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Graphic Designer

The Creative Group Brampton, ON, Canada

Graphic Designer

The Creative Group Brampton, ON, Canada

Senior Graphic Designer

The Creative Group Brampton, ON, Canada
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Company: The Creative Group
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Recruitment Agency, Staffing, Job Board

Description

Description: As a Senior Art Director, you will help unify our advertising and marketing touch point materials and support the organization's need for creative services. Working closely with the Marketing Director, this role is ideal for an experienced, collaborative, hands-on creative leader who can take a project from concept to final delivery (including design and full production) and lead a team of outside vendors to complete complex projects with many moving parts. Engrained with a design thinking approach, along with a strategic business mindset, you thrive on solving problems from multiple angles. You are highly organized, adept at working with and adapting to a fast paced environment while working with external agency partners to produce top quality, consistent creative. What you will do: Own and champion the evolution of a unified advertising creative and ensure all work aligns with the organization's marketing strategies and the brand's overall aesthetic and guidelines Develop and update the necessary brand touch points for the organization Develop creative strategy and creative direction for material such as advertising (including digital and social media), promotions, packaging, and sales materials (handouts, events, environmental graphics, etc.) Consult and provide recommendations on advertising campaigns being led by marketing and agency partners Evolve existing brand systems to ensure all internal and external stakeholders are equipped to meet brand standards in their day-to-day operations Closely coordinate and execute campaigns (print, digital and out of home) with a cadre of specialized vendors, designers, photographers and suppliers, providing creative direction and resource management

Requirements

Your skills and experience: 8+ years of experience as a senior creative, with demonstrable experience in working with increasingly complex design projects A solid portfolio of work that demonstrates a keen sense of strategic communications with examples showing design solutions to complex communication challenges Extensive brand design, implementation and content curation experience Extensive experience in designing for print, digital and social media applications Digital marketing campaign development experience is essential A solid understanding of video production and motion graphics is necessary. Storyboarding and production expertise is an asset Experience with emerging mediums such as interactive installations, augmented reality and other mediums would be an asset Extensive knowledge of design, time and cost implications for print (including experience with prepress and file checks) Bachelor's degree in design, communications or a related field An ingrained sense of innovation and pushing boundaries is a definite asset to assist the positioning of our organization which operates within a highly competitive industry Strong presentation, persuasion and communication skills to justify design solution recommendations and choices Copy, script writing and storyboarding experience is highly desirable. Strong organization and project management skills to manage multiple and competing deliverables and deadlines Excellent computer and technology skills and expert proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office. Knowledge of web design and limitations is essential Front end web development expertise is an asset AODA compliance knowledge is an asset Strong interpersonal and conflict management skills to manage the demands and expectations of other departments and outside vendors


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