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Graphic Designer Position Opening At SC

Published: August 26, 2010 11:11 am ET

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Standardbred Canada is seeking an enthusiastic Graphic Designer to bring new ideas and creativity to the Industry Marketing Department.

This Intermediate Graphic Design position, available immediately, is best suited to an energetic individual who thrives on challenge and a fast-paced environment.

Duties Include:

  • Designing Trot 4 Kids, a monthly insert in Trot magazine
  • Designing the annual O’Brien Awards event materials including program, menu, ads, etc.
  • Designing campaigns for national initiatives
  • Designing promotional resources for national initiatives (banner ads, posters, brochures, ads, etc.)
  • Communicate with publishers and printers on ad dimensions, graphic requirements and restrictions, file formats and file delivery
  • Maintaining and updating the Marketing Portal
  • Contributing content to Trot 4 Kids when required
  • Ability to design layouts when required
  • In-house design for Standardbred Canada
  • Web banners


  • Degree or Diploma in Graphic Design, or equivalent
  • Minimum 1-2 years experience in a professional environment, or extensive freelance experience (including pre-press), preferably with a magazine
  • Proficiency in Adobe CS4, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and meet deadlines
  • Very strong ability to multi-task, having numerous designs consecutively on the go
  • Solid understanding of graphic design for print, including basic colour correction, photo retouching skills, typography, trapping, etc.

Additional Assets:

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

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: September 15, 2010.

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

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