Graphic Designer – Marketing

Date Posted November 3, 2022
  • Department Accounting
  • Location Toronto, ON
  • Job ID 110938

YM Inc. was founded on the strength of a single retail store in the heart of downtown Toronto in 1975, under the name Stitches. Today we are one of North America’s leading apparel retailers operating over 700 stores across Canada and the United States under the following banners: Stitches, Urban Planet, Urban Behavior, Sirens, Urban Kids, Suzy Shier, Bluenotes, West 49, Mandee and Charlotte Russe.

Our goal is to sustain performance that exceeds expectations. We are committed to creating a culture where people feel valued and inspired to achieve results. We give our people the appropriate tools, freedom and authority to make decisions. They are accountable for their actions and we recognize their efforts and reward their results. We attract and nurture the best people by providing leadership opportunities, career development and continuous learning. We are committed to leading by example and with integrity. We treat people with respect and dignity, promote the benefits of diversity and address challenges in a direct and compassionate manner. We engage people in our goals and objectives; we listen and act on new ideas where possible. That is our Philosophy.

Position Description

The Graphic Designer is responsible for conceptualizing, designing, presenting and supporting production of finished artwork to an established design and production schedule.

Duties and Responsibilities

· Create and maintain all digital and print graphics to support brand initiatives

· Obtain approval of marketing layouts and concepts

· Coordinate projects from start to finish (concept, layout, print production and shipping)

· Coordinate with outside printers to ensure fast and effective turnaround of printed collateral

· Create allocation/distribution lists for store signage when required

· Assist Art Director with coordinating photoshoots (concepts and preparation)

· Work on different brands and projects simultaneously while maintaining the unique brand identity of each

· Maintain current market knowledge by preparing trend reports, visiting retail environments and online research

· Maintain technical knowledge by attending design workshops, reviewing professional publications, participating in professional societies

· Adhere to corporate health and safety policy requirements that contribute to a safe workplace

Qualifications

· Demonstrable graphic design skills with a strong portfolio

· Post-secondary education in Graphic Design or related work experience

· Minimum 1-2 years of graphic design experience, in retail or fashion service an asset

· Strong knowledge of all current design software on a MAC platform (Adobe Creative Suite)

· Strong knowledge of HTML, CSS, Content Manager and Magento an asset

· Proficient in Microsoft Office

Related Work Skills

· Strong analytical and research skills, overall business knowledge and consumer trend awareness

· Extremely detail oriented

· Strong time management and multitasking skills with a strong work ethic

· Strong communication and presentation skills

· Demonstrates ability to take initiative to achieve departmental and corporate objectives

· Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, both independently or as part of a team

What we offer:

  • Competitive Compensation Package
  • Health and Dental Benefits Plan
  • Paid Sick Days
  • Employee Discount
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Ongoing Training and Development
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Being part of an amazing, supportive and collaborative team

As a result of Covid-19, when required to attend the office, strict safety protocols are in place. We are currently utilizing a virtual hiring process and interview candidates by phone or Zoom/Teams.

YM Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. If chosen to participate in the selection process, accommodations are available upon request. We will consult with the applicant to provide or arrange suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account the applicant’s accessibility

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