I’m Looking for Design Intern

I’m looking for a young web designer. This is for paid contract work. The position will be to help design and implement the front-ends for a number of web properties including DavidCrow.ca, DemoCamp.com, FoundersandFunders.org, StartupNorth.ca, StartupIndex.ca, StartupIndex.ca, etc. Basically, the majority of the work is visual design and front-end web implementation. The goal is to to help design and build visual presence and update the front-end implementation of these sites. (Yes, I’ve started to look at HayStack and 99designs.com and other sites).

  • The designer needs to have an online portfolio. The portfolio should include examples of both web and mobile-optimized design.
  • Experience creating, maintaining and deploying WordPress/Drupal/Moveable Type/etc. themes.
  • Experience with web standards compliant HTML, xhtml, css, and Javascript implementation (preferably Prototype or JQuery).
  • Experience with skinning/theming hosted online applications, e.g., EventBrite, GuestListApp, MindTouch, etc.
  • Experience implementing front-end code in MVC frameworks, e.g., Django, Rails, ASP.NET MVC, CakePHP, etc.

My preference would be to find a student or recent graduate. I’d like to help find the next Scott Boms, Ryan Feeley, Matt Brett, Dave Shea, Daniel Burka (yep, they’re all Canadian).

So if you’re a young Canadian designer, that is looking for some contract work, fill out the form below.

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Novus Health – Web Designer

Downtown Toronto

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What we are seeking

We’re looking for a junior to intermediate web designer with experience in designing smart and engaging end-user experiences for the web.

  • You will have experience producing visually stunning design plans/mockups working with a web application team.
  • You have demonstrated understanding of graphic design as it relates to users’ needs and modern design standards, as well as success designing intuitive and user-friendly websites.
  • You are expert in Adobe products such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver etc.
  • Good understanding of current web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  • An asset if you can build standard-compliant XHTML/CSS templates.
  • You must have a significant design background with at least 2 years of experience.

About this role

Novus Health is an innovative health services company working with many different corporate clients and national brands. You will have an opportunity to be creative and work with some other talented people like yourself.

We have a fun and relaxed environment located near Queen and Spadina. We are seeking someone talented to start right away. This is for a 3 – 6 month full time contract and there are opportunities for full time permanent employment.

Does this sound like you?

Apply in confidence via email at novushealth@gmail.com with your resume and at least three examples of your work that demonstrate your skills. Please refer to “Toronto Designer” in the subject line.

We can only respond to the applicants that provide the above information and only those that we are interested in connecting with. Thank you for your interest!

Hot or Not? – Web Designer

Toronto, ON

The Gig

Want to make a huge difference? Want to work with fun people on a fun product? Then you want to be at Hot or Not!!

Hot or Not has some of the world’s top dating sites:

  • Millions of people date through Hot or Not.
  • Thousands of people find matches every day.
  • We make money and AREN’T advertising supported.
  • Hot or Not is a fast-paced company that measures releases in days not weeks and rewards individual initiative and gumption.

This is key member of the team, and a growth position. You will have your fingers in the entire breadth of Hot or Not’s offerings: our website, social networking apps (Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, etc) and iPhone and other mobile apps.

You will

  • Design and develop a world class user experience
  • Create detailed specifications, wireframes and visual mockups
  • Execute your designs’ HTML, CSS and JavaScript (as your skills allow) in collaboration with the engineering team
  • Create graphics, logos, and icons
  • Be responsible for all brand-related creative at the company for both print and web
  • Finally, you will likely manage a team of designers as the company’s needs grow
  • The ideal candidate is an experienced hands-on designer who is excited about new concepts and can think in terms of both wireframes and visual designs. You have worked in a product development group for leading brands, websites, and mobile devices. The position requires a strong design background in visual and interaction design and a portfolio of work demonstrating the range of experience.

You need

  • At least four years experience in web design
  • Strong information architecture skills. We would like to see specifications: wireframes, site maps, etc
  • Strong visual design skills with demonstrated ability to create graphics and icons with attention to detail
  • Good understanding of current web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  • Demonstrated ability to design simple and engaging user interfaces
  • Located in mid-town Toronto.

