Senior Graphic Designer

Description

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Established since 1879, Birks is a luxury jewellery store whose reputation is built on quality, exclusivity, unique design and excellence in service. We pride ourselves in offering meaningful experiences and in building intimate relationships with each and every one of our clients. 

As a Senior Graphic Designer for our Birks Corporate Office, located in Downtown Montreal, you will get to embody our belief in the promise of a brighter tomorrow through each interaction. As such, you will get to work in a highly motivated team that values excellence, hard work and team work. 

Work


ARE YOU OUR HIDDEN GEM?

Working under the Manager, Creative Studio, the Senior Graphic Designer will be responsible assists in the development and creative vision of the Birks’ brand and ensure that it is aligned with our strategic objectives.

To do so, the Senior Graphic Designer will be expected to…

  • Support the Manager, Creative Studio, in their tasks, and work with them to develop and present creative art work that respects the brand's strategic creative platform.
  • Support the Marketing team in the design and execution of digital and printed material including advertising campaigns, web/social media graphics, promotional brochures and invitations, in store POP and photo retouching.
  • Assist Manager, Creative studio, with Graphic Designers' workloads and quality of work. Verification of all assets that are produced by graphics team.
  • Ensure brand standards are respected and applied to all graphic elements.
  • Interpret creative briefs into conceptual ideas
  • Maintain computer records/files that are clearly titled, archived and accessible to the group.
  • Manage and maintain photo bank
  • Prepare files for pre-press and production
  • Prepare files for web and social/digital usage.
  • Produces quality work in a consistent, timely and organized manner and takes ownership of projects from concept through implementation.
  • Participate in other tasks and special projects as may be required
  • Produce creative assets to be used on Birks group web sites (running on a Magento platform) and for all social media channels (including video content for web, YouTube, Facebook, etc.)
  • Excellent understanding of omnichannal 360 design and best practice for digital and print.
  • Guide and coach Graphic designers, freelancers and Interns.
  • Assist in web deployment and migration of Maison Birks and Bijoux Birks website to Salesforce platform (wireframes, creation of final assets, page layouts, branding etc)
  • Our ideal candidate has...

  • 5 to 8 years experience in graphic design, 1-2 years as a Senior Designer.
  • Experience in retail a plus
  • Experience in graphic design for marketing, print and digital
  • Master of Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After effects) and MS Office (excel, power point, outlook)
  • Strong creative, conceptualization and layout skills
  • Experience in traditional and digital design
  • Strong attention to detail, flexibility and analytical skills
  • Bilingual; French & English (spoken and written)
  • Team player with positive attitude
  • Goal oriented, organized and a productive multi-tasker
  • Strong time management ability
  • Strong autonomy and self-motivated
  • Excellent communication skills; able to concisely explain a concept
  • Able to work under pressure with tight deadlines
  • familiarity with Asana is a plus
  • Understanding of photography and retouching
  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Experience in leading a team of graphic designers

  • OUR PROMISE OF DELIGHT

     At Birks, you will find a management team that truly cares about your professional growth. You will be empowered to be yourself, in order to offer excellent customer service and to create an experience that will build long-lasting client relationships.

    In return for your commitment to excellence, we offer…

  • Competitive earnings
  • Social benefits
  • Wellness program
  • Employee discounts
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