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Digital Designer

Position overview

Merrithew is seeking a talented Digital Designer to join our fast-paced in-house design department and lead the digital direction and execution for a multitude of cross-platform channels including e-commerce, web, interactive ads, social, video, UX and more. We’re looking for a candidate that lives and breathes digital design and approaches their work with great care, enthusiasm, and a positive and collaborative attitude.

The Digital Designer will be responsible for conceptualizing and implementing a variety of digital design and integrated design projects as well as some print-based mediums such as packaging, collateral, and ads. This position requires a highly specialized knowledge of graphic design principles and methods, and the candidate should demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite with expert knowledge of HTML, CSS, Responsive design and UX. As a senior member of the design team, you will play a role in creative brand management and work closely with other designers to grow our digital design capabilities. This role reports to the Art Director.

Major responsibilities

  • Lead the digital design direction working closely with the Art Director to develop results-driven digital creative for a variety of online channels including web, applications, email, display, video, infographics
  • Work closely with the Art Director to implement the company’s core vision and direction, and implement innovative best practices that drive the brand forward
  • Support the Art Director, as needed, in supervising/mentoring designers and freelance resources to promote quality design, influence innovation, and ensure productivity
  • Develop original design concepts for multiple, simultaneous projects that align with marketing requirements and existing branding guidelines
  • Collaborate with the Digital Marketing Manager and internal web team to develop digital design solutions for the overall web presence and specific e-commerce initiatives
  • Provide guidance and leadership on digital design best practices, including designing for multiple platforms and sizes, image optimization, responsive design, UX, mobile, motion, and design systems
  • Photo retouching where necessary
  • Prioritize daily workflow to meet needs and deadlines

Skills and qualifications

  • Degree or certification related to graphic design
  • 5+ years digital design experience
  • 3+ years of experience with Responsive design, including, HTML, CSS and UX best practices
  • Highly proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat), experience with prototyping tools such as Sketch, Adobe XD or Figma and Microsoft Office in a Mac environment
  • Strong knowledge of design concepts – layout, typography, colour theory, etc., as well as a firm grasp of effective file building (digital, print, motion) and pre-production processes
  • Proficient in creatively transforming strategic direction/requirements into visual designs across various channels
  • Experience supervising/mentoring other designers and freelance resources and promoting a positive and collaborative work environment
  • Highly organized, with strong project and time management skills – ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and deliver under tight deadlines
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and an ability to copy write for digital mediums a plus
  • Photography experience and photo retouching considered an asset
  • Familiarity with other languages (i.e. French / Spanish / Portuguese / German) considered an asset
  • Bonus points if you are a fitness enthusiast

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About Merrithew

Merrithew, Leaders in Mindful Movement, was co-founded by Lindsay and Moira Merrithew in 1988. For over 25 years they have been dedicated to enriching the lives of others by providing responsible exercise modalities and innovative fitness brands across the globe. Merrithew’s premier Pilates brand, STOTT PILATES®, delivers best-in class Pilates education and media to everyone from avid exercisers, elite athletes, and pre/post-natal clients, to rehab and fitness professionals, and is used by studios worldwide.

Other high-end Merrithew fitness brands include ZEN•GA®, Total Barre, CORE Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training and Halo® Training. Merrithew has trained over 50,000 students in over 100 countries. Merrithew’s Media Division (MMD) produces print and video-based content for professional and consumer markets.