/degree in graphic design/digital media
  • 2+ years’ experience
  • Ability to adapt established look and feel of work and apply it to different mediums
  • Ability to work in all mediums: print, t.v., 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
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This is a full-time position. Remote workers will be considered. To apply, submit your full resume and any relevant samples of your writing work to careers@mckimcg.ca