Graphic Designer

REM Web Solutions - Kitchener, ON

 

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REM is looking for a graphic designer that is ready to stand out from her/his peers as they launch multiple new websites per year with their name attached to the design!  If you prefer to work as part of a high performing Web Design team that puts bold ideas in front of hundreds of customers each year then REM wants to talk to you.  We blend all the excitement and flexibility of a fast moving industry innovator with the stability of a company that has been thriving for more than 14 years in this community!

 

What We're Looking For

  • A strong artistic passion that is evident in your growing portfolio of work.

  • An eye for effective user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) techniques as they relate to front end web designs.

  • An understanding of when 2 pixels to the left is exactly what the design needs to be perfect.

  • An understanding of when 2 pixels to the left has no impact.

  • A genuine willingness to learn our process, our tools and our philosophy and to focus on problem solving within those boundaries.

  • A willingness to take risks and to continually learn and improve techniques based on the outcomes.

  • A thick skin.

  • An understanding that responsibility for ensuring consistency and quality standards rest primarily with you.  Your design.  Your name.  Your reputation.  (We’ll still be there every step along the way of course)

  • Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite with emphasis on Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks and Dreamweaver.

  • A basic understanding of HTML5 and CSS with a general idea of the principles of constructing a web page using those elements efficiently.

  • An ability to talk confidently to team members, managers and customers.

  • An ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.

  • A post-secondary education in a related design discipline is a must, and all applicants must provide a portfolio with their applications.

Responsibilities

  • Own dozens of client web design projects through the entire design life cycle.

    • Guide customers (Primarily small business owners in the KW region) through creative briefings and help put their vision to words and design.

    • Collaborate with the design team and build a creative concept that aligns with the budget and the scope using appropriate tools and assets.

    • Demonstrate and promote your design to the customer, accept feedback and refine the vision.

    • Collect design signoffs and begin carving concept files into basic HTML & CSS templates.

    • Hand over the carved template pages to the development department for integration with REM's proprietary content management system.

    • Implement page content on behalf of the customer using the content management system.

  • Occasionally generate logos, graphics, illustrations and other supporting assets for clients.

  • Source, crop, resize, optimize, colour correct and implement appropriate stock assets into designs.

  • Learn and master the existing content management system to better inform your design capabilities.

  • Learn and master the existing project flow, and project management tools to keep your projects on track.

  • Perform other functions and responsibilities as assigned from time to time.

Why Choose REM?

  • You will genuinely stand out and build a fantastic portfolio while being supported by an established and successful team.

  • You are the primary visionary for all of your projects.

  • You join a team of motivated and dedicated professionals that move mountains and get noticed.

  • You get a real opportunity to make your mark in this community and have fun doing it.

The 6 7 Guiding Principles of REM

  1. Customer Success Comes First
    A successful customer simultaneously demonstrates our worth in the market and our strength over our competitors.

  2. Take Ownership
    REM leaders own solutions.  We demonstrate our solutions by owning the problem first. 

  3. Think More
    There is always another option.  Always.  Find it.

  4. Improve Everything
    Good enough is only good enough for now.  We improve on everything we know and do every chance we can.

  5. Congratulate the Victory
    Amplify our momentum with positive recognition.

  6. Persevere
    In the face of debate, challenge and confusion, we push forward.  We make it through.

  7. Customer Success Comes First
    A successful customer simultaneously demonstrates our worth in the market and our strength over our competitors.

Compensation

  • $30k to $40k depending on experience, skill and accomplishments

  • Medical, Vision and Dental Benefits

  • Long Term Disability and Life Insurance

 

PLEASE NOTE:  This is an in office job in Kitchener.

 

Please apply by sending your resume, cover letter and portfolio to careers@remwebsolutions.com.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Start Date: Late January 2015

 
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