Graphic Designer

With our continued growth, an exciting career opportunity is currently available at WFCU Credit Union for an experienced:

GRAPHIC DESIGNER (Kitchener-Waterloo Region)

As a Graphic Designer, you will create print and digital communications for a variety of audiences. You have the professional ability to convey our brand's key messages in an effective and aesthetically pleasing manner.

In summary, the Graphic Designer will:
  • Create brochures, signs, advertisements (print & digital), social media posts, etc. based on approved creative direction and strategy.
  • Produce drafts for review with subsequent revisions to be made based on feedback.
  • Prepare files for print and digital.
  • Review proofs and final products for errors.
  • Ensure all finals reflect specific branding guidelines.
  • Work with printers and other vendors as needed.
  • Liaise with search engine optimization providers.
As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for:
  • Working in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment.
  • Managing competing priorities while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Providing constructive advice and suggestions.
  • Ensuring an understanding of the creative brief by asking for clarification and assistance when needed.
  • Translating brand and design specifications into creative solutions for a variety of media.
  • Brainstorming ideas and developing appropriate designs from creative briefs.
  • Working collaboratively with team members throughout the organization.
The "must-have" skills and qualifications that we're looking for include the following:
  • Post-secondary education in graphic design.
  • Over five years of related experience as a graphic designer, production artist or art director.
  • Knowledge of design principles, typography and colour theory.
  • Strong conceptual and problem-solving skills.
  • Expert proficiency using Adobe Suite in a Mac environment.
  • A professional portfolio showcasing both print and digital designs.
These additional skills are also considered assets:
  • Experience working in the financial services industry.
  • Using analytics to make improvements to digital creatives.
  • UI/UX Design theory to improve creative solutions for a variety of media.
  • Website design, primarily using Word Press themes.
  • Comfortable improving, maintaining and updating various WFCU microsites.
  • Experience leading improvements for online engagement.
  • Experience with accessibility for all digital assets and PDFs – AODA, WCAG Level AA compliance.
If you feel you're a great fit, let us know why!

We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please send applications and portfolios to the attention of:

Jennifer Bradie
Senior Manager, Human Resources - WFCU Credit Union
3000 Marentette Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N8X 4G2
careers@wfcu.ca

WFCU Credit Union will accommodate the needs of candidates with disabilities through our recruitment process as we are made aware of these requests. The accommodation will be based on the individual needs of the job candidate.

Working at WFCU Credit Union
For the fourth consecutive year, WFCU Credit Union has been certified as a Great Place to Work®, as well as repeatedly having been named one of the Best Workplaces in Canada™. Be part of a team committed to providing members with a high level of service while making the communities we serve the best places to live and work.

As an employee of WFCU Credit Union, you'll have the opportunity to work in a positive, goal-driven, and professional environment. Experience our unmatched commitment to opportunities for professional and self-development, employee wellness, competitive compensation and a culture of celebration!

Our award-winning HR philosophy to "hire the best, treat them well, and see them stay" is a point of pride and a key factor in our employees' success and WFCU Credit Union's success. We seek the best and brightest professionals and provide them with ample opportunity for advancement. Our industry-leading compensation package includes comprehensive benefits and training programs plus a fantastic wellness program with several distinctive perks.

It's an exciting time to join our team. To find out more, apply today!

About WFCU Credit Union
WFCU Credit Union is a leading, progressive financial organization headquartered in Southwestern Ontario. Proudly serving residents, community organizations, small businesses, commercial entities, and public institutions for over 80 years, WFCU Credit Union is the sixth-largest credit union in Ontario and 21st largest credit union in Canada.

With nine retail locations in Windsor-Essex as well as three retail locations in the Waterloo Region through ECU – A Division of WFCU Credit Union and one digital entity, Omnia Direct, we pride ourselves on serving the individual needs of over 60,000 members.