Position Details:

Salary: $25/hour
Type: Full-Time
Location: Northern Ontario / Sudbury / Remote but live in Northern Ontario
Updated: 13/11/2021

This job is a funded position through NOHFC and is open only to a self-identifying Indigenous person who is new to the design field or is not currently employed in their field. 

Skills:

  • Confidence in presenting and explaining ideas to clients and colleagues.

  • Strong aesthetic sense.

  • Extraordinarily organized and detail-oriented.

  • Strong multi-tasker and able to balance multiple projects at once.

  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Flexibility in project, schedule, and idea shifts.

  • Strong understanding of web development, HTML, CSS and how to design for such purposes including responsive design.

  • Illustration skills considered an asset.

  • Basic animation skills considered an asset.

  • Passion for learning new skills and techniques.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of a post-secondary graphic design program.

  • Expertise in the Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office.

  • Digital design experience (UI/UX).

  • Experience in WordPress.

  • Member of RGD and Sudbury Design Society considered an asset.

Education:

  • College Diploma in Graphic Design.

Responsibilities:

  • Interpret design briefs and provide project insights.

  • Issue weekly status updates.

  • Estimate project time and update project manager.

  • Provide creative design(s) that meet client needs.

  • Create presentations and rationals of created materials for approval (external/internal).

  • Adhere to budget and timeline schedules.

  • Interpret constructive feedback in your design process.

  • Proof-read your own work and correct errors.

  • Create final files that are error free and following file-naming requirements.

  • Assist in updating social media and website with current projects and news.

  • Enter all hours accurately in time-keeping system (completed daily by end of day).

  • Actively participate in weekly staff and project meetings and creative-led conversations.

  • Support Design de Plume’s overall culture, values and mission.

  • Contribute to an environment that is clean, efficient, professional, proactive, and team oriented.

Benefits:

  • Benefits and Long-Term Disability Plan after 12 months

  • Bonuses based on team performance and project success

  • Group RRSP Plan contributions after 12 months

  • Fully paid dues for your RGD membership (plus DesignThinkers!)

  • Access to self-guided professional development, team-based workshops, and in-house speakers for a wide array of topics

  • Extra vacation time (paid) and paid sick days

Desired Qualifications:

  • Indigenous cultural knowledge and sensitivity considered an asset.

  • French basic spoken and written skills considered an asset.

  • Position looking to be filled immediately.

About Design de Plume Inc:

Design de Plume Inc. is a national, Indigenously-owned communication studio that uses design to address the creative needs of businesseses and organizations throughout North America. Design de Plume Inc. aims to deliver innovative solutions that leverage user-friendly technology and authentic designs, while encouraging education and understanding about effective creative communication. Our clients include private companies, not-for-profit organizations, governments, First Nations, and communities, working on both short and long-term creative projects.

The Design de Plume team has a national reputation as a leader in Indigenous design and innovation.

Design de Plume is a fast paced work environment with tight deadlines on occasion. We have a supportive collaborative team to help each other with the work load. We also support autonomous problem solving and encourage our staff to create and express their own solutions.

We offer a competitive benefits package and pride ourselves on being an equal-opportunity employer. We especially encourage applications from Indigenous individuals to apply.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.