Job description

Questrade Financial Group (QFG) of Companies is committed to helping Canadians become much more financially successful and secure. We are everything a traditional financial institution is not. Our vision is to revolutionize financial services for the benefit of Canadians by providing the most innovative and cost efficient financial services online.

That’s why we empower our employees to continuously grow their professional careers with QFG. We believe in having a diverse, inclusive place to work and our flexible working arrangements brings that to life so you can unleash your creativity. Our values are a part of our DNA, and we care deeply about our people helping us fulfill our mission and become an important part of our community. We are always looking for like-minded professionals to join our team. Come grow with us.

We’re looking for our next Brand Designer. Could It Be You?
As Canada’s fastest-growing online brokerage, Questrade is revolutionizing the financial service industry. We provide innovative solutions with real benefits for all Canadians, so they can become much more financially successful and secure.

We are looking for an experienced Brand Designer to contribute to the continued growth and development of our brand, and to support the art direction and designs for multi-channel initiatives; including print, video, digital and experiential communication. The successful candidate will have a strong portfolio with an emphasis on branding and visual identity creation, displaying exceptional design thinking and execution skills that can translate our business strategies into innovative and creative designs.

Reporting to the Design Manager, Marketing - Brand, Strategy and Communications, they will work on our brand architecture, visual identity, brand guidelines and standards, as well as produce marketing materials for both internal and external use. The Brand Designer will work collaboratively with other marketing & communications professionals and senior staff members to establish brand continuity across all platforms.

What’s it like working as a Brand Designer at Questrade?
The ideal candidate understands all the aspects that make a brand; including the look, feel, values, tone and voice. They are excited about exploring new ideas and are able to see feedback as an opportunity to create something better. The successful candidate isn’t only capable of hands on design but also demonstrates advanced design thinking and strategy. They can get things done quickly but care deeply about creating quality work and unique experiences. Working with other marketing & communications professionals and senior staff members, the candidate understands the importance of asking the right questions and pushing the constraints and limitations, creating opportunities to solve problems through great designs and creative solutions.

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As a Brand Designer, you will collaborate with senior leadership to align on brand direction and strategy. You will play an important role in shaping and growing our brand and what our visual identity and language should look like. You will continuously ensure our brand is relevant and relatable to our audiences and grow and maintain our brand guidelines and brand assets. You will work with other members of the marketing team to translate marketing strategies and ideas into creative concepts, and see those concepts through to production. You will collaborate with other creatives on a wide range of deliverables for the organization, including but not limited to websites, microsites, email newsletters, webinars, online and offline ads, social media assets, etc. You will concept and design our brand’s swag and collateral.

You will enable other non-designer organization members to understand our brand and create on-brand assets. You will effectively present concepts and ideas, including sketches and story boards. You will ensure brand compliance across the organization. You will convert information into digestible visuals. You will incorporate customer research and analytics into brand solutions and design decisions. You will understand marketing initiatives, strategic positioning and target audiences. You will take work from concept to final execution within deadlines and build and maintain our design systems and visual identity assets.

So are YOU our next Brand Designer? You are if…

✔ You have 3-5 years of working experience with an emphasis on branding, visual identity and art direction

✔ You have hands on experience with logo design, typography, color, web layout design and image selection

✔ You have proficient use of Adobe Creative Cloud apps such as InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.

✔ You have a striking design portfolio that highlights both design and strategic thinking skills

✔ You have design skills and understanding of workflows for both digital and print

✔ You are able to incorporate feedback and take/give direction well

✔ You have the ability to work independently and in a team

✔ You have engagement in constructive design critiques

✔ You have a strong sense of how content is consumed with a solid understanding of design principles and best practices including typography, colour, space, composition, balance, and hierarchy

✔ You have excellent written and verbal communication skills

✔ You are d etail oriented and highly organized

✔ You have a keen design eye with a passion for quality

✔ You have strategic thinking skills

✔ You have project management skills

✔ You have experience working with other creatives including UX Designers, copywriters and developers

✔ You are a team player with strong communication and presentation skills

✔ You have relevant education or training

Brownie points if…

✔ You have UI/UX experience

✔ You have Animation and Video Editing skills

✔ You have Illustration skills

✔ You have Financial/Fintech industry experience

When applying, along with your resume and cover letter, please submit the following:

✔ Your portfolio, either a link, website, or an attached PDF, that highlights your design and strategic thinking skills

Sounds like you? Click below to apply!
At Questrade Financial Group of Companies, with multiple office locations around the world, we are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and accessible work environment. We value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings, and believe that when our teams feel supported and motivated, their creativity becomes a source of innovation. We are also committed to creating and sustaining a collegial work environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect and also one which reflects the diversity of the communities we serve and operate in to help us revolutionize financial services for the benefit of all of our customers. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly. If you require accommodation during the recruitment/selection process, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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