Art Director

Date Posted July 19, 2019
  • Department Marketing
  • Location Toronto
  • Job ID 52715
  • Corporate
  • Toronto

YM Inc.

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 600 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.

Position Overview

The Art Director is responsible for leading a creative brand development from conceptualization to final production. This role works with a team of Designers, Photographers and Illustrators to create original print, ecom and advertising material for the Company. The Art Director works both independently and with other departments.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Establish creative direction to deliver a cohesive look and style across all consumer touch points (including digital ads, promotions, E-Commerce website, weekly promotional emails, in-store marketing material)
  • Coordinate projects from start to finish (concept, layout, build, research, print production, and shipping)
  • Execute seasonal photoshoots and email strategy
  • Coordinate with outside agencies, art services, printers to ensure fast and effective turnaround of printed collateral
  • Create allocation/distribution lists for store signage when required
  • 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.


  • College Diploma or Degree in Graphic Design or related work experience
  • Minimum 5 years graphic design experience, in retail or fashion services preferred
  • Strong analytical and research skills, overall business knowledge and consumer trend awareness
  • Must be extremely detail oriented
  • Strong communication (written and verbal), organization and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative to achieve objectives
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, both independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe creative suite & MAC
  • Knowledge in Content Manager, Shopify an asset
  • Strong time management and multitasking skills and a great work ethic

Resume and Portfolio required to apply.

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 needs.


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