Art Director

Redeemer University College
Published
June 17, 2019
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Street Address
777 Garner Rd. E.

Description

Do you love designing impeccable creative that delivers a powerful message? Can you interpret objectives into polished visual concepts from a brief or conversation? Are you able to combine current design trends with an existing corporate brand identity? Would you love to bring your skills to a dynamic team at a fantastic Christian university?

Bring your creativity and finely tuned design aesthetic to Redeemer’s fast-paced and collaborative marketing and communications team. Oversee the university’s brand across all channels, provide direction for others and design Redeemer’s major publications, event promotion and recruiting materials hands-on.

This position is 100% full-time, on campus in Hamilton, ON. The package includes benefits, pension, paid vacation and some work from home options.

The Overview

Flagship Collateral – You will take the lead on design for key print collateral (e.g. Resound Magazine, Viewbook, etc.) and maintain brand consistency with a standard of design excellence. You will also design for major institutional event advertising, signage, sub-brands, and mini-campaigns for fundraising and recruitment.

Art Direction – You will provide quick design concepts and/or mood boards to brief other designers on the team and nurture the design process, providing incremental feedback while driving quality and consistency across print, email, social media and web properties. You will work closely with the web design manager to develop and maintain the institutional brand across all web properties for the university.

Project Management – You will schedule projects for the team in collaboration with the Director of Marketing and Communications, mapping out milestones and checking in with team members to ensure deadlines are met.

Manage Vendors – You will create final artwork and liaise with third party suppliers, approving proofs and ensuring timelines and quality standards are met.

Skills

You are a creative person who loves to tell stories visually and can align them with strategic business objectives and messages.

You have a strong design sensibility in both print and web applications and demonstrate the ability to lead concept development.

You understand and can manage the creative process, discerning how to motivate and lead while also teaching and mentoring other designers and freelancers.

You have strong organizational skills so you can manage multiple deadlines and requirements and prioritize quickly and efficiently.

You are a team player and enjoy the collaborative nature of a creative group working together to tell an amazing story.

You are fluent in Adobe Creative Suite design software (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) and open to learning new software tools related to a professional and collaborative office environment.

Qualifications

You have a diploma in graphic design, or a bachelor’s degree in visual arts, plus 3-5 years professional experience with 1-2 years in a senior role.

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