Senior Graphic Designer (2-month contract)

About Eighty-Eight:

Eighty-Eight is a Toronto based communications agency focused on growing startups, technology firms, and large brands looking to reach those audiences. We focus on branding and storytelling. Our core services are PR & media relations, influencer and content marketing campaigns, and branding & design projects.

Position Overview:

We are looking for a Senior Graphic Designer with 4-years of agency experience to join our growing team. A successful candidate must have a strong background in graphic design, pay great attention to detail, and have an innate ability to solve problems through design. You also have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to present work in client presentations with ease and confidence.

You will be working closely with the entire team, assisting with projects across our 3 services; Design, Public Relations, and Marketing. This is a 2-month contract position to help support the design team. You will be reporting directly to the Art Director, and work closely with our intermediate designer.

Working at Eighty-Eight:

  • Eighty-Eight is a casual work environment, we welcome you to be yourself, dress as you usually do, and feel comfortable.
  • We want to hear your ideas and encourage creativity. A great idea is a great idea – it doesn’t matter whether it comes from a senior team member or an intern.
  • While you’re working with us, you represent the Eighty-Eight brand. We encourage you to share your experience on social media and promote the company and projects you’re working on to your networks. Just ask a senior person first to make sure it’s OK to share a particular project.
  • Get to know your team better! Your colleagues may seem to be tuned in to their computers and work, but everyone can use a short break every once in awhile. Send your colleagues an invite to coffee, lunch, or just to chat.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Leading client projects, including branding, website design, UX/UI design, and print. 
  • Ongoing correspondence with clients, answering any questions or concerns with ongoing projects, and making sure client needs are met. 
  • Presenting work in formal client presentations, explaining the design process and educating the client on design related solutions.
  • Assisting with internal branding projects as needed.
  • Formatting reports, proposals, and other documents for internal and external use.
  • Contributing to brainstorms and internal meetings for new clients and new business.
  • Thinking strategically to solve marketing problems, and how design fits into that solution.
  • Assisting with video and animation work, including digital ads and social posts. 
  • Helping with research, finding vendors and partners when needed.
  • Contacting and coordinating with vendors when needed.


Requirements:

  • 4+ years of agency experience. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design.
  • Diverse portfolio of previous client work, including print and digital work. 
  • Proficient in the Adobe CC suite; Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and After Effects.
  • Prior knowledge of PowerPoint, Keynote, and Excel.
  • Knowledge of HTML & CSS an asset.
  • Prior experience in UI/UX design an asset.
  • Great communication skills, and the ability to brainstorm and discuss design problems.
  • A strong work ethic, ability to take direction well with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to collaborate and brainstorm with a diverse team.
  • Ability to effectively manage timelines and meet client deadlines.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills, working well under pressure.

 

Please send your resume and portfolio to careers@eightyeightagency.com

Graphic Design Intern (6-month contract)

About Eighty-Eight:

Eighty-Eight is a Toronto based communications agency focused on growing startups, technology firms, and large brands looking to reach those audiences. We focus on branding and storytelling. Our core services are PR & media relations, influencer and content marketing campaigns, and branding & design projects.

Position Overview:

We are looking for a Graphic Design Intern to join our growing team. A successful candidate must have a strong background in graphic design, pay great attention to detail, and have an innate ability to solve problems through design. You also have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

You will be working closely with the entire team, assisting with projects across our 3 services; Design, Public Relations, and Marketing. You will be reporting directly to the Art Director, and work closely with our intermediate designer.

Working at Eighty-Eight:

  • Eighty-Eight is a casual work environment, we welcome you to be yourself, dress as you usually do, and feel comfortable.
  • We want to hear your ideas and encourage creativity. A great idea is a great idea – it doesn’t matter whether it comes from a senior team member or an intern.
  • While you’re working with us, you represent the Eighty-Eight brand. We encourage you to share your experience on social media and promote the company and projects you’re working on to your networks. Just ask a senior person first to make sure it’s OK to share a particular project.
  • Get to know your team better! Your colleagues may seem to be tuned in to their computers and work, but everyone can use a short break every once in awhile. Send your colleagues an invite to coffee, lunch, or just to chat.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with creating design elements for client projects.
  • Creating graphic content for social media channels. 
  • Assisting with internal branding projects as needed.
  • Formatting reports, proposals, and other documents for internal and external use.
  • Contributing to brainstorms and internal meetings for new clients and new business.
  • Thinking strategically to solve marketing problems, and how design fits into that solution.
  • Assisting with video and animation work, including digital ads and social posts. 
  • Helping with research, finding vendors and partners when needed.
  • Contacting and coordinating with vendors when needed.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design.
  • Diverse portfolio of previous client work, including print and digital work. 
  • Proficient in the Adobe CC suite; Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and After Effects.
  • Prior knowledge of PowerPoint, Keynote, and Excel.
  • Knowledge of HTML & CSS an asset.
  • Prior experience in UI/UX design an asset.
  • Great communication skills, and the ability to brainstorm and discuss design problems.
  • A strong work ethic, ability to take direction well with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to collaborate and brainstorm with a diverse team.
  • Ability to effectively manage timelines and meet client deadlines.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills, working well under pressure.

 

Please send your resume and portfolio to careers@eightyeightagency.com