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Communications Designer

Position Status: Full-Time Temporary (This position to last not later than October 4, 2024)
Department: External Relations
Employee Group: Teamsters Local 31
Location: 4515 Central Boulevard, Burnaby
Salary Range/ Wage Rate: PG T24 $3,077.63 - $3,634.43 bi-weekly
Our External Relations Department is seeking a Communications Designer who will specialize in creation of visual designs for printing such as brochures, signs, posters, and a wide range of other tangible products, ensuring that the dimensions and technical specifications are suitable for printing.
This role may entail creating a product from inception, bringing it from the drawing board through the final finished stages, or may be handed a general concept from a designer, with the expectation that will refine the concept through to the completed product.
You are:  able to create designs for a variety of printed mediums and have a good understanding of color calibration and technical printing standards, with a keen eye for details. You have excellent communication skills to effectively collaborate with the design team and articulate concepts to non-design stakeholders as well as a proactive approach to problem-solving and a commitment to continuous improvement.
This role:

  • Designs, draws, lays-out and prepares a range of visual material for print, based on the needs of the various corporate departments; creates visual products for promotional, advertising, educational, safety and informational purposes; ensures the technical quality of print files, including setup, adjustments and file optimization for printing.
  • Consults with clients throughout the organization on design requirements; develops and proposes creative concepts and approaches that are consistent with strategic initiatives and organizational objectives while considering target audiences, budget and deadlines; develops overall image concepts for specific projects and campaigns, including designs, slogans, logos and their various applications.
  • Advises on the effective use of visual and branding products and ensures that products are consistent in style and in compliance with corporate standards; participates in the development of the corporate visual identity.
  • Works collaboratively with other jurisdictions and contractors on design projects and provides guidance and assistance as needed; develops graphic products as required and ensures that standards for use are maintained.
  • Maintains current knowledge of visual design trends and related developments.
  • Performs related work as required.

To be successful, you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in design or fine arts and sound related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Considerable knowledge of graphic art and design principles, methods, techniques, materials and tools.
  • Considerable knowledge of computer software and related equipment used in the work.
  • Considerable knowledge of typography, and product materials, styles and sizes.
  • Sound knowledge of corporate branding standards.
  • Working knowledge of multimedia, web and electronic workflows.
  • Working knowledge of corporate strategic initiatives and communications objectives as they relate to the work performed.
  • Ability to develop and execute design concepts suitable to client needs and projects.
  • Ability to prepare final artwork and to design and prepare electronic, two and three-dimensional material for educational, promotional and informational products.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts.
  • Skill in the use of a wide variety of tools, materials, software and equipment used in the work.

Our Vision: 
Metro Vancouver embraces collaboration and innovation in providing sustainable regional services that contribute to a livable and resilient region and a healthy natural environment for current and future generations.
At Metro Vancouver, we are committed to cultivating a diverse, safe, equitable, and inclusive work environment for all. We strive to attract and retain a talented, diverse workforce that is reflective of the region we serve. If an accommodation is required during the recruitment and selection process, please contact for support. Learn more about our commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion here.
Please follow this link to our Careers page where you can submit your application by April 16, 2024.