Comms & Marketing Designer

Back to Blogs Posted: September 28, 2022
Simon Fraser University
September 28, 2022
8888 University Drive, Burnaby, Canada
Job Type
Level of Experience
Established professional
Job Location
Application Deadline
Until Filled


Creates and designs visual solutions for the Communications and Marketing (CM) portfolio and clients (e.g., forms, brochures, flyers, advertisements, websites, emails, and other digital assets) by using a variety of print/web design and development tools. Conceives of and executes original illustrations and photo-illustrations; applies SFU brand and visual identity guidelines to produce print and web communications; produces hard copy pre-final documents; maintains job specifications and work records; performs color corrections; orders paper, toner, and does basic photocopier, printer, and colour printer maintenance; keeps current with print, web and social marketing technologies, print and web design tools and trends, design software, recommends new applications; and provides assistance to clients on how to use new web-based applications and technologies. Assists with ad trafficking and media submissions by maintaining an updated spreadsheet of submissions and checking that content being submitted meets specifications.


High School graduation and two years post-secondary education or formal certificate/diploma program equivalent in desktop publishing, graphic design, and web publishing (including scripting and web programming). 3 years minimum experience. An equivalent combination of formal education, certificate/program of study ad experience is acceptable.

  • Excellent knowledge of script writing and coding languages (e.g., PHP, Javascript, HTML, CSS).
  • Excellent knowledge of Macintosh operating system and familiarity with Windows operating systems.
  • Excellent knowledge of design principles and typography.
  • Good knowledge of PHP-based content management systems and open-source web application framework (e.g., Drupal and CQ5).
  • Good knowledge of data compiling and transfer techniques (e.g., file compressing, extracting and exporting, and font downloading for screen and printer etc.).
  • Good knowledge of email newsletter providers (e.g. Mailchimp, Campaigner)
  • Excellent knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good analytical reasoning and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to use desktop publishing, graphics, word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, database, blog
  • publishing, and content management applications (e.g., InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, WordPress).
  • Ability to use web development and multi-media applications (e.g. Quick Time, RealPlayer).
  • Ability to train others on how to use web-based applications and technologies.
  • Ability to work effectively in a courteous and cooperative manner with SFU staff members at various levels.
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility and adaptability when responding to critiques of work.
  • Ability to use desktop and slide scanners and ability to crop, colour correct, and retouch images.
  • Ability to colour correct by calibrating photographs and to monitor colour printers for proper screen and colour printer outputs.
  • Ability to analyse and troubleshoot a variety of basic hardware and software problems.
  • Ability to perform arithmetic calculations with accuracy.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Ability to exercise mature judgment and initiative.
  • Ability to handle confidential/sensitive material with discretion.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends when required.
  • Ability to attend job-related training sessions (e.g., workshops, seminars, and conferences on software or hardware developments, graphic design, illustration, photography, corporate writing).

Assignment End Date: 7 months after start date.

This position has possibility for extension.

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