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Graphic designer needed

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YM Inc. was founded on the strength of a single retail store in the heart of downtown Toronto in 1975, under the name Stitches. Today we are one of North America’s leading apparel retailers operating over 700 stores across Canada and the United States under the following banners: Stitches, Urban Planet, Urban Behavior, Sirens, Siblings, Urban Kids, Suzy Shier, Bluenotes, West 49, Mandee, Annie Sez and Afaz.

Position Overview

Conceptualize, design, present and support production of finished artwork to an established design and production schedule.

Essential Job Functions:

Create and maintain all web, digital and print graphics to support brand initiatives
Create advertising pieces as needed (Website graphics, emails, in-store material)
Assist internal teams to plan and execute initiatives to drive traffic to all Urban Planet digital channels using tools including but not limited to, email marketing, social media, remarketing, display advertising
Execute email strategy from a graphics perspective
Work closely with Marketing team to develop marketing concepts.
Prepare visual presentations for advertising campaigns by designing art and copy layouts
Obtain approval of marketing layouts and concepts from Art Director
Coordinate projects from start to finish (concept, layout, production)
Coordinate with outside agencies, art services, printers to ensure fast and effective turnaround of printed collateral
Create allocation/distribution lists for store signage when required
Assist Art Director with coordinating photo shoots (concepts & preparation)
Work on different brands & projects simultaneously while maintaining the unique brand identity of each.
Maintain current market knowledge by preparing trend reports, visiting retail environments and online research
Maintain technical knowledge by attending design workshops, reviewing professional publications, participating in professional societies.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein


College Diploma or Degree in Graphic Design or related work experience
Minimum 2 years graphic design experience, in retail or fashion services an asset
Strong analytical and research skills, overall business knowledge and consumer trend awareness
Must be extremely detail oriented
Strong communication (written and verbal), organization and presentation skills recommended
Demonstrated ability to take initiative to achieve departmental and corporate objectives
Ability to work in a fast paced environment, both independently or as part of a team.
Strong knowledge of all current design software on a MAC platform (Adobe Creative Suite)
Strong knowledge of HTML, CSS, Adobe creative suite, & MAC
Knowledge in content manager, Magento an asset
Strong time management and multitasking skills and a great work ethic
Portfolio required
YM Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals. We thank all applicants for their interest: However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If chosen to participate in the selection process, accommodations are available upon request. We will consult with the applicant to provide or arrange suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account the applicant’s accessibility needs.

Required experience:

Graphic Design: 2 years

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