Graphic Designer

  • YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka
  • 22 Grove Street West, Barrie, ON, Canada
  • Jan 11, 2019

Job Description


  • Demonstrate strong support and commitment to the mission and core values of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka and the YMCA in Canada.
  • Demonstrate strong support and commitment to serving the membership, facility users and all program participants of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka.
  • Attend briefing sessions with the Marketing and Communications team and internal stakeholders to understand creative requirements and deadlines.
  • Prepare draft materials and options based on the creative brief provided.
  • Create designs, concepts, and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and aesthetic design concepts.
  • Determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and select style and size of type ensuring the requirements of the YMCA brand guidelines are met.
  • Develop the layout and production design of magazines, brochure, newsletters, reports, presentations, publications and other templates.
  • Use computer software to generate new images when required.
  • Incorporate changes to mock-ups recommended by internal clients into the final design.
  • Provide support for campaign planning and the delivery of marketing activities.
  • Reviews and edits marketing materials to ensure content produced is of high quality, with consistent use of YMCA guidelines.
  • Manage marketing assets and collateral inventory.
  • Review designs for errors and prepare designs prior to sending to print.
  • Coordinate with the external vendors on printing requests.
  • Regularly update and maintain the mail consent list in accordance with CASL requirements.

Skills Required


  • Completion of an accredited Graphic Design Program with a minimum 1-2 years graphic design experience or undergraduate degree or diploma in marketing, business, public relations, or communications with a minor/focus in Graphic Design
  • Print and web design experience
  • Exceptional understanding of colours, style of type, illustrations, photography and printing procedures
  • Proficient knowledge of Web, Social Media and Video applications
  • Expert knowledge of important design software , including Adobe Creative Suite (In Design, Illustrator, Photoshop) and WordPress,  with the ability to work in a PC environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines
  • Strong accuracy and attention to detail
  • Mandated training is required before or shortly after commencement of work
    • Child Protection orientation
    • AODA Customer Service and AODA Integrated Standard
    • Health & Safety Awareness training
    • Bill 168 (Violence & Harassment in the Workplace) training
  • Clear Police Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Must be able to work flexible hours based on client needs

How to Apply