Creative Designer

  • Category
    Information Technology - Graphics / Multimedia
  • Job type
    Temporary/Contract
  • Location
    Vancouver, British Columbia

Adecco is hiring for a Creative Designer to join one of client's busy teams in Downtown, Vancouver. The main purpose of the role will be to provide expert level Graphic Design and Creative services to all of our client's customers. The successful candidate will need to plan and develop concepts, as well as produce creative artwork for both internal and external advertising and promotional material. The role will also support the production of all final projects by providing production details for external advertising service bureaus and others as required. 

Major Responsibilities and Duties (to fulfill major purpose):

  • Plan, coordinate, design, edit and produce a wide range of internal and external advertising, promotional material, publications such as brochures, pamphlets, newsletters, posters, technical manuals, Annual Report, original icons, cards, overhead slides, banners, digital assets, videos and signage, etc. to meet clients requirements in required time frame.
  • Interprets or provides sketches, photos, text, written instructions, etc. to conceptualize projects; in coordination with Creative Services Manager evaluates work request and creative brief. If required, meets with client and Creative Services Manager to discuss project specifications to determine objectives, size, style, space limitations, desired presentation quality, color, texture, paper stock, and provides specs to client. Follows brand standards and advises if project does not meet specifications.
  • Determines the use of appropriate graphic application to be used in the design of specific projects.
  • Uses a wide variety of professional graphic design software featuring advanced techniques to produce artwork. Creates original artwork, icons, and line drawings, advanced graphic features and techniques to refine and edit photographic files to final reproduction stage.
  • Uses advanced skills and knowledge of graphic software such as Photoshop to design and manipulate artwork to achieve desired results. Uses advanced skills and knowledge of graphic software such as Illustrator to design, create and manipulate original artwork. Uses advanced skills and knowledge of graphic software such as InDesign to layout complex projects.
  • Liaises with clients at onset of project to determine feasibility, impact, audience. Reviews creative brief. During the proofing process, manages the project with the client to incorporate any revisions or additions and to incorporate various ideas from multiple contributors; solicits feedback from coworkers for troubleshooting and creative input, provides peer coaching/critique to improve operational excellence.
  • Prepares detailed production instructions and printing specifications for external service bureaus, printers, magazines and newspapers. Reviews online or physical colour proofs from service bureaus or printer if required.
  • Provides support to clients by scanning and manipulating a variety of artwork, photographs, negatives, slides, etc.as needed.
  • Converts, transfers, extracts and compresses digital files and photographs for PC and MacIntosh and Internet platforms.
  • Coordinates with Creative Services Manager to manage deadlines within operational guidelines to meet clients requirements
  • Maintains files of illustrations, previous publications, artwork, paper stock and production samples.
  • Controls and maintains photograph and digital file library.
  • Performs duties of a minor nature related to the above duties that do not affect the rating of the job
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required:
  • All the skills, knowledge and abilities of the Creative Production Coordinator job.
  • Ability to plan, design, layout and produce a wide range of artwork.
  • Knowledge of industry standard prepress and print production techniques.
  • Ability to interpret clients needs and create original artwork using advanced graphic software such as Adobe techniques.
  • Ability to estimate lead times to determine the timing and production requirements for graphics and artwork assignments.
  • Ability to coordinate, monitor and ensure projects and assignments meet required deadlines.
  • Ability to coordinate, monitor and ensure projects and assignments meet required deadlines.
  • Understanding and knowledge of BC Hydro corporate graphics and advertising standards.
  • Welldeveloped oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Welldeveloped ability to use MAC and/or PC platforms.

Experience, Training and Education (demonstrating requirements):
  • Certificate/Diploma in Graphic Design or a related field (such as Marketing or Communications); or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Four (4) years of experience in a graphic design or digital design job involved in graphics, layout and web publishing.
  • MS Outlook Basic
  • MS Word Intermediate
  • MS Excel Basic
  • MS PowerPoint Basic
  • Additional Must have advanced skills in Adobe CC suite InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat.
  • Intermediate skills in After Effects.
  • Knowledge of HTML5/CSS is a want, not a must.
This is a great company to work for with an awesome working environment and culture, there is also a chance this position could become permanent for the right candidate; so if you possess all the right skills, and believe you could excel in a positon such as this, then please apply today!

  • Apply with Adecco

Reference number CA_EN_1_026526_12057321

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Adecco’s Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants will need to make their needs known in advance to their Adecco representative.