Standardbred Canada is seeking an enthusiastic Graphic Designer for the Industry Marketing Department.
This Intermediate Graphic Design position, available immediately, is best suited to an energetic individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment and enjoys a challenge.
Designing Marketing Materials pertaining to the World Driving Championship and World Trotting Conference
Designing the annual O’Brien Awards event materials including program, posters, menu, video, ads, etc.
Designing campaigns for national initiatives
Designing promotional resources for national initiatives (banner ads, posters, brochures, ads, etc.)
Production of short promotional videos as required
Communicating with printers on ad dimensions, graphic requirements and restrictions, file formats and file delivery
Maintaining and updating the Marketing Portal
Designing two 16 page editions of Trot 4 Kids annually
Contributing content to Trot 4 Kids when required
Ability to design layouts when required
In-house design for Standardbred Canada
Contribute your ideas and design solutions
Core skills and experience
Minimum three years education in graphic design at a college or university level, or equivalent
A solid knowledge of Mac OS
Minimum 2-3 years experience in a professional environment, or extensive freelance experience (including pre-press and preferably with a magazine)
Proficiency in Adobe CS6, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and After Effects
Solid understanding of graphic design for print, including basic colour correction, photo retouching skills, typography, etc.
Solid knowledge of print production processes and requirements
Able to adapt print design for use across digital and social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
Ability to work with minimum supervision
Ability to prioritize projects and work efficiently under pressure with careful attention to detail
Very strong ability to multi-task, able to work on multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to work flexible hours during busy work periods
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills in order to articulate creative concepts and rationale
to team members and industry partners
Self-motivated, organized and accountable
Open to feedback and willing to make changes to design concepts
Horse racing or equine background, or interest in horse racing
Understanding of font management, a practical understanding of the Elements and Principles of Art & Design
Interested applicants are asked to send your cover letter, resume and salary expectations to Kathy Wade Vlaar
at kwvlaar(at)standardbredcanada.ca as well as a PDF of your portfolio (no more than six examples),
or a link to your online portfolio.
Deadline for applications April 21, 2017
We thank all those who apply but only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.