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Senior Graphic & Web Designer

Design beautiful marketing materials and join a growing tech company?

Yes and yes? Read on!

Who are we

Business software doesn't need to be dull and boring.

At Archon, designing beautiful software is the core of what we do. We care a lot about the experience, the design craftsmanship and the tiniest details that go into what we make.

We are a rapidly growing (and profitable!) startup making software to help small businesses manage their inventory. Our flagship product, inFlow Inventory, has dominated the desktop inventory software market with over a million downloads and now we've expanded by taking it to the cloud and mobile. We've been profitable since the beginning in 2007, and we're one of Canada's fastest-growing businesses according to the PROFIT 500 list for 4 years in a row.

As an amazing place to work, we're one of Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers, per the Globe and Mail. You can also check us out on Glassdoor : )

We've got an amazing group of skilled and friendly people here, and we're looking for more world-class talent to join us!

Check us out at www.archonsystems.com!

Covid-19 pandemic notes

Our product supports front-line workers and essential services, including manufacturers of personal protective equipment (PPE) and healthcare organizations. We are thankful for the opportunity to contribute to fighting this global pandemic and that our business is thriving.

We currently work from home fully remotely, due to the pandemic. Prior to Covid-19, we worked from home 3 days a week and from our beautiful Toronto office 2 days a week for over a decade! We have no immediate timelines but do plan on resuming in-person work 2 days per week when we can responsibly do so following public health recommendations and consultations with our employees, so we do require that you be able to join us in-person in Toronto when that time comes. While digital tools are improving rapidly, there's just no substitute for being in the room with someone and sharing a spontaneous laugh, an impromptu brainstorm, a duckicorn prank, or...

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Some of our job benefits

  • Health and dental benefits
  • All-expense-paid conferences
  • Top-notch computers. We hate slow computers too!
  • $500 fitness benefit (for bicycles, FitBit, gym memberships, etc.)
  • Subsidized internet and phone plans
  • Make a difference: you'll be the 6th member of our tight-knit marketing team

Job Description

Be in charge of our brand!

As our main graphic & web designer, you'll have a big impact on establishing the tone, aesthetics and personality of our product. You will be responsible for the design of all marketing materials such as websites, ads, videos, packaging, and so on. You will also participate in conducting user/competitive research, analyzing user journey and brainstorming on how we can best communicate the value of our product. You will work closely with our marketers, content creators and developers to ensure the successful implementation of the design.

What you'd do

  • Shape the brand identity of our company and software products.
  • Design individual web pages, ads, newsletters, etc. to support our marketing efforts.
  • Maintain a visual design system to maintain a coherent look and feel across our marketing materials and products.
  • Verify design assumptions through testing.
  • Support other members' graphics or visual needs.
  • Drive user engagement through smart and appealing emotional design.
  • Become the gatekeeper on ?what looks good and works well?.

What we need from you

  • Experienced. 5+ years working experience in design.
  • Solid design sense. Skilled in graphic design fundamentals such as colour, typography, spacing, alignment, etc.
  • Good with tools. Proficiency with pixel-based and vector-based design software.
  • Audience focused. You have a deep appreciation of understanding the target audiences beyond just ?looking good?.
  • Analytical. You are able to weigh the pros and cons of different designs, backed by research and testing.
  • Creative. You should be the most creative person in the company.

Nice to have (but not necessary)

  • Experience with Adobe CS, Zeplin, Miro
  • Cross-platform (web, mobile, print) design experience
  • Knowledge of web standards, semantics and accessibility
  • Some HTML/CSS
  • User research and testing

Other stuff we'd be happy to hear about

  • Awards and contests
  • Experience with business systems (accounting, inventory, CRM, etc.)
  • Close experience with small-to-midsize businesses
  • Experience in agency or start-up environments

Now what?

What are you waiting for? To apply, go here now:

  • https://bit.ly/archonsystems-designer-sep-2021

What you can expect when applying for a job at Archon

  • http://www.archonsystems.com/devblog/2019/04/15/what-you-can-expect-when-applying-for-a-job-at-archon/

At Archon, we celebrate diversity as an equal opportunity employer. We hire people based on what they can contribute and we provide equal pay for equal work.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision care
  • Work from home

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

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