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University of Winnipeg
Winnipeg, MB

Graphic Designer

Job Number:
A23.17
Classification:
Administrative 3
Date Posted:
April 7, 2017
Employee Group:
AESES
Funding:
Budget
Hiring Range:
$49,322.00 - $55,728.40
Position Category:
Full-time, Term until July 13, 2018
Probation/Trial Period:
910 working hours or six (6) months, whichever occurs first
Salary Range:
$49,322.00 - $65,738.40
Start Date:
June 19, 2017
Status:
Existing
Weekly Hours:
35 hours per week
Department:
Marketing and Communications
Location:
Winnipeg, MB
Job Type:
Term
Close Date:
04/19/2017
Professional Areas:
Support/Managerial Employment
Description:

**This is a term position from June 19, 2017 - July 13, 2018.**

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Consults with clients to identify needs and objectives
  • Researches and develops original creative design solutions to meet the objectives within the university brand, and across multiple media, including print, web, digital multi-media, and others, as required.
  • Presents design solutions to clients for discussion and implementation.
  • Develops and oversees the project from concept to completion including recommending suitable production processes, providing specifications, and liaising with vendors as needed.
  • Takes lead role in the development and delivery of major institutional communications and marketing initiatives, including (but not limited to): print publications such as magazines, booklets, and brochures; advertising for print, outdoor, and online; Convocation programs and related materials; event invitations; and a wide variety of marketing collateral.
  • Develops and maintains the institution’s visual standards and guidelines for the University community and related suppliers, in consultation with Director and key stakeholders,
  • Develops and updates suitable materials for departments/clients/suppliers to promote adherence to standards.
    • Develops graphics for use in social media applications and campus digital displays
  • Works to ensure consistency of key design elements (including photography, typography, illustrations) to maintain integrated look and feel throughout institutional communications materials. 
  • Works with photographers to create images that reflect university brand.
  • Works with external designers and suppliers, as required, to provide direction on creation of designs that adhere to existing brand and visual standards.
  • Works with web manager to create graphic elements and layouts for use on web sites
  • Works with web developers and other external vendors to provide graphic elements, related files, and design guidance in the development of branded digital platforms (such as apps) as well as customizing the appearance of digital applications.
  • Maintains and manages current and archival files for design projects in an orderly, consistent and safe method for future reference and use by university community.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or a College Diploma in a related discipline is required.
  • Graphic Design designation is preferred. 
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience working in the field of graphic design is preferred
  • Minimum 1 year experience in developing visuals for web and digital applications is preferred
  • Proficiency in photography, multi-media design, including apps is an asset
  • Proficiency with Adobe After Effects and web design is preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks and Acrobat.
  • Some experience working in a fast-paced, service-oriented industry is an asset
  • Excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal skills are required
  • Must have high level of creativity with strong design and brand identity sensibilities, along with a strong eye for detail
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously is required
  • Ability to understand and develop brand identity concepts and create visual continuity across various media.

    THE COMBINATION OF EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES WILL BE CONSIDERED IN CONJUNCTION WITH A PORTFOLIO OF WORK SAMPLES THAT BEST DEMONSTRATE ARTISTIC ABILITY, VISUAL INTEGRATION/CONSISTENCY ACROSS BRANDED MATERIALS, CREATIVE DESIGN CONCEPTS, AND OVERALL UNDERSTANDING OF MODERN DESIGN BEST PRACTICES.

The Collective Agreement between The University of Winnipeg and The Association of Employees Supporting Education Services (AESES), Clause 6.3, Selection for Vacancy, states: The Employer agrees that Employees with seniority shall have preference in connection with appointments so far as it is practicable to do so, provided that their qualifications are relatively equal.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.  In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, first preference must be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

 

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Category: Graphics / Web
Location:
University of Winnipeg
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Winnipeg, MB, CA
R3B2E9
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Posted: Apr 11, 2017
Deadline: OPEN
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