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Senior Graphic Designer

by Northern Co.

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Feb 16, 2024
Northern Co.

Job Description

Senior Graphic Designer

About Northern

Headquartered in London, Ontario, Northern is an integrated digital solutions agency helping leading brands across North America navigate digital transformation. Our solutions help brands grow by optimizing their digital customer journey. We have strategically assembled a group of innovators, who have a passion for technology, design, and improving digital experiences.

What We’re Looking For

We are currently looking to add a Senior Graphic Designer to our growing team to complement our passion for design, technology, and performance-based results.

The Senior Graphic Designer, under the direction and guidance of the Lead Designer, will work closely with internal teams to complete all graphic content and creative assets with an intuitive sense of layout and design. The incumbent will provide creative and innovative solutions while producing designs that align with brand guidelines and client expectations. Strong communication skills coupled with the ability to understand both the aesthetic needs and technical requirements of the digital space will best support the Graphic Designer in their role.

*Full-time remote is available nationally. Our Connected Workplace Program gives you the option to choose a remote, hybrid or in-office workspace!

Benefits of Becoming a Northerner

In exchange for your talent and expertise, Northern is committed to providing:

Robust Benefits plan, including a Health Spending Account
Wellness Program & LifeWorks EAP
Fitness Reimbursement Program
Vet Care Program
RRSP Matching
Profit-Sharing Performance Bonuses
Endless Professional Growth Opportunities
Delicious Meals & Company Social Events
Free Onsite Parking
Referral Bonus Program
Flexible work environment - so you can work where & when you work best
Allowance to help set up home office  
Just to name a few!...

Key Responsibilities

Work in collaboration with the design team and project managers to apply graphic design to creative concepts based on client expectations
Ensure consistent application of brand guidelines across all design projects and platforms. Collaborate with marketing teams to develop and update brand assets, maintaining a keen eye for detail and accuracy in color, typography, and overall brand identity.
Ensures that all digital graphic content is optimized across all channels, and that all files are proofed and correctly formatted for optimal reproduction
Manage designated projects from concept development through to execution by coordinating with the appropriate teams to secure proper assets and meet task deadlines
Collaborate with management or department leads to prioritize needs, resolve conflicts, develop content, and implement solutions in a timely manner
Maintain a strong understanding of any current technologies and/or practices through continuing education, research, and/or workshops to provide recommendations based on best practices as well as industry and consumer trends
Provides professional and friendly customer service and technical support to internal and external clients

Knowledge, Education & Experience Required

3-5+ years related experience as a Graphic Designer in a communications or marketing environment
A College diploma, University degree, or relevant job-related experience. We welcome highly experienced, self-taught, and self-motivated learners who express a strong passion for design.
Extensive skills in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign etc.), PDF form creation and optimization, Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and the ability to quickly learn new software; knowledge of various Google Applications
Strong understanding of design principles and methodologies; proficient in digital/web production and design, with experience in user interface design
Experience working within web content management systems (e.g. WordPress) and e-mail campaign systems (e.g. MailChimp); familiarity with web development and design concepts and basic HTML and CSS coding
A keen eye for visual aesthetic and branding; good knowledge of colour systems, artwork preparation and the print production process
Exemplary interpersonal and customer service skills; maturity, positive attitude and demonstrated success in liaising with all levels of management and a variety of stakeholders 

Since its founding in 2015, Northern has grown to 150+ employees, helping leading brands across North America navigate digital transformation.

Northern is positioned as a leader in the performance advertising industry as a Facebook Marketing Partner and Google Premier Partner —awarded to only 3% of agency partners in Canada. Our campaigns with leading brands in North America have been recognized as best in class through the Google Premier Partner Awards, Search Engine Land Awards, and the Canadian Search Awards.

Northern’s continued growth, strengthened by our strong company culture, has led to multiple recognitions by Great Place to Work® Canada including Best Workplaces™ in Canada, Ontario, for Women, for Hybrid Work, and more.

Equity and Diversity

Northern invites applications from all qualified individuals. Northern is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from all individuals, including but not limited to members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require any accommodations please let us know when you apply.

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