WHY DEPT®?

We are pioneers at heart. What this means, is that we are always leaning forward, thinking of what we can create tomorrow that does not exist today. We were born digital and we are a new model of agency, with a deep skillset in tech and marketing. That’s why we hire curious, self-driven, talented people who never stop innovating.

Our culture is big enough to cope and small enough to care. Meaning, that with people across 20+ countries, we’re big enough to provide you with the best tools, global opportunities, and benefits that help you thrive. While acting small by investing in you, your growth, your team, and giving you the autonomy to solve our clients' problems, no matter where you are in the world.  

This role is part of our Personalized Creative team. We create emotive yet conversion-focused ideas, products and campaigns at scale and speed. Our specialty is hyper-personalized, digital communications that change perceptions, shape new behavior's, and shift market share for our clients including eBay, Ancestry, Walmart, and more!

JOB PURPOSE:

As Senior Designer, you will work on a broad range of small and large projects across some of the largest, well recognised brands in the world. 

Our Design Mentors are required to understand, organise and motivate people to achieve extraordinary things: they’re able to guide thinking and behaviour in others and take counsel from within to thrive in a dynamic environment. Our Design Mentors are masters of their craft, demonstrate good judgement and emotional intelligence, and inspire self-development.

This is a full-time contract based in Toronto, Ontario.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Overseeing the work of and mentoring Junior Designers.
  • Delivering constructive feedback.
  • Coach your team members and help them to realise areas of development.
  • Working on a brief from start to finish.
  • Image sourcing and artworking.
  • Designing responsive emails and landing pages.
  • Maintaining existing and designing new onsite marketing templates.
  • Developing rich visual content for weekly newsletters.
  • Applying creativity to adhoc projects.
  • Always striving to create work that contributes towards the client’s business goals.
  • Researching competitors and staying current with design and marketing trends.
  • Delivering constructive feedback.
  • Taking accountability for flawless design output.
  • Contributing innovative ideas at creative review meetings.
  • Protecting brand integrity and guardianship.
  • Drive the delivery of work on time and to the highest standard by understanding of your team's capabilities.

SKILLS AND PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:

  • 3-5 years of digital design experience
  • You are well versed in working in an agency context and have relevant experience covering brand, direct and above the line creative work.
  • Keen to build client relations and pitch ideas to them.
  • Good eye for layout, skilled in typesetting and retouching
  • Proficient using digital design software (i.e. Sketch App, Figma, InVision, Adobe CS)
  • A great teammate that supports their colleagues and doesn’t act as an individual.
  • Very organised with attention to detail.
  • A great source for up-to-the-minute creative knowledge and digital design trends.
  • Works with grit and determination in the face of demanding deadlines.
  • Has a desire to embrace new skills and challenges.

WE OFFER:

  • 15 days holiday (per annum, pro rata)
  • A flexible, hybrid working policy
  • Buddy Program: You will be paired with a ‘Buddy’ to help you through your first weeks’ at DEPT®
  • A reputation for doing good. DEPT® has been a Certified B Corp® since 2021 and named ‘Agency of the Year’ at both The Lovies and The Webby Awards.
  • Awesome clients. Whether big or small, local or global — at DEPT® you’ll get the opportunity to work with clients of all sizes and across all industries. And we celebrate all of our successes together!
  • The opportunity for possibility. We want to enable you to do what you do best and help you develop your skills further with training, development and certifications.
  • Global annual DEPT® Cares Month in which employees come together and donate their skills to support local charities.
  • Tons of Office perks in our Toronto office! Enjoy biweekly breakfasts and lunches, tons of free snacks, and of course team events on the regular!

DEPT® is committed to making a positive impact on the planet and since 2021 has been Climate Neutral and B Corporation certified.

DEPT® is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop, nurture and retain the most talented people from a range of diverse backgrounds, skills and perspectives. We encourage all applications irrespective of gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, nationality, marital status, and disability.

 

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION

At DEPT®, we take pride in creating an inclusive workplace where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive. We actively seek to recruit, develop, nurture, and retain talented individuals from diverse backgrounds, with varying skills and perspectives.

Not sure you meet all qualifications? Apply, and let us decide! Research shows that women and members of underrepresented groups tend not to apply for jobs when they think they may not meet every requirement, when in fact they do. We believe in giving everyone a fair chance to shine. 

We also encourage you  to reach out to us and discuss any reasonable adjustments we can make to support you throughout the recruitment process and your time with us.

Want to know more about our dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion? Check out our efforts here.

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