Web and Graphic Designer - Toronto
21/12/20

The Communications team is seeking an experienced Web and Graphics Designer with a passion for web and design to develop creative, engaging and user-centred websites and digital and print materials. 

 

They will be responsible for coordinating front-end website development, providing creative and technical support from design to implementation. As well, creating a wide variety of visual assets for multiple channels and mediums (digital, social media, print, web, etc.) and provide recommendations to stakeholders on visual and creative direction.

 

Responsibilities:

Website Design

  • Designs and develops user-centered front-end websites for the Faculty and its departments, creating all visual and creative elements. 
  • Conducts regular web audits and site maintenance to ensure effective system performance, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) compliance, and overall integrity of websites. Provide ongoing technical support and design advice.
  • Proactively identifies ways to improve and optimize the user experience through surveys, user testing, user feedback and google analytics. 
  • Collaborates with clients to ensure satisfaction at all stages of design implementation.

 

Graphic Design

  • Conceptualize and execute all graphic elements for our digital marketing channels (display ads, social, newsletters, website, etc.), as well as all print collateral (annual report, undergraduate booklet, awards program, etc.). Responsible for digital illustration and infographics.
  • Continually identify opportunities to create added value, be proactive with innovative ideas and creative solutions. Advise on accompanying content, editorial direction, photography, and graphic design best practices across all platforms.
  • Collaborate with team members, academic and administrative units across campus, and with our community partners and media to conceptualize and execute projects.

 

Qualifications

  • Successful completion of a post-secondary university degree in Integrated Media, Web and Graphic Design or equivalent discipline.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of recent and related work experience in web and graphic design including: 
  • Professional experience designing and maintaining front-end responsive websites including experience with UX, UI, IA, accessibility, QA, and user testing.
  • Professional experience in graphic designing print and digital pieces for a range of target audiences.
  • High level of creativity and capability in all aspects of print production and digital design.
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and design a variety of visually impactful communications products, ranging from print and online publications to promotional marketing campaigns to web and social media channels. Knowledge and understanding of web and graphic designing best practices and principles.
  • Demonstrated experience producing and testing high quality UX design solutions through wireframes, visual and graphic designs, flow diagrams, storyboards, site maps, and prototypes for responsive websites.
  • Expertise in providing artistic direction for visual storytelling through videos, photos, illustrations, infographics, etc.
  • Strong project management, time management, and critical thinking skills. Strong  attention to detail.
  • Excellent command of various applications and tools such as Content Management Systems (Adobe CQ), web analytics (Google Analytics), SEO, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop), and proficient in MS Office and Google Workspace.
  • Excellent creative writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to client service and interpersonal skills.
  • Photography, videography, and video editing skills are an asset.
  • Experience working for a research-intensive academic organization is an asset.

 

The Perks
There is something for everyone! Employees are eligible for many benefits, services and discounts that Ryerson has to offer:  

 

Additional Information
 

 Position Number(s)

 20002638

 Reports To

 Communications and Web Manager

 Vacancy Type

 TERM

 Employee Group

 OPSEU

 Start Date

 ASAP

 End Date

 1 year from start date

 Hours of Work

 36.25 hours per week

 Grade

 11

 Salary Scale

 $65,314.34 - $77,988.72 (Hiring Salary Range: $65,314.34 - $71,370.76)

 

Additional Notes

Applicants who do not meet all of the posted qualifications may, upon the University’s sole discretion, be considered to fill a vacancy on an underfill basis.

Portfolio:
If you are selected to move forward to the next step in the recruitment process, you will be asked to submit a link to your portfolio. Your portfolio should include samples of your web and graphic design work including website development, digital and print pieces, assets for digital campaigns, and graphic design work (i.e. visual identity, brand toolkits, infographics, and illustrations).

Work Location: 
This role will work from home while Ryerson is operating on an essential services model due to COVID-19, until further notice. At that point, the role will then be required to work on campus.

We encourage all First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples or Indigenous peoples of North America, to self-identify in their applications and also reach out to , Indigenous Human Resources Lead, for support during the selection process.

As part of the selection process, candidates may be required to complete an occupational assessment. Applications will only be accepted online through Ryerson's career site.

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