In-House Graphic Designer

<p>Neatfreak is a place where innovative minds thrive and make things happen for consumers around the globe. The products make your life easier and bring harmony to your life.</p> <p>If you are someone who thrives in a fast-paced work environment with expertise and creative insight- We would like to see your STUFF!<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></p>

Mississauga, ON

Recruiting Concepts Inc.

<p>Providing Recruitment support to small, mid-sized &amp; large organizations challenged by tough to fulfill hiring needs. Companies with hiring needs which require very specific credentials and/or personality types are the ideal client group for Recruiting Concepts. Companies who adopt a strategic approach to recruitment recognize that&nbsp;<strong>Recruiting is essentially marketing</strong>.&nbsp;How to draw top talent to your organization and entice them to stay &amp; contribute long term is top of mind for many of our clients. &nbsp;</p> <p>Recruiting Concepts Inc. ~ Building your Companies' Assets 1 Employee at a time!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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Experienced Full-time

$50-$55 K + Benefits, RRSP, Profit Sharing

Overview: <p>Neatfreak! is a global manufacturer of home storage and organizing&nbsp;products. For over 30 years they have designed, manufactured, and distributed innovative solutions to retailers around the world.&nbsp;</p> <p>The continued growth demands on our Product Development Team and Marketing department has created an opportunity for the newly created role of&nbsp;<em><u>In-House Graphic Designer</u></em>.&nbsp;</p>
Responsibilities: <p><u>General Duties:</u></p> <ul> <li>Communicate ideas, take the product concept idea and construct it, conceptually, design patterns.</li> <li>Commercially oriented - colour pattern style.</li> <li>Present to internal teams, occasionally meet buyers on new colour/trend discussions.</li> <li>Graphic Interpretation- take the elements and project it to show idea in colour and pattern.</li> <li>This job will have a variety of structures and set mandates to follow such as consistency in branding and execution.</li> </ul> <p><u>Fabric print development and colour approval: </u></p> <ul> <li>create new prints and repeats, as well as modify, re-colour existing pattern art files.</li> <li>prepare and issue production-ready artwork, ensuring files are ready for fabric drum creation and printing.</li> <li>interpret forecasted colour and pattern trends into new print &amp; pattern designs.</li> <li>Review lab dips and pattern swatches for production.</li> <li>Maintain a library of fabric pattern art files.</li> <li>Maintain the library of fabric lab dips.</li> </ul> <p><u>Product Development:</u></p> <ul> <li>Create renderings and line art illustrations of existing products as well as new concepts.</li> <li>Design work including image scaling, cropping, repositioning, editing images, colour correction, and creating clipping paths using Photoshop.</li> <li>Provide graphic support to Product Development team as needed.</li> </ul> <p><u>Marketing:</u></p> <ul> <li>Design and layout graphics for sales presentations.</li> <li>Provide graphic support to Marketing as needed.</li> <li>Maintain an updated library of assets for quick and easy retrieval.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><u>REQUIRED SKILLS and QUALIFICATIONS:</u></p> <ul> <li>Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).</li> <li>Working knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point).</li> <li>Intrinsic eye for design and passionate about colour and patterns.</li> <li>Familiarity with housewares product categories in the current retail landscape.</li> <li>Strong analytic skills &ndash; seeing through the eyes of the customer, from concept to completion.</li> <li>Knowledge of print, pre-production/production processes are an asset.</li> <li>Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities against tight timelines.</li> <li>Excellent presentation skills and confidence to explain and sell ideas to colleagues and/or customers.</li> <li>Detail oriented, organized, deadline driven.</li> <li>Proven communication skills, time management and organizational skills.</li> <li>Team player &ndash; positive, collaborative approach to work.</li> <li>Comfortable communicating with outside factories and suppliers.</li> </ul> <p><u>EDUCATION &amp; JOB EXPERIENCE:</u></p> <ul> <li>Graduate of a Graphic Design program.</li> <li>Must be mechanically oriented and technical and creative in thought processes.</li> <li>Must be passionate, curious, and intelligent.</li> <li>2+ years of practical (related) work experience (may include co-op terms).</li> <li>Experience in textile pattern design: i.e. fabric, garment, shoe, etc.</li> <li>Experience using Design, Photoshop, and/or Illustrator.</li> <li>Knowledge of construction techniques and pattern drafting (i.e. cut and sew) are an asset.</li> <li>Experienced in photography is an asset.</li> </ul>