You'll join our in-house National Design studio in EY Canada's Creative Services Group, helping support the important business enablement functions that keep our organization running strong. You will work across teams to provide the knowledge, resources and tools that help EY deliver exceptional quality service to our clients, win in the marketplace and support EY's growth and profitability.
Your key responsibilities
In your role as a Senior Graphic Designer
- Pursuits, you will be seen as a creative leader within CSG and EY Canada. Your primary role be leading the layout and design of pursuit and proposal collateral throughout an engagement opportunity. You will work with and support the Creative Director for Creative Service Group and the Design Director
- Pursuits, in any of the firm's most visible and valuable proposals.
In addition, you will have opportunities to assist various groups, teams and internal stakeholders with design needs to conceptualize shared ideas used in the development of digital and print projects. As a driven and passionate creative professional, you enjoy collaborating and working in tandem with your colleagues while striving to understand and anticipate customer's needs to exceed expectations.
Your key responsibilities also include :
Understand, and using, EY brand standards, develop leading-edge designs and innovative ideas for print and digital client deliverables
Create layouts with strong typography and image selection (supporting design theme/message) and appropriate use of colour, images and fonts, draw and redraw images/graphics, allowing for readability of type and effective communication
Working with internal clients: Business Development and other EY Canada teams to assist clients in selecting an effective design and deliverable solutions
Working with CSG and National Design: Support the Creative Director, Design Director of Pursuits, as the design lead for projects and deliverables.
Leading and taking projects end-to-end from discovery and ideation through all stages of production and final delivery, meeting both internal EY and industry standards for quality and technical excellence
Presenting multifaceted conceptual design and production solutions to internal clients based on strategies in relation to, and sound understanding of, client business needs
Maintaining expertise or high proficiency with industry software
Knowledge for troubleshooting technical issues in both print and digital based deliverables
i.e. pre-press, document optimization and interactive elements
Sharing best practices, utilizing current techniques, equipment and advancements within the design community. Expected to pursue and share best practices with the design team
Participating in project meetings and positive discussions relating to appropriate graphics methods/techniques to meet project requirements
Negotiating project deadlines to create timelines, determines project scope to define cost estimates, and schedule changes for client approval
Train new employees on hardware, software, file formats, Standards and Guidelines and intake processes
Working with external vendors regarding the coordination of production for external products and services
May be assigned to exclusively support Business Development teams to develop high level proposals and materials require for follow up presentations, including traveling to other locations.
May be assigned to provide high level support for conferences or events, including travel to other locations.
Understanding, implementing, and strictly adhering to the quality standards and procedures established by EY
Act as a Brand Ambassador, developing and delivering training regarding the Firm' brand.
- Overtime required as needed
Skills and attributes for success
Experience in layout and editorial design, both with regards to creative and production
Experience with InDesign interactivity and interactive PDFs
Experience in project leadership and management
An understanding of all moving parts in a project. Being able to coordinate and communicate between internal and external team members, anticipating problems with solutions ready, able to quickly prioritize and adjust approach based on unexpected changes in timelines or scope
Demonstrates flexibility to work with multiple projects/internal clients simultaneously
Strong background, knowledge and understanding of typography
A desire and willingness to learn, take on new projects and challenges to continue developing as designer
Proficient in Mac OS and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat) and Microsoft Office (PowerPoint and Word)
Experience in Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro or motion graphics an asset, but not required.
Committed to contributing to a strong team culture to ensure success
Ability to communicate and engage effectively with multiple stakeholders and colleagues alike
Develop and maintain relationships to efficiently leverage expertise
Sound judgement regarding confidential and sensitive matters
Proven ability to meet multiple and/or unexpected deadlines in a demanding environment
Aptitude to differentiate when to act independently or team with others
Creative thinking with attention to detail
To qualify for the role, you must have
College diploma or technical certificate in Graphic Design
5+ years professional experience as a Graphic Designer
Ideally, you'll also have
Corporate Communications experience
Editorial design experience
What we look for
We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, analytical, logical thinkers, have a very strong attention to detail. Being a strong team player is critical with the ability to adapt to changing requirements and be able to deliver on tight deadlines in support of our clients' goals.
What working at EY offers
At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture
- built on high-performance teaming
- where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.
We offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you to decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future. Our Total Rewards package includes comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:
Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that's right for you
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and consulting services, we're using the finance products, expertise and systems we've developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. Recognized as one of Canada's top employers, EY continually strives to be a great place to work and with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we'll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.
If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
Make your mark. Apply today.
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