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We're Hiring: Design Manager

We are a young and dynamic full-service digital marketing agency based in Montreal, Vancouver and Manila. We are seeking a talented and self-motivated Design Manager to support the creative needs of our clients. This position requires a high degree of creativity, energy and intelligence.

Job Description
Graphic Design Manager / Creative Manager / Web and Graphic Design Manager

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We are a young and dynamic full-service digital marketing agency based in Montreal, Vancouver and Manila. We are seeking a talented and self-motivated Design Manager to support the creative needs of our clients. This position requires a high degree of creativity, energy and intelligence.

The Design Manager possesses the ability to think and act strategically, driving creative concepts and content to ensure brand alignment across digital assets, photography, website designs, print collateral material, email campaigns, and digital media including input with video and motion graphics. You will be responsible for product art, brand advertising (digital & print), brochures, website graphics, and email across a variety of media, for multiple clients in various industries. Experience with creating and executing brand identities from naming, to logo creation, corporate collateral to website design. The ideal candidate will have proven experience managing a team while also being hands-on for complicated production work. This position requires a person with proactive problem solving and decision-making skills. You will manage the design department's day-to-day creative tasks by assigning work and leading staff to ensure quality creative and on-time completion of assignments. You must be able to thrive in a fast pace environment, manage multiple projects, and take responsibility for delivering results.


  • Supervise and lead the creative team
  • At times, deal with the client and be the point of contact
  • Manage design department’s day-to-day creative tasks by assigning, scheduling, coaching team to ensure quality creative and on-time completion of assignments
  • Train and mentor junior designers and entry-level entrants
  • Ensure that the delivered products or services adhere to the policies and standards of the client
  • Assist the team members to choose the right style, attractive graphics, images, and other visual elements to adept them according to the objectives of the project
  • Complete the project work within the timeline and estimated budget
  • Analyze and plan the framework of design according to the laid out concept and established specifications of the project
  • Develop and execute on-strategy creative concepts and designs.
  • Oversee that new techniques and processes are used to provide best quality of designs
  • Be aware of the latest techniques and procedures used in designs
  • Suggest new ways of improving the quality of designs and other project issues
  • Leverage creative and marketing knowledge to develop new creative campaigns for specific targets
  • Work in collaboration with colleagues across different departments
  • Oversee print production schedule ensuring jobs are printed cost effectively and in a timely manner
  • Understand and construct  design of websites before sending to designers or dev team (e.g., sitemaps, site flows, wireframes, etc.)
  • Oversee design and/or design website mockups as per client needs or based on given wireframes


  • Minimum 3-5 years of Design or related experience and or working in an agency setting
  • Demonstrated mastery of design principles including layout, typography and composition for digital, social, and print
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in Design or related field or equivalent  
  • Demonstrate strong visual, written, and oral communication skills
  • Up to 50% hands-on design work
  • Experience with cross-platform (Mac & PC) software application and document management
  • Proven ability to take creative marketing brief from ideation through completion while producing creative work that is distinctive, compelling, and appropriate to the audience and channel
  • Advanced-to-expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite - Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, XD - with an aptitude to learn new software
  • Prior management experience preferred
  • Consumer Package Goods industry experience preferred
  • Self-starter who is detail-oriented with excellent communication skills and strong business sense
  • Is able to manage multiple projects at one time while meeting deadlines with quality output--and assures team’s ability to do the same
  • Strong interpersonal skills and effective relation building capacity with client, partner and internal team at different levels in the organization
  • Must be detail oriented and well organized
  • Ability to use strong analytical and artistic approach to solve complex issues
  • Proficient in French and English, spoken and written
  • 1+ years of management experience successfully motivating, developing, and directing a creative team to perform at optimal standards
  • A record of progressively responsible professional experience in graphic communications as evidenced by providing a portfolio with examples including, but not limited to the following (to be presented if contacted for an interview):
    • *Print design and prepress preparation
    • *Video: in any i.e - development, shooting, editing, posting
    • *Photography
  • Demonstrated experience with design software such as:
    • *Photoshop
    • *lnDesign
    • *Illustrator
    • *MS Word
    • *Keynote and/or Powerpoint
    • Google Drive and associated apps

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