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Interactive Designer-Job Ref#15F14

Interactive Designer
Full Time

Job Ref. # 15F14-ET
Number of vacancies: 1

Harbourfront Centre is a Canadian charity operating the 10 prime acres of Toronto's central waterfront as a free and open public site. We celebrate the multiplicities of cultures that comprise Canada and enliven the city through the creative imaginations of artists from across the country and around the globe. Harbourfront Centre attracts more than 17 million visits to its site each year to experience 4,000 diverse public events and activities.

Currently an employment opportunity exists in our Integrated Communications Department for a full time Interactive Designer. Reporting to the Head of Integrated Media, this position will be responsible for full cycle graphic/web design as well as creating engaging advertising campaigns from concept to execution with complete design guidelines for the entire design team to use. These campaigns serve as an extension of our brands, captivating audiences while meeting project goals and following our corporate visual identity.


• Executes and produces advertising campaigns based on approved design guidelines for a variety of creative vehicles such as signage, print, digital, social media, etc
• Creates engaging advertising campaign concepts that serve as an extension of our brands for a variety of Harbourfront Centre programmes and services.
• Pitches and presents ideas and implements necessary adjustments to satisfy key stakeholders with developing design guidelines to share with production team. Sufficient examples and mock-ups are to be provided to clearly visualize the concept as a finished product.
• Designs and develops both front and back-end of web applications for the Harbourfront Centre website using HTML, CSS, PHP and WordPress technologies.
• Updates and produces Harbourfront Centre site directional and wayfinding signage as well as working on environmental design projects
• Works closely with other team members to establish marketing/creative strategies for different areas of programming and service.
• Assists other team members such as copywriters and video producers to ensure branding and visual identity consistency is adhered to in their pieces.

The ideal candidate must be a post secondary graduate with a minimum of 2 years’ related experience. He/she must be creative, imaginative and forward thinking to conceptualize, design and execute initiatives from start to finish. Candidate must be highly organized with good project management skills, detail orientated, able to work with deadlines and within critical paths. Good communication and interpersonal skills are required to work collaboratively with teams. He/she must have extensive experience using CSS/HTML and demonstrated experience using design software (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Flash, Acrobat), Javascript and PHP. He/she must have solid understanding of design principles, design typography, layout and colour. He/she must be familiar with the latest web trends & technologies, have a good understanding of mobile websites and their development needs and the ability to maintain/create and develop dynamic websites using open source content management systems.
Qualified applicants must apply by August 7, 2015
Please send your resume quoting Job Ref. # 15F14-ET to:
Human Resources, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8
Fax (416) 973-1003

Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply.


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