We’re seeking a talented Senior Visual Designer to play a vital role in Akendi’s design team.
The Senior Designer will work in a creative team to conceptualize and create best-in-class experiences for a variety of compelling brands and organizations. The work will range from large system websites and digital products to strategic data visualizations and marketing materials.
You will work closely with senior management, highly skilled UX researchers & designers, and inspiring clients in our collaborative environment.
Collaborate with project teams from other disciplines to ensure the best final product
Articulate your design decisions and thinking to internal leadership and clients with confidence
Understand and follow strategy and creative briefs
Adhere to project management timelines
Create final press/development ready files
Provide vendors with constructive and organized specifications and feedback
Contribute to blog writing
A passion for high quality design
The ability to self-start and problem solve
Strong organizational and time management skills
Multi-task under clear deadlines
Excellent design skills across layout, composition, colour theory, typography and brand systems application
Excellent communication skills with a strong command of spoken and written English
A proficient understanding of both digital and print production procedures
6+ years professional creative experience
At least 3 digital projects in your portfolio
Proficient in Figma, XD, Sketch, Adobe Suite, MS Office
Proven practical knowledge of website structure, functionality and requirements
Knowledge of HTML/CSS, Animation and French language an asset
RGD membership an asset
Knowledge of the Human Centered Design process an asset
Competitive salary and vacation
Professional development: $2,500 training budget per year
Akendi training opportunities
A supportive and spirited team
An inspiring creative office space with a view of the CN tower (when not working remote)
Best-in-class tools to bring your designs to life
How to apply
Send a PDF of your resume, cover letter and your portfolio with salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please explain your experience and why you think you are the right candidate. Your portfolio must contain a minimum of three web/user interface design projects. Only applications submitted with salary expectations will be considered.
Thank you to all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
We are a curious, and committed bunch who strive to make the world better through design excellence. We work to foster an inclusive, diverse and equitable working environment through our internal culture, policies, and approach to project work. We believe that we are stronger when our team comprises people with different perspectives, approaches, life experiences, and identities.
Akendi is a human experience design firm, leveraging equal parts
experience research and creative design excellence. We provide
strategic insights and analysis about customer and user behaviour and
combine this knowledge with inspired design. The results enable
organizations to improve effectiveness, engage users and provide
remarkable customer experiences to their audiences.
Akendi is an Experience Thinking innovation firm in user experience research and ux design. We are service designers consulting for companies. Offices in Toronto, Ottawa, Canada as well as London and Cambridge, UK.