Design 

Senior Brand & Digital Designer

Posted on: December 1, 2021


We are currently seeking a Sr. Brand & Digital Designer (reporting to the Chief Creative Officer) whose primary purpose is to help us elevate the creative team and deliver great creative work to our clients.

Inclusivity and Accessibility:

Art & Science is an inclusive, diverse and accessible work environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, racialized people, Indigenous peoples, people from gender-diverse and sexually-diverse communities, people with disabilities (visible or non-visible), people of different religious backgrounds, people with family caregiving responsibilities and/or people with intersectional identities.

Who We Are: 

Art & Science is a full-service marketing agency with pillars in strategy, digital marketing, brand & communication, and experiential marketing campaigns. With a ten-year, award-winning history working with some of the biggest brands in Canada, we continue to experience growth and success. At Art & Science, we pride ourselves on blending creative with technology to produce incredible results for our clients.  We are not only committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion but we walk the talk and have built a strong culture based on those values.

 

What You Will Do:

  • See web projects through from beginning to end, while being the ‘owner’ of certain brands; from concept through to work delivery and iterations, you will be responsible for delivering great creative work that meets our client’s needs. You will be taking briefs and working on concepting and strategy. You might be designing a brand experience for the web, or working in an agile fashion with developers to help design components of this work.
  • Leading brand development; as a senior designer you will be sketching logos and colours, doing design research, crafting mood boards and doing competitive analysis. You will be able to do this work with a high degree of quality rather independently, and bring your well-thought plans to the senior leadership team for final approvals and small changes.
  • Work with all other stakeholders to ensure high quality work delivered on time; you will be in discovery sessions with clients and our senior leaders in order to better understand the needs of clients.  You will be working closely with our PM team to give resource and timeline recommendations, and will be responsible for presenting work to clients, refining the work based on their feedback and delivering the final product for their approval.  You will also work closely with our development team to ensure your designs are being captured and refined appropriately to meet UX and development needs.
  • Support and help develop the work of more junior team members; as a senior designer you will focus on the high-level conceptual and strategic-thinking design work most of the time. You will work with junior designers to get work delivered or help outsource delivery to freelancers within our network. As a result, you will oversee the work of others and be a solid mentor and guide in helping them elevate their designs. You will oversee production and quality control in the final product.

 

About You:

  • You likely have freelance experience or have run your own business; we value designers who’ve had to sit in all the seats with a client. You have a history of moving work through concept to delivery over and over again. Through this experience, you’ve developed the ability to deliver work on timelines you’ve committed to, are able to defend your work while remaining open to client feedback, and you have a sense of hustle and integrity.
  • You are a strategic, conceptual thinker who can communicate the ‘why’ behind  your designs; you understand that all decisions in the design process need to be rooted in a rationale.  You recognize that if a design requires a long explanation, it has probably missed the mark. You understand that the best designs take into account client goals and limitations, and you deliver work that is meaningful for them. This means you might need to make tradeoffs, and when you do it’s thoughtful and with the best interests of the client in mind.
  • You’re great in front of a client and know how to ask meaningful questions; as a senior designer you enjoy being brought into client meetings and are able to facilitate impactful conversations that get to the heart of the problem that’s trying to be solved. We can trust you to represent Art & Science and our values when you’re client-facing and our leadership team members will find  tremendous value having you in the room with them in these meetings.
  • You are an adaptable designer; your thinking is versatile enough to be applied to many different types of media.  You enjoy touching many different projects and your portfolio is full of work that reflects your ability to be a design chameleon. Across any project, your decisions show you understand type, space and hierarchy.
  • You are a team player; you’re comfortable providing mentorship, feedback and encouragement to junior team members. Similarly, you’re comfortable challenging your own assumptions and being questioned by others. You take into account the perspectives of all other team members within an organization and are able to navigate the needs of other team members within your work. Your number one goal is always to do what is right for our clients. You bring passion to your work, an enthusiasm to new challenges, and are always trying to move the needle forward.

Why Work With Us:

This is your opportunity to join an agency with a heart, where the values of Diversity and Equity are a focus throughout the organization.

In addition to a competitive compensation package, which includes a base salary of $80-85k and a comprehensive health benefits plan, you will start with three weeks of vacation and have additional time off near summer long weekends and winter holidays.  You will also experience generous leave programs, so you’re not using vacation if you’re sick and/or need to care for others and an education budget you can use to top up your skills or learn new ones.

We have a downtown office in Toronto, with the option to work in person, remotely, or on a flexible basis (from 9-5 EST). This role provides the opportunity to make a mark on our design culture and have exposure to a diverse range of brands, verticals and projects. If this piques your interest, we look forward to receiving your application.

To Apply:

Interested candidates are asked to fill out the job application form for the Sr. Brand & Digital Designer role in our job portal. Please include a link to your portfolio.

Art & Science is an equal opportunity employer. ​We will provide accommodations to job applicants throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.