Underground Designer


The MSU represents full-time undergraduate students at McMaster University. The MSU purpose is to draw into a true society all students at McMaster University. In pursuit of this, it will foster activities and events which will enhance the University experience of its members and contribute to the life of the University as a whole. Further, it will seek to facilitate communication between the student body, the University and other organizations and will organize and regulate student self-government.

The Senior Designer, designs graphics and liaises with clients as directed by Manager and Service Manager to ensure timely completion of multiple projects to the client’s satisfaction. Will act as the lead designer for consultation and projects. Duties include but are not limited to preparing camera-ready art, including use of all typesetting, computer / photochemical equipment, and perform design work; Prepare graphics for internal and external media clients.This position will provide support to the Manager & Creative Director with respect to workflow, and will supervise the student designer positions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Related post-secondary diploma or degree
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Must be personable and flexible enough to deal effectively with a wide demographic and skill set
  • Must have a good sense of graphic design and technical skills.
  • Must have a good understanding of industry standard programs (such as Photoshop, QuarkXPress, Adobe Illustrator, PageMaker & CorelDraw or equivalent)
  • Must have organizational & time management skills.
  • Creativity required to meet clients demands
  • Willingness to keep skill set current with industry standards

Effort & Responsibility

  • Responsible for design and production jobs of varying sizes throughout the year
  • Initiative required to develop systems for operational improvements
  • Must be able to receive direction and work independently with firm deadlines

Working Conditions

  • Customer Service environment
  • Must be able to work effectively and creatively through constant interruptions of varying severity.
  • Lifting, including heavy objects, while stocking shelves or putting away deliveries may be required during the work day.
  • Time demands may exceed stated hours of work.


  • Networked Personal computer.
  • Networked Printers
  • Calculator
  • Other assets as found in Printing and Design operation

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Additional Details

Category: Graphics / Web
McMaster Students Union
1280 Main St. West
Hamilton, ON, CA
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Tags: graphic design, creative, fulltime, marketing
Posted: Apr 12, 2019
Deadline: OPEN
Type: Full-time
Experience: Senior

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