What's it like to work at Start.ca?
“When I began working at Start.ca just over 6 years ago, it was a family atmosphere where putting the customer first was the most important thing. As we've grown, that feeling has remained.”
Location: London, ON
Start.ca is currently looking for a full-time Senior Graphic Designer to join our in-house marketing team. As the Senior Graphic Designer, you will coordinate the development and creation of innovative and original design solutions to elevate our branding, marketing, and sales initiatives.
The successful candidate will:
Have the ability to maintain high standards while delivering quality results under high-pressure deadlines.
Embrace continuous improvement and encourage others to do their best.
Have artistic ability which will include sensitivity and consideration to conceptual design & typography.
Have an upbeat and positive attitude – even on Mondays.
Pay meticulous attention to details
Have excellent organizational, problem-solving, time-management and interpersonal skills.
Have effective and precise communication skills, both written and verbal.
Be organized and can prioritize multiple tasks, on-schedule and on-strategy.
What you’ll be doing:
Creating strong, effective design communications within brand guidelines, while working closely cross-functionally on integrated campaigns to ensure design integrity and consistency.
Brainstorming and developing strategy with a team to collectively produce strong creative.
Designing for various types of projects including brand identity (logos, stationery, and packaging), advertising (traditional, online, outdoor, etc.), POS and more. Preparing briefs, wireframes and creative mock-ups.
Assembling files to meet pre-press print production and web specifications while managing timelines, vendor relationships and the sourcing process.
Prioritizing work and multi-tasking with competing demands while providing all work on-time and on-strategy.
Continually improving and developing the Start.ca brand as suggested from the leadership team.
Leading and assisting with the design and production of graphics, interactive content, and print, across different delivery platforms, including the Start.ca website, digital and print collateral while maintaining brand consistency.
Managing the design process from conception to final production including the creation, maintenance, and delivery of effective web, mobile, video, packaging and/or print designs.
Developing and proposing creative prototypes/solutions to improve the user experience through the overall design, navigation, interactivity, and layout of digital content, including photo manipulation, logo development, illustrations, video and infographics.
Working with members of the marketing team to develop valuable content elements. Working with members of the sales, marketing, and software development teams in defining and executing mobile, web, tradeshow, and various other concepts for use by sales team.
Ongoing research and awareness around design, web, social media, video and software trends; actively applying and sharing best practices with the team.
The successful candidate has:
Degree or Diploma in graphic design, digital media design and production, or equivalent.
Minimum of 5+ years of creative graphic design, UI design, and interaction design experience in an in-house marketing or advertising environment, designing for web, mobile and print.
Strong conceptual and comprehension skills, a high-level sense of design and its principles.
Strong aesthetic skills with the ability to combine various colours, fonts and graphics.
Excellent understanding of typography and its use in print and digital media.
Experience building and designing websites, online ads, and illustrations.
Exposure to video editing and animation, techniques and software.
Expertise in user experience and interaction design.
A solid knowledge of the production process (e.g. optimizing graphics, compression settings and file size, and image optimization).
A wealth of experience working with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, Illustrator, Edge Animate).
The ability to articulate your creative process, thoughts, ideas and a point of view about your work.
Well-developed critical thinking skills and is able to process, react to and solve problems in a timely manner.
**Please supply a digital portfolio of completed design projects with your resume submission.**
Who is Start.ca?
We are a telecommunications company located in London, ON and we provide internet, television and phone solutions.
We are devoted to delivering a world class customer experience with each and every customer interaction.
At Start.ca, we live by our core values: Friendly, Smart, Honest, Reliable, Forward and Involved.
We have a dynamic, reputable, and FUN company culture - it’s what brings our employees here and keeps them here.
As we grow, we want our employees to grow with us through our career advancement opportunities and continuous professional development.
Diversity is important to us, and we believe our differences make us a better company. Our differences help us to be innovative, with new attitudes, new processes, and new solutions to difficult problems. We respect our differences and this respect is shared throughout our culture.