GRAPHIC DESIGNER, EDIT DIVISION

Date Posted: Jan 11, 2017

Salary: Negotiable
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Organization's Field/Discipline:
Term: Contract
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Organization Description

Design Exchange

Design Exchange, a not-for-profit museum funded by its members and donors, is Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the pursuit of design excellence and preservation of design heritage. At the crossroads of multiple disciplines, from furniture and architecture to graphics and fashion, our exhibitions, talks, workshops, and youth education programs are curated to reflect the popular zeitgeist and contemporary culture while demonstrating the relevance and importance of design to everyday life. We are committed to delivering accessible design experiences and education and we aim to provide the tools necessary to connect design learning to the ordinary and extraordinary.



Job Description

GRAPHIC DESIGNER, EDIT DIVISION

About Design Exchange

Design Exchange, a registered charity and not-for-profit organization funded by its members and donors, is Canada's only cultural institution dedicated exclusively to the pursuit of design excellence and preservation of design heritage. At the crossroads of multiple disciplines, from furniture and architecture to graphics and fashion, our exhibitions, talks, workshops, and youth education programs are curated to reflect the popular zeitgeist and contemporary culture while demonstrating the relevance and importance of design to everyday life. We are committed to delivering accessible design experiences and education and we aim to provide the tools necessary to connect design learning to the ordinary and extraordinary.

In 2017, DX will launch EDIT: Expo for Design Innovation and Technology, a 10 day biennale world-scale international design festival, that will explore the intersection of design, architecture, innovation, and technology in shaping our future for the better.

Job Summary

Design Exchange is seeking to fill the full-time position of Graphic Designer, EDIT Division. The Graphic Designer will report to and work closely with the Director of Marketing & Communications, EDIT Division and be responsible for producing for the day-to-day design, brand, and communications collateral required across multiple print, digital, and spatial output. The Graphic Designer will work closely with full-time and part-time members of the DX team, and outside service agencies.

This employment contract is for a fixed-term of 12 months.

Job Responsibilities

Conduct and execute multifaceted research and design work. Lead Graphic Designer on execution of EDIT.

Design on-brand artwork and graphics for short-term digital and print communications products including, but not limited to:

o Day-to-day social media shareables and graphic emails, o Digital and newspaper advertisements,

o Programming collateral and exhibits, and o Internal documents and forms.

Develop an understanding of, and aid in, the planning/resourcing of EDIT.

Build strong relationships with relevant clients and vendors through direct and sustained contact over the course of EDIT.
Manage time and hours with respect to EDIT budget and responsibilities across multiple tasks and activities.
Establish conceptual frameworks to solve complex initiatives.

Create sketches, mock-ups, prototypes, finished designs, and presentations. Facilitate internal meetings and creative sessions.

Promote the consistent use of EDIT brand across all platforms. Other duties as required.



Requirements:

Job Requirements

A university or college design degree (graphic design, fine art, communications, graphic design, industrial design, or a related field).
2-4 years of professional Graphic Design experience.

The creative design capacity, expressed through respective education and work practice, to iterate and execute across a multitude of design projects.
A demonstrated personality as a team player, with a collaborative nature. The capacity to drive to beautiful and efficient solutions.
A proven combination of design capabilities and technological expertise.

A pulse on a broad range of local and global issues and a cultural awareness.

The ability to structure and articulate an argument, and to craft narratives (written, verbally, and visually).
Superior communication skills.

The ability to work under leadership, as well as to lead smaller projects and initiatives.

Proven organization and production capabilities.

Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML, and CSS. Front-end development (HTML5 / CSS3) experience an asset.
Motion Graphic animation (Adobe AfterEffects CC) experience an asset. Candidates with practical understanding of Javascript, Jquery,

Responsive, Wordpress are preferred.



How to Apply:

Please reply with salary expectations to Mo Ghoneim (mo@dx.org) before Wednesday, January 18, 2017 @ 5pm.



Contact Info:

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