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Senior Graphic Designer (13 month contract, hybrid)

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Job ID:
R10349
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Location:
Support Office - Ontario - 5015 Spectrum Way, Suite 600, Mississauga, ON L4W 0E4
 
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Description

Revera is a leading owner, operator and investor in the senior living sector. We offer seniors’ apartments, independent living, assisted living, memory care and long term care. We understand how to create the best experience for people living in a Revera home. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to live a life of purpose, and we create environments that make that possible.

Our mission is to celebrate the human spirit in every way possible – and that applies to both our residents and our employees. There’s a lot that goes into being a member of our team – and there’s a lot that you’ll get out of the experience too. We go the extra mile to ensure that each member of our staff feels safe, secure, enriched and empowered in their role. So that everyone under our roof is given the opportunity to thrive, grow and make the most of every day.

Vaccines are a proven, safe and powerful weapon in our battle against COVID-19. Now that vaccines are widely available and recognizing that many of our staff are already vaccinated, vaccination will be a condition of employment for new hires, except when impossible due to legitimate, established exceptions. The vaccine must be a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination series approved by Health Canada. This is one more important step to protect both our residents and staff as we continue to battle this deadly virus.

The Senior Graphic Designer is responsible for bringing brand standards and art direction excellence to the development of creative concepts, graphics designs and layouts as required for the organization. This position requires the ability to interpret marketing requests, collaborate with Marketing Managers, and develop creative concepts and designs that meet brand standards as well as the internal client's objectives required to in support of cross-functional team objectives.  As a trusted and experienced practitioner, you will provide both clients, agency and team members with clear counsel and guidance, laying down strategic direction based on your expertise and knowledge of the fundamentals of design coupled with the latest design trends.

Key Outcomes:                      

  • Revera’s branded material is compellingly designed and meets brand and high visual art direction standards;

  • Revera’s visual brand standards are consistently incorporated into all marketing collateral and official documents and templates;

  • Marketing and branding strategies are translated into innovative and impressive visual assets that stimulate targeted audiences; and

  • Branded assets/collateral are developed/updated/evolved in line with the changing brand while consistently delivering high impact.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a creative environment that inspires Company values while encouraging team development through inclusion, open communication, and collaboration;

  • Provide insight, advice and assess impact for brand aspects of advertising/media campaigns/assets, capital signage, etc.;

  • Collaborate with partners (e.g. corporate, operations, sales, communications, agency) on visual design of new branded collateral;

  • Act as brand steward, ambassador and champion with respect to holding others accountable to the established brand and visual standard;

  • Collaborate on projects with Marketing Managers as required;

  • Maintain a schedule of projects to ensure deadlines are met;

  • Create graphic designs and creative design concepts for print and other media, while maintaining brand standards, including: print ads, brochures, merchandise, signage, etc.;

  • Provide trusted brand advisory by helping create new tools, executing campaigns, photography selection, grand opening materials and overall aesthetics;

  • Photo editing and retouching for use in print and / or web;

  • Proof / review work, ensuring accuracy and adherence to established design standards;

  • Work with other members of the Marketing Team and Revera departments to help with project’s needs and provide creative solutions;

  • Lead art direction for various projects;

  • Work with strategy and development teams to ensure smooth transitions throughout various projects;

  • Create ideas, concepts, and designs for innovative ad experiences in line with Revera’s brand;

  • Create briefs and execute on-brand design solutions for advertising campaigns that meet measurable business goals and requirements;

  • Plan and conduct photoshoots based on the yearly budget and marketing requirements including ideation / art direction, planning, coordination with vendors and photographers, prop styling, and execution on the day of the shoot;

  • Continuous learning and development of contemporary and evolving graphic design techniques, with an expectation to stay on top of graphic design trends;

  • Develop and lead discussions around brand and design initiatives (this includes creative brainstorming, focus groups, presenting concepts, gathering content ideas for videos / photography, etc.;

  • Provide vision and art direction to propel the brand forward and meets the needs of the business;

  • Provide video / photo art direction as required;

  • Uphold and promote the organization’s values and philosophy relating particularly to ethics, morality, and integrity as set out in Revera’s Code of Conduct; and

  • Complete all other duties as assigned.

Required Education, Credentials and Experience:

  • Proven experience working in a marketing, branding, or advertising role in a corporate environment or related agency;

  • Professional experience in digital design, with an emphasis on presentation decks, branded campaigns and working in-house or an agency on a range of marketing materials;

  • Proficient use of graphics software on Mac platform: Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Microsoft Office;

  • Experience with video editing & working knowledge of motion graphics i.e. After Effects and Premiere Pro;

  • Ability to grasp multiple design requirements with careful attention to detail;

  • Self-motivated with ability to make design decisions quickly and confidently with regards to composition, layout, hierarchy, colour and typography;

  • Deep understanding of the digital space and responsive design;

  • Outstanding aesthetic sensibilities and solid understanding of storytelling, layout, typography and design principles;

  • Knowledge of CSS and HTML would be a plus;

  • Basic knowledge of UI/UX principles;

  • General knowledge of AODA compliance in design and digital;

  • Excellent copywriting and communication skills;

  • Experienced in photography and techniques;

  • Strong proofreading skills and attention to detail;

  • Comfortable presenting creative concepts to clients and stakeholders;

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities against tight timelines; and

  • Flexible and able to adjust to shifting priorities.

Revera is committed to ensuring that all employment practices are inclusive. As an organization we are committed to providing and arranging accommodation for candidates upon request. 

Please Note: If you are a current employee of Revera and have Employee Self Service (ESS) on Workday, please apply to this job via the Workday application.

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