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at Freemark Apparel Brands Group
Location Montreal, Canada
Date Posted Oct 04, 2017
Category Design
Job Type Full Time

Description

Overview:

Freemark Apparel Brands has established itself as a Canadian resource for the country's best apparel retailers; having formed strategic partnerships with several leading, emerging, global brands such as Bench & Esprit. Scouring the globe in search of innovative design, strong supply chains and cutting edge marketing - FAB is a storehouse of what's hot in fashion globally. The Web Graphic Designer will work in collaboration with the E-Commerce, Marketing and Visual Presentation Departments, ensuring that all graphical requirements are met, while respecting project requirements and deadlines.

Graphic Design Elements:
• Experience completing projects on a tight deadline in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
• Ability to take direction as well as ownership of projects & tasks
• Brainstorming and mocking up design ideas, including e-newsletters, web banners, online ads
• Effectively present ideas and designs to the team
• Obtain approval of concepts by submitting rough layout for review
• Adjust designs to fit the needs and requirements for each project
• Make sure all creatives conform to the Brand's current visual guidelines
• Create weekly e-blasts for Websites (approx 3-4 times a week) including segmented type eblasts
• Create/manage all website visuals (Homepage Banners, Promo Blocks, Shopping Cart Banners, Category Banners, Homepage Thumbnails)
• Create Facebook post visuals, Instagram visuals, cover photos, and other social media visuals when required
• Create/coordinate web ads for Google, Facebook, and Affiliates - Ads to be adapted in 2 languages, and various sizes
• Creation of all other e-commerce related visual assets (Thank You Postcards, Social Media Initiative Postcards, E-commerce Coupons)
• Stay current with visual and be innovative in graphical trends / best practices by viewing competitors / non-competitors eblasts, websites, as well as consulting e-books and attending webinars
• Archive all assets
• Basic HTML & CSS coding for eblasts, web banners, etc..
• Schedule & deployment of eblasts
• Develop complete CADS (computer assisted designs)

Qualifications:

- 3 to 5 years work experience as a web graphic designer within the retail apparel industry
- University Degree or College diploma – specializing in graphic design
- Bilingual with very good written and spoken skills in English and French
- Collaborate with other team members such as fellow designers, vendors, managers
- Must have artistic sensibility (knowledge about design elements such as colour, text placement, and composition are vital)
- Highly organized and motivated
- Detail orientated and takes pride in his/her work

Technical Skills:
Proficient on both PC and MAC platforms.
• Adobe Creative Suite 6 (CS6): Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Acrobat Pro
• Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point
• FTP softwares knowledge a plus
• CMS: Magento Enterprise Web Platform knowledge a plus
• Email deployments: DotMailer & Bronto knowledge a plus
• Video editing - iMovie or Final Cut knowledge a plus