Senior Digital Designer

Location: Corporate Office - Calgary, AB
Job Type: Full Time
Position: Senior Digital Designer
Relevant Work Experience: 5+ Years
Educational Level: BA/BFA in graphic design, interactive/web design, or related field

We are an innovative product design company in an industry ripe for disruption. Home Improvement and Home Décor represent a $26B industry. We design innovative products that make decorating easier. We’re building on the big success of our first, award-winning product, Hang & Level™ the Picture Hanging Tool. We’ve now reached distribution in over 10,000 stores across Canada and the U.S. Our hardworking, entrepreneurial spirit got us here. And we’ve got big plans to reinvent the entire category.

We’ve got a huge opportunity for a highly motivated and strategic Digital Designer to contribute to our in-house Design Team. This position will report directly to the Design Director rolling up to the CMO. The position will share and execute ideas as part of the design team while executing strategy and direction from the CMO. This role is responsible for creating high-level design concepts for the daily marketing, seasonal branding, and user experience on all of our digital channels. You will work on homepage marketing, email marketing, site, mobile UX/UI, cross-channel seasonal campaigns, ratings and review channels, reward and loyalty programs and manage communication with digital partners, in addition to supporting the sales team and other internal projects. The objective of all marketing will be to find the best solutions that increase customer loyalty, builds a community around our brand and our products, and most importantly, helps convert online traffic into lifelong customers.

The role creates and maintains digital marketing for our brand and big-box retail partners.

As a member of our in-house Design Team, you will turn ideas and concepts into effective designs that will further optimize the customer experience across all our digital channels. To be successful at UTR you'll also need a flexible personality to be able to thrive in a fast-paced, reactive environment - a cross-function between big-box retail demands and direct to consumer eCommerce demands.

Job Functions:

  • Conceptualize, design and maintain a wide variety of digital assets for use on homepages, landing pages, emails, banners, and special projects, etc.
  • Develop innovative proof-of-concept designs and present to cross-functional and cross-brand partners to gain buy-in for execution
  • Implement these digital designs and track the resulting change in viewer behavior, analyzing and demonstrating ways to increase their effectiveness
  • Conceptualize, execute and analyze seasonal campaigns using our brand aesthetic across all of our digital channels
  • Fulfill a wide range of digital creative marketing material requests -- invitations, photography, videography, social media creative assets, and other media needs in support of the marketing and sales functions.
  • Work closely with project managers, merchants, marketing team and copy team to obtain all relevant information, technical requirements and timelines for each project
  • Work with our SaaS partners and front-end developers to lead & execute UX/UI projects


Essential Abilities:

  • Ability to support business and creative goals through design
  • Outstanding communication skills, verbal and visual
  • Ability to quickly generate multiple concepts and articulate the advantages of each
  • Ability to meet all deadlines under pressure, and the ability to react to unexpected schedule changes and fluctuations in workload, based on retail and eCommerce demand, with minimal supervision
  • Ability to analyze the impact of existing campaigns, and to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Ability to review final work with an exacting eye to ensure delivered files are to spec


Qualifications:

  • BA/BFA in graphic design, interactive/web design, or related field.
  • 5+ years of professional experience in graphic/web/print design (agency or corporate setting).
  • Solid illustration, photography , typography and videography skills
  • Fluent in Photoshop, illustrator, etc.
  • Good understanding of HTML/CSS/XML
  • Strong B2B/B2C experience desired; eCommerce experience required
  • Strong understanding of user experience and user interface principles and practices
  • Strong understanding of all common social media platforms
  • Experience in SaaS-based platforms - Hootsuite, Yotpo, Smile, Hubspot
  • Strong understanding and experience in Shopify (setup / page creation / template modification)
  • Experienced in understanding and interpreting analytics from Google, Shopify etc


Salary:

This position offers a competitive annual base salary, and is eligible for yearly team bonuses and share options.

 

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