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Graphic Designer Position Available

Published: April 23, 2018 3:50 pm ET

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Standardbred Canada is seeking an enthusiastic Graphic Designer for a temporary, part-time, contract position. This Intermediate Graphic Design position is best suited to an energetic individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment and enjoys a challenge. This is an in-office position, working at SC's office in Mississauga, Ont.


  • Designing the annual O’Brien Awards event materials, including program, posters, menu, video, ads, etc.
  • Designing campaigns for national initiatives (National Driving Championship)
  • Designing promotional resources for national initiatives (banner ads, posters, brochures, ads, etc.)
  • Communicating with printers on ad dimensions, graphic requirements and restrictions, file formats and file delivery
  • Designing editions of Trot 4 Kids
  • Contributing content to Trot 4 Kids when required
  • Ability to design layouts when required
  • In-house design for Standardbred Canada
  • Web banners
  • Contribute your ideas and design solutions

Core skills and experience

  • Minimum three years education in graphic design at a college or university level, or equivalent
  • Minimum two to three years experience in a professional environment, or extensive freelance experience (including pre-press and preferably with a magazine)
  • Proficiency in Adobe CS6, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and After Effects
  • Solid understanding of graphic design for print, including basic colour correction, photo retouching skills, typography, etc.
  • Solid knowledge of print production processes and requirements
  • Able to adapt print design for use across digital and social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to prioritize projects and work efficiently under pressure with careful attention to detail
  • Very strong ability to multi-task, able to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work flexible hours during busy work periods
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills in order to articulate creative concepts and rationale to team members and industry partners
  • Self-motivated, organized and accountable
  • Open to feedback and willing to make changes to design concepts

Additional Assets

  • Understanding of font management, a practical understanding of the Elements and Principles of Art & Design
  • Illustration experience
  • Horse racing or equine background, or interest in horse racing

Interested applicants are asked to send your cover letter, resume and salary expectations immediately to [email protected] as well as a PDF of your portfolio (no more than six examples), or a link to your online portfolio.

Deadline for applications May 2, 2018.

We thank all those who apply but only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

'Standardbred Canada is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation.'

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