No agencies or contractors please.

Applicants must live in the Greater Toronto Area or be willing to relocate.

To apply

All applicants are asked to build an online profile by clicking on the attached url:

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IPNETWORKXS&cws=1&rid=39

Make sure to tell us why you think you are a fit and any relevant url’s to your portfolio, blog, work, resume, etc.

Jet Cooper – Web Designer

Toronto, ON

Jet Cooper is a digital experience agency that specializes in building
smart end-user experiences for the web. Based in Toronto, our
growing team has a user-centric philosophy with a sworn duty to inject
some realness into the staled traditional approach.

Description

Jet Cooper is looking for a junior to intermediate web designer in
Toronto with experience in designing smart and visually stunning user
interfaces for websites and web applications. The chosen candidate
will most commonly be producing flat mockups/comps, but an ability to
build semantic and standard-compliant XHTML/CSS templates are an
asset. Applicants must have strong design acumen and a desire to
learn and grow with the agency.
Candidates are being considered for a 3-6 month full time contract.
Pending fit, there are opportunities to extend the contract and scope
of work.

To Apply

Email us at highfive@jetcooper.com with “Toronto Web Designer (WDW)” as the subject line. Please include the following information: (1) Resume; and (2) At least 5 examples that demonstrate skills described above. Serious inquiries only. Candidates will not be considered if these items are missing. Toronto applicants only.

markET – Web Designer

Toronto, ON

markET is looking for a Web Designer. To qualify you must create awesome designs for websites. You enjoy challenge and seek to grow into more senior roles over time. Your initial contract will be to design our new website. Subsequent contracts, leading to full-time employment, will be the design and renovation of our customer’s websites.

markET is a Toronto based company specializing in the field of Demand Generation. Whelp companies implement the latest inbound marketing techniques to produce more leads of higher quality at lower cost. We are a well-funded startup with an experienced

Management Team and we’ve entered the hottest growth area around on the ground foor. Come grow with us…

Responsibilities

Using a supplied marketing brief, design our own website. Working from a design brief, and a client supplied style-guide, design new sites for our clients or renovate their existing ones. You will also work with the marketing department to design emails landing pages, and white paper and blog layouts for both internal uses and client needs

Education

A college diploma is a minimum requirement.

Experience

A minimum of 3 years experience designing web applications.

Skills

Please specify your preferred graphic design programs in your application. Good spoken and written English communication skills are essential.

Assets

A working knowledge of HTML and CSS would be nice.

Apply

Position has been filled.

A web without windows

moz_design_challenge_logoCan’t help but love the shot at Microsoft in the latest Mozilla Labs Design Challenge post. Nice.

No windows, no unnecessary trappings.

I’m sure that this was not intentionally aimed at Microsoft’s IE8 RC1 announcement. But it made me laugh. It’s hard to imagine the world without the trappings of the personal computer. This is one of the unique challenges presented by August de los Reyes about Predicting the Past. I’ve been thinking more about personal health data, and thinking about how to build solutions aimed at informing and altering behaviour. Not on the scale of transformation that the Office Labs and MSR teams did with Future of personal health concept.  The video storyboards used in the Aurora Concept and the MSR Future of Healthcare videos are a great medium for students to express the complexity of the environment and the changes they see in predicting the future.

The question posed by the Mozilla Labs team is about extending the interpretation of the web. What does a user experience look like if the web is ubiquitous?

The Design Challenge is a series of events to encourage innovation, and experimentation in user interface design for the Web. Our aim is to provoke thought, facilitate discussion, and inspire future design directions for Firefox, the Mozilla project, and the Web as a whole.

It’s an interesting outreach to inspire and engage members of the Web community. It builds on the work that Mozilla did with Adaptive Path on the Aurora Concept exploring the future directions and ideas for Mozilla as a browser. The Design Challenge Spring 2009 asks 20 students to answer the following questions:

“What would a browser look like if the Web was all there was? No windows, no unnecessary trappings. Just the Web.”

