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Graphic Designer

Calgary, AB (Preferred) or Toronto, ON


Placement Type:


Salary (USD):

C$ 31/hr

Start Date:


Our large Canadian Retail client is seeking a Graphic Designer to join their team! The Graphic / Production Designer is responsible for creating and producing assets for multiple channels, including print and digital, to support the marketing efforts of a large Canadian retail company. This role requires a creative thinker with a passion for design, a strong understanding of retail and promotional advertising principles, and the ability to produce high-quality presentations, mock-ups, and creative concepts.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with a team of designers to build assets for various channels within the marketing team, such as weekly emails, multi-page print flyers, and resized images for social media.
  • Create accurate creative assets within scheduled deadlines, adhering to the technical and creative standards of our brand design system.
  • Attend pick-up meetings to gather accurate information for ongoing projects, resolve discrepancies, and ensure marketing needs are met.
  • Translate weekly creative assets from content briefs and pick-up meetings into accurate creative assets for various channels and projects as required.
  • Upload creative files to the content store, ensuring proper tagging and compliance with required standards.
  • Continuously review and ensure adherence to our extensive brand design system guidelines.
  • Work closely with the Content Manager and Program Managers to discuss and resolve the use of photography, backgrounds, and special treatments.


  • Diploma in Graphic Design or a related field.
  • Minimum of 4 to 7 years of graphic design experience.
  • High proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Knowledge of Figma and XD is a plus (must be willing to learn).
  • Passion for design and a creative thinker with fresh, current, and out-of-the-box ideas.
  • Strong understanding of the principles of retail and promotional advertising.
  • Ability to interpret needs and data creatively and develop innovative solutions.
  • Proficiency in producing high-quality presentations, mock-ups, and creative concepts.
  • Ability to evaluate the reusability of existing photography and determine the need for new photography.
  • Strong communication skills to effectively translate ideas into creative presentations.
  • Proficiency in using image banks and electronic image archives.
  • Ability to prioritize workload and meet tight deadlines.
  • Independent, proactive, and able to take initiative.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and integrate smoothly with others.
  • Strong understanding of type formatting.
  • Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented, and able to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Maintain a calm demeanor and work cooperatively with others.
  • Willingness to go beyond expectations, find novel solutions, and provide additional options for presentations and projects.


About Aquent Talent:

Aquent Talent connects the best talent in marketing, creative, and design with the world’s biggest brands. 


Our talent get access to amazing benefits like subsidized health, vision, and dental plans, paid sick leave, and retirement plans with a match. We also offer free online training through Aquent Gymnasium


Aquent is an equal-opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. We’re about creating an inclusive environment—one where different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are valued, and everyone can contribute, grow their careers, and thrive.

The target hiring compensation range for this role is the equivalent of $30 to $31 an hour. Compensation is based on several factors including, but not limited to education, relevant work experience, relevant certifications, and location.