CREATIVE SPECIALIST

LocationToronto
Job CategoryProfessional Consulting
SP-ID22085
Position TypeContract
Application Deadline March 31, 2020
Experience Required5+ years
Job Duration1 year
Education RequiredHigh School

Our client in Banking & Finance industry is seeking a CREATIVE SPECIALIST in Toronto. This is a 12 months contract position.
 
Possibility of contract extension and/ or conversion to full time.
 
Job Description
 
*Must be flexible to work various shifts, overtime and weekends as required*
*Will be added to the on-call weekend schedule*
 
INTERVIEW DETAILS:
WHAT TYPE OF INTERVIEW WILL THIS BE?(Phone/In person): IN PERSON
Duration: 1 HOUR
 
MANDATE
The Creative Design Specialist is responsible for designing powerful presentations, templates and marketing materials for the Bank’s Capital Markets business group. Creative projects may include creating bespoke presentations and templates, logo designs and designing custom graphics or illustrations using specialized software packages. Incumbents receive general instructions regarding tasks and require supervisor’s assistance only on special projects/assignments. Must be a focused, dedicated and detail-oriented; must be organized and have the ability to meet tight deadlines.
Incumbent is required to work within a PC environment with expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Acrobat DC) and strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office software programs (PowerPoint, Excel and Word). The Creative Design Specialist will primarily be working in Adobe Creative Cloud and PowerPoint. The work demands strong sense of design and creativity with the ability to provide innovative solutions for maximum visual impact. They are also responsible for working collaboratively with Clients and other Creative Services staff.
 
WORKING CONDITIONS
Business group runs 24 hours a day, and therefore, flex hours including weekend work may be required with little to no notice. May experience periods of high-level stress as a result of multiple demands and conflicting priorities.
Works in a comfortable office environment. Requires sensitivity in dealing with complex and confidential matters. Requires focus and concentration when managing materials for production. Supports a highly demanding business group, with high level of pressure to produce outputs as a result of multiple demands and conflicting priorities.
 
KEY DIMENSIONS
• Graphic Design and Desktop Publishing (90%)
• Projects & Support (10%)
 
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (but are not limited to):

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
• Graphic Design and Desktop Publishing (90%)
? Develop cutting-edge design concepts, creative slide layouts and other visual communication for internal and external meetings while ensuring compliance to the Bank’s Visual Identity Standards and consistency across multiple mediums
? Contribute to the innovative development of the Desktop Services department
? Create custom presentations, banner ads, invitations and creative materials using interactive designs and visually appealing concepts
? Transform generic, text-heavy presentations into visually appealing layouts and infographics
? Manage photo and vector stock gallery to fulfill requests for digital photos for invites and other marketing materials
? Responsible for quality control of assigned projects and execution of brand strategies and design standards
? Produce accurate and high-quality work while ensuring that all assigned projects are completed on time
? Collect, analyze, and visually interpret data to provide complex, high level maps with asset and location details, political, local, and national boundaries, as well as area-specific details (i.e. major cities, major roads and highways, map scale, etc.)
? Identify photograph needs (editing, recolouring, and other modifications), as well as ensuring that
the photos meet visual and legal standards
? Collaborate with team members on complex or special projects
? Handle sensitive and/or confidential documents and information
? Keep detailed logs of daily jobs. Report to management on day-to-day activities and work with
management to find the most efficient way to complete jobs in schedule
? Facilitate outsourcing of special projects to preferred vendors including transfer of data using
multiple programs and protocols as approved by Information Risk Management
• Projects & Support (10%)
? Project management including using proprietary application to ensure deadlines are met
? Communicate potential delays to workflow, clients and other stakeholders in a timely manner
? Encrypted packaging of documents to USB, as approved by Information Risk Management
? Provide ongoing training as required to Publishing staff, Administrative support staff and
Professional staff as requested
? Perform other related duties and assist with special projects as assigned by Management in
response to the company’s needs
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS
• Knowledge
? Fluidity in a PC environment
? Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and
Acrobat DC)
? Advanced level proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) for advanced document
production
? Knowledge of conceptual layout designs and illustrations
? Experience in print production and pre-press
? Advanced knowledge of mapping software and/or map researching, tracing and plotting
? Knowledge of current design trends
? Significant Project Management Systems navigation knowledge
? Work schedule realignment to effectively meet workload demands
 
TOP SKILLS / EXPERIENCE:
? 5+ years of Graphic Design experience in a corporate environment
? 2+ years of Desktop Publishing experience utilizing Microsoft Office with a focus on designing PowerPoint templates and presentations within the financial industry; investment banking preferred
? Experience in print production and pre-press
? Demonstrate graphic design skills with a strong portfolio
? Strong graphic design background with the ability to create versatile and engaging layouts to
enhance content for presentations and other formats
? Strong sense of creativity and innovation with the ability to conform to brand standards
? Solid ability to interpret service requests to ensure the client ask is met and provide accurate
turnaround timelines
? Exceptional organizational and project management skills to effectively multi-task and manage
multiple priorities simultaneously
? Able to balance competing priorities while working collaboratively and effectively with clients and
team
? Strong attention to details with emphasis on accuracy and quality
? Strong analytical skills to effectively consolidate and report critical information to management
? Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
? Provide prompt and courteous service to clients
? Ability to liaise with high-level company officers
? Comfortable working independently and within a team environment with minimal supervision
? Ability to adapt and respond to challenges, deadlines, emergencies, and a rapidly changing work environment.
? Excellent at time management and working with tight deadlines
? Ability to convert multiple file types from one platform to another
 
Education:
? Post-secondary education in Graphic Design or equivalent
 
Candidates must be in Canada and with valid work permit for being able to apply for this role.
 
Please reply to:
 
a.saksena@maxsys.ca