It’s an interesting question and it provokes a series of other questions:

  • What does the Web really mean?
  • What does the Web mean in the context of a device? Does the device have local storage? local computation?
  • What assumptions as designers are we making about bandwidth? latency? interaction? behaviour?

The question of what is the Web and how individuals and groups interact, communicate and collaborate is really interesting. I hope that design students will document their assumptions about the hardware, software, networking infrastructure, carriers and to make their visions real.

As the Web becomes even more ubiquitous, we’ll never have to leave it. Whether it’s on touch tables, giant wall-sized screens, mobile devices, or just our computers, exploring the interactions for browsing a windowless Web will become ever-more important in the next couple of years.

Great opportunity for 20 design students to design a vision for the future. Plus they’ll get to work with Beltzner, Madhava, Aza, Alex and the rest of the team at Mozilla. 

Avid Life Media – Designer

Toronto, ON

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Want to make a huge difference? Want to work with fun people on a fun product?

Then you want to be at Avid Life Media.

Avid Life Media has some of the world’s top dating sites:

  • Millions of people date through Avid Life Media.
  • Thousands of people find matches every day.
  • We make money and AREN’T advertising supported.
  • Avid Life Media is a fast-paced company that measures releases in days not weeks and rewards individual initiative and gumption.

This is key member of the team, and a growth position. You will have your fingers in the entire breadth of Avid Life Media’s offerings: our website, social networking apps (Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, etc) and iPhone and other mobile apps.

You will:

  • Design and develop a world class user experience
  • Create detailed specifications, wireframes and visual mockups
  • Execute your designs’ HTML, CSS and JavaScript (as your skills allow) in collaboration with the engineering team
  • Create graphics, logos, and icons
  • Be responsible for all brand-related creative at the company for both print and web
  • Finally, you will likely manage a team of designers as the company’s needs grow
  • The ideal candidate is an experienced hands-on designer who is excited about new concepts and can think in terms of both wireframes and visual designs. You have worked in a product development group for leading brands, websites, and mobile devices. The position requires a strong design background in visual and interaction design and a portfolio of work demonstrating the range of experience.

You need:

  • At least four years experience in web design
  • Strong information architecture skills. We would like to see specifications: wireframes, site maps, etc
  • Strong visual design skills with demonstrated ability to create graphics and icons with attention to detail
  • Good understanding of current web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  • Demonstrated ability to design simple and engaging user interfaces
  • Located in mid-town Toronto.

No agencies or contractors please.

Applicants must live in the Greater Toronto Area or be willing to relocate.

To apply:

Send resumes to jobs at almlabs.com

Make sure to tell us why you think you are a fit and any relevant url’s to your portfolio, blog, work, resume, etc.

Cineplex – Sr. Web Designer

Toronto, ON

Cineplex Entertainment LP is part of a unique industry that is passionate about providing an exceptional customer’s experience while having fun doing it.  We are 100% Canadian and employ over 8,000 full-time and part-time employees.  We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange and generate revenues in excess of $800 million. Our company offers a competitive, comprehensive total compensation package.  If you are passionate, innovative, enjoy a fast work pace and love movies, Cineplex is for you!  

The Interactive Media department has an immediate opening for a Sr. Web Designer reporting directly to the Director, Web Operations.

The Sr. Web Designer is responsible for the ongoing design, development, and maintenance of Cineplex.com and associated projects for external clients.  Candidates must have a strong sense of graphic design, as well as excellent XHTML and CSS skills along with experience in Flash.

On a daily basis, the Web Designer will work in a fast-paced team environment and will be required to work independently while continually communicating with other team members and delivering the highest quality product possible. This role is heavily production focused on a day-to-day basis.

The Sr. Web Designer’s responsibilities include the creation of websites, newsletters, micro sites, online promotions/contests, online media, games, and flash animation.

You will:

  • Possess the ability to create outstanding work while meeting deadlines for multiple, simultaneous projects.
  • Participate in brainstorming and creative meetings along with other Cineplex team members as well as clients as required.
  • Present creative work to Director and internal / external clients in an articulate and descriptive manner.
  • Develop, evolve and maintain online standards in partnership with Director.
  • Ensure that internal and external client needs are met in “look & feel” despite personal design tastes. Must be able to work in many different designs styles (corporate, edgy, animated, etc.).
  • Work closely with Director to plan the layout and design of large projects.
  • Work closely with the Technology team to ensure developed functionality is in full working order.
  • Each project will have unique requirements that must be achieved while maintaining outstanding aesthetic quality.
  • Ensure all projects are well scoped, and are delivered on-time, on-target and on-budget with a high level of client satisfaction.
  • Support new business / revenue-generating initiatives and collaborate on client presentations as required.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

Education

  • Related post secondary education or commensurate experience.

Experience

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in a busy, demanding studio-type environment.
  • 5+ years professional HTML development, including advanced Standards Compliant XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience of building for Accessibility.
  • Excellent understanding of cross browser and cross platform coding practices.
  • 2+ yrs of experience working in and around backend scripting languages – .ASP, .NET, PHP, etc.
  • Experience with Enterprise level content management systems an asset.
  • Intermediate level Flash with a focus on the creation of ad units and promotional interactivity is an asset.
  • Extensive knowledge of Photoshop, Image Ready, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, etc.
  • Must have experience integrating ad serving, analytics, and other JavaScript based code libraries.

Skills

  • Strong project/time management abilities – can take a project successfully from concept to mockup, design, execution, launch and takedown with high levels of client satisfaction.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are requirements for this position with the ability to communicate technical detail to non-technical team members. 
  • Quick learner who functions well in fast paced production environment.
  • Passionate interest in integrated/online media and user experience is a definite must.
  • Willingness to learn and seek out opportunities.
  • Strong work ethic with a passion for quality and customer service orientation.
  • All applicants will be required to supply work samples that demonstrate the requirements outlined above.

Interested applicants please click here Sr. Web Designer .  NO AGENCY CALLS PLEASE.

Please Note

While we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. As part of Cineplex Entertainment’s standard recruitment process, suitable candidate(s) will be required to undergo pre-employment screening as a condition of employment or promotion.

Apply Online

 

CAA South Central Ontario – Web & Multimedia Designer

Thornhill, ON

CAA South Central Ontario is looking for a Web & Multimedia Designer to join our growing eBusiness team.

What will you gain from your career experience at CAA SCO? Sure we’ve got great compensation, benefits and culture, but more importantly, you’ll thrive with the exposure to our multiple business lines including Travel, Insurance, Member Services and Member Advocacy!

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Build new web pages and make web page adjustments according to CAA brand standards and specifications supplied by the Business Unit and the Online Marketing Lead
  • Work within scope of web site and brand standards (CSS, CAA standards) to ensure all pages on our site comply and site structure is maintained
  • Ensure our web site is compatible across main browsers (IE, Firefox, Safari, Opera)
  • Create reusable web site templates
  • Build on-line web forms for email distribution or database input
  • Design creative microsites for contests, may involve use of Flash, video, banners, etc.
  • Design web images for web pages, banner ads, x-sell/up-sell icons, etc.
  • Create and deploy CAA’s 2 monthly eNewsletters
  • Ideally you’ll be up to date with web industry tools, best practices, new technologies, techniques and methodologies and will participate in continual review of our web solutions and processes to improve results for the team, business units and CAA overall.

Your Education & Skills

  • University degree or college degree in computer science preferred
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft environments and leading tool sets; HTML, XML, JavaScript (hand-coding), CSS2, Adobe Photoshop, Ajax, Flash, video
  • Able to use current web standards, best practices and optimal coding practices
  • Familiar with source code version control systems, QA testing processes
  • Excellent design skills: typography, web page layout, colour, user interface (UI), navigation
  • Able to design for cross-platform/cross-browser compatibility
  • Experience designing for a corporate web site using brand standards.

Apply

To apply or learn more about CAA, visit our site http://www.caasco.com/ or apply directly to jobs@caasco.ca

Please ensure to include