Graphic Designer

Location: Scarborough, ON, Canada
Date Posted: 06-28-2018
Employment: Full Time
Department:  Marketing
Reports To:    VP of Marketing

About this role …
Looking to showcase your graphic design and brand expression talents in a global design company with a focus on quality and quantity messaging? 
This unique opportunity within the Umbra Brand Studio supports the visual representation of the Umbra brand voices (Umbra, Umbra Shift, and custom brands) globally, across digital, B2B and B2C channels.
What you’ll do …
We are seeking an ideas-driven graphic designer with a proven track record in both creative and functional design.  You thrive in multi-channel brand and product representation, from digital to print to packaging messaging.  Your experience supports ongoing efficiency improvements and rapid output. Most importantly, your creative capabilities are perfectly balanced with your results-driven focus. You are a thinker and a doer and are comfortable wearing both hats at the same time. 
  • Generate graphic content for the Umbra brands and custom lines. Be involved and at times lead in conceptualization and design of graphic applications from concept to completion
  • Participate and at times own the scoping, development and execution of brand-related materials as required across digital (websites, email, social media, lookbooks etc.), print, packaging, internal branding, POP displays and brand collateral
  • Create designs that align to the look, feel and tone of Umbra brand guidelines while actively participating in the ongoing optimization of our Brand voice articulation
  • Closely collaborate with domestic and international teams including the Brand Studio, China Graphics, Marketing, Global Sales and Product Development
  • Balance and manage your own workload and contribute to the management of the overall studio workload and assets to enable timely and on brand output
  • Take a leading role in the optimization and printing of internal and external graphics
What you’ll bring …
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Graphic Design is required
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in a Graphic Design department or studio is required including experience in both creative and functional design across multiple messaging mediums for digital, packaging and publications.  Experience in styling with photography and videography content is strongly preferred
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe CC, website design and layout is required
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple initiatives and projects simultaneously with high attention to detail
  • Strong creative capabilities perfectly balanced with being results-driven and thriving on wearing both hats at the same time
  • Works independently and collaboratively as part of a team within strict deadlines
  • Polished, professional presentation with well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organization skills and a strong sense of urgency with a customer service mindset
  • Indisputable integrity as well as credibility and demonstrated ability to influence and motivate others
  • Strong work ethic with proven ability to adapt to changing priorities with a positive attitude
  • Mature analytical and evidence-based decision-making style
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with an appreciation for design, trends and housewares

What we offer …
Umbra is a place where innovative minds thrive on its fast pace and make things happen. We value our unique work space, our global mindset and our distinct design-centric culture.
We offer all permanent full-time associates incentive programs, a generous product discount, group benefits and RSP, as well as more exciting things like continuous learning opportunities, recognition galore, an on-site gourmet café to treat yourself, and full gym facilities to work it off after. Overall, a pretty great place to work! 
We are Umbra …
We share a vision of creating original, modern, casual and affordable design for every room in the home. Led by one of our founders, Umbra is a privately owned, Canadian company with over 35 years of industry experience. Our designs can be found in over 120 countries across five continents. Our global success is attributed to our entrepreneurial nature and a desire to push ourselves, and each other, beyond our limits.
How to apply …
If this grabs your attention, send your resume to, referencing “Graphic Designer” in the subject line.
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