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Graphic Designer

Job Title: Graphic Designer
Start Date: ASAP
Term: Until March 2021 (with possibility of extension)
Location: Lindsay, ON (remote work available)
Reports to: Director of Productions
Department:
Productions
Starting Salary: $45k 
Closing Date: September 18th 2020


The Productions Department

The Productions Department is responsible for the design, development, and delivery of websites, apps, games, videos, as well as non-digital interfaces. Requirements for productions projects come from both internal staff and projects, as well as externally-funded project partnerships.

Production is a key part of the Pinnguaq lifecycle (Education, Resources, Mentorship, Employment, Production, Advocacy). It includes three sections: Design, Development, and Marketing. As part of the Operations Division, Productions also works alongside Education and Delivery, ensuring that the products that we design and develop meet the educational needs of our audiences and can be utilised by our teams in the delivery of those products to communities we work with.  

Pinnguaq is introducing a new Social Enterprise Model to the Productions process. Where possible, we work with the audiences of a specific product during the planning and design stages. This introduces an educational component to the development of our products, ensuring that our end audiences are involved in the design and development process, gaining valuable skills and experience along the way.


What Does Success Look Like?

  • Pinnguaq Association is able to deliver internal and external projects efficiently, in turn building healthy relationships with external partners
  • The Association is synonymous with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) education across rural and remote communities in Canada 
  • The Association knows and strives towards actions that have the biggest impact for our partner communities
  • The Association and Productions team are developing external partnerships, working to deliver interesting and usable projects, maintaining a series of partnerships that benefit our stakeholders, further our mission and serve our partner communities
  • Delivering Social Enterprise Model projects, ensuring participants are benefiting whilst also ensuring a high quality of product delivery
  • Capturing success stories to promote through our digital channels, leading to further partnership projects and opportunities

Job Responsibilities

  • Develops designs and layouts that maintain established brand and product styles
  • Assists in developing new styles for the product that align the Pinnguaq brand
  • Designs and produces layouts for visual communications materials across a variety of platforms— such as social media, presentations, magazine, outreach promotions, digital, and motion graphics
  • Collaborates with art directors and copywriters to produce effective campaigns and programs
  • Creates work that reflects a knowledge and understanding of technology, including various browsers and screen widths
  • Swiftly translates and innovates conceptual ideas into a visual medium
  • Displays expertise in creating meaningful content that engages audiences
  • Assists in designing and/or maintaining all design templates for the product team
  • Designs physical flyers, posters, and more for various outreach activities
  • Ensures designs are prepared and printed according to deadlines
  • Effectively and independently manages assignment timelines and scoping workload within the larger project schedule
  • Implements a solid understanding of design thinking principles in work
  • Maintains accurate timesheets completed to required deadlines
  • Flexibly finds multiple ways to solve problems offering a variety of creative solutions
  • Shows a passion for what’s next—constantly bring innovative techniques to how we communicate with audiences
  • Collaborates with other staff to plan out, test, and improve UI and UX and iterate work in an Agile environment
  • Works to meet the sprint goals, acceptance criteria, and production deadlines
  • Participates in team meetings to share relevant information and technology transfer
  • Researches upcoming projects to help find new ways to create designs or animations
  • Assist in curriculum development and training when required

Attributes and Qualifications

  • Post secondary degree or diploma in Graphic Design or equivalent education and experience with a minimum of three years of digital illustration training
  • Three plus years of experience as a professional graphic designer for both print and digital

Skills

  • Strong graphic design skills (with a focus on illustration considered an asset)
  • Experience in the development of style guidance
  • Proficient use of Adobe Creative Suite software
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment with multiple team members
  • Outstanding overall communication skills (verbal, written, and visual)
  • Strong attention to detail, good communication skills, and a proactive nature
  • Flexible to changes in production and able to shift focus between a range of tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines, prioritize workload, manage time efficiently, iterate, and work in a team environment
  • Experience with the life cycle of design and programming 

Pinnguaq Association is strongly committed to fostering diversity within the communities we serve. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, Indigenous people, women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Pinnguaq Association is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. Please inform us should accommodation be required at any point in the recruitment process. 

To apply, please send your resume and portfolio to jobs@pinnguaq.com