Graphic designer

Hi. We’re growing and working on great projects for clients across Canada and the US. We need a designer who is interested in creating diverse and beautiful communication pieces that help not-for-profits, charities, educational institutes, and Indigenous organizations do their own amazing work.

Position details


Location: Northern Ontario / Sudbury / Remote

Indigenous applicants are especially encouraged to apply.

Updated: 13/04/2021


  • 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.


  • 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 rationales 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.


  • Graduate of a post-secondary graphic design program.
  • 3 years + experience in a design position.
  • 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.


  • College diploma in graphic design.


  • 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.

About Design de Plume

Design de Plume Inc. is a national, Indigenously-owned creative firm that uses design to address the creative needs of businesses 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.

How to apply

To apply please send your resume and portfolio with the subject title “Application for Graphic Designer Position” to Jenn at [email protected].