Junior Proposals Graphic Designer

Marketing · Toronto, Ontario
Department Marketing
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $45-48K

We are seeking a motivated, proactive, and highly collaborative Junior Proposals Graphic Designer with a sharp, creative eye and passion for design to support and partner directly with the Proposal Manager and teams on the development and effective design execution of proposals.

Reporting to the Proposals Manager, the Proposals Graphic Designer will be responsible for all the visual elements of our proposals, and will have a solid understanding of the creative process, specifically for professional architectural and planning practices, the nature of the business and its potential markets. The proposals graphic designer will be engaged at key content development stages of the proposal lifecycle to enhance the design/marketing of our proposals with persuasive graphics, infographics, and layouts of complex, multi-page documents, as well as conceptualize written, numerical, and existing content into compelling visual representations.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Create high-impact proposal layouts, graphics, infographics and visuals to elevate the design component of our proposals;
  • Work in close collaboration with the Proposals Manager as a creative unit within our studio to ensure ideas come to life;
  • Thrive within a multi-disciplinary environment while working with a variety of project leaders and their respective project teams;
  • Exercise creativity and innovative thinking regarding page limitations, font restrictions and layout specifications;
  • Utilize strong communication skills, both visual and written, to convey ideas;
  • Attend key content development stage proposal check-in meetings;
  • Work as an integral part of the proposal team to ensure all content is of the highest visual impact;
  • Work within SvN corporate brand guidelines;
  • Convey a strong attention to detail;
  • Demonstrate an overall understanding of graphic design, demonstrating knowledge of design elements including color and composition, artistic ability and creativity;
  • Collaborate with the Proposal Manager and teams to brainstorm and create unique branding and highly technical, compelling graphics to support each proposal;
  • Coordinate print production of proposals (covers, tabs, packaging, etc.) and delivery logistics;
  • Collaborate with external vendors to produce print proposals on time and on budget;
  • Provide effective and timely solutions for any and all levels of creative proposal requests;
  • Execute multiple projects with shifting priorities in a deadline-driven environment.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in graphic design or digital arts related degree;
  • 1 – 2 years of experience, ideally within AEC (architecture, engineering or construction) or design;
  • Adobe Creative Suite expert user (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator required);
  • Microsoft Office Suite expert user (PowerPoint and Word required);
  • Adobe Acrobat expert user;
    • Expert knowledge in graphic design fundamentals and process and innate attention to detail;
    • Strong creative, organizational, problem solving and time-management skills;
    • Adaptable, quick learner;
    • Excellent listening and communication skills;
    • Works well independently and on a team;
    • Professionally handles constructive criticism.

About SVN:

SvN Architects + Planners is a studio based in Downtown Toronto that has intentionally assembled a preeminent team of over 100 planners, urban designers, landscape architects and architects to develop design solutions for the critical urban issues of our time.

SvN was formed in 2015 through the amalgamation of the work (and brands) of planningAlliance and regionalArchitects, assuring continuity of an ‘integrated’ planning and design practice founded in 1978. Since its inception, SvN’s primary foci have remained policy and design around the primary issues facing our rapidly changing urban and regional environments- in our present-day milieu, our work is uniquely focused on housing and mobility.

SvN offers comprehensive planning, approvals and development management to governments, landowners, transit authorities and non-governmental organizations. We work in towns, cities and regions experiencing rapid growth, transitioning social structures and changing economies, at home and internationally. 

Our experience working from the gathering of constraint information and formation of vision, to the formation of concept, development of “framework” (policy or design), through to construction, allows us to provide a unique suite of services. We work at nearly every scale and from project conception through completion, anticipating at all stages the challenges that come with complex development.

We take an integrated approach to planning that is not limited to managing a good, policy-oriented process, but one that is rigorous, creative, respectful and comprehensive. We deliver work that results in pragmatic and forward-thinking community design with a goal to re-set the relationship between buildings, landscape and infrastructure.

Compensation and Benefits:

SvN offers a competitive salary, full health benefits, a generous professional development allowance and a group retirement savings plan with a matching component. Our bright, airy suite of offices is at 110 Adelaide Street East, near the St. Lawrence market in downtown Toronto. However, this opportunity will start as a remote working arrangement and transition to a hybrid working arrangement.

As an employer committed to employment equity, SvN encourages applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. We encourage members of equity-seeking groups to self-identify within their cover letter in their application.

SvN will provide accommodation on request throughout the recruitment, selection and assessment process for applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, please inform our talent department of the nature of accommodation that you may require, to ensure your equal participation.

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