Front-end Designer

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Scope:

As a top 50 Best Employer and one of Canada’s Passion Capitalists, OMERS is passionate about developing talent and committed to attracting the brightest and best people to our organization. We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our new and talented Creative team. This role would be reporting to the Manager, Creative in the Public Affairs Department.

The Creative team delivers in-house agency expertise within the OMERS organization by leading the creative direction, brand strategy, design and digital development of integrated marketing communication strategies for OMERS and OMERS Worldwide entities. Our offerings include information design; graphic design; pre-press production; project management; photography, video and multimedia production; and digital/emerging media strategy, design & development (deep digital, social media, responsive design, user experience, information architecture, content strategy, SEO, GUI design, front-end development, technical planning and CMS management).

As a contributing member of the Creative team, you will be responsible for the design and front-end development of interactive experiences for OMERS web properties. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who enjoys wearing multiple hats and has a passion for design thinking, digital innovation and technology. You are an expert in digital development and video production, but also have a basic understanding of pre-press production.

We are looking for a talented designer with a balance of both design and front-end technical expertise. You have a strong work ethic with an excellent knowledge of design process, information design and project development processes.

Responsibilities:

Front-End Design and Video Production
• Working closely with the Visual Designer to translate business requirements and user needs into visual designs for both print and digital; working closely with Communications to ensure alignment with OMERS Communications Strategy
• Develop web properties by providing expert knowledge in user experience design and producing sitemaps, wireframes, user scenarios and workflow diagrams
• Strong understanding of responsive design and creating design templates in HTML/HTML 5, CSS, JavaScript/JQuery
• Cross-browser and SEO friendly implementation
• Provide regular maintenance for OMERS website and intranet by working closely with the Communications Team to build and publish content to the CMS
• Work closely with technical developers to ensure website and intranet functionality meets with business requirements
• Lead video production including developing story ideas with team members by translating creative ideas into storyboards; video filming by leading the operation of audio and video equipment, location multi-cam set up and moving of equipment; video editing, compositing and optimizing for appropriate digital channels

Collaboration
• Participate in brainstorms and collaborate with team members to develop new ideas for integrated communications
• Keep up-to-date with design trends and digital technologies; share best practices with team members

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
• Writing of proposals, creative briefs and project plans
• Pre-press production when required

Qualifications:

• College or university degree in Graphic Design, Computer Science or related discipline.
• 5+ years experience in an agency or client-side environment
• Solid understanding of information design and user-centered design process, from concept through production
• Experience in the development and management of CMS solutions
• Experienced in pre-press production and a strong understanding of how to translate printed material into interactive content
• Knowledge of usability and SEO best practices
• Experience in social media
• Knowledge of HTML, CSS, XML/XSL, JavaScript, JQuery
• Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Design and Web)
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio
• A team player who enjoys collaborating with others to develop new ideas
• Excellent time management skills
• A strategic and creative thinker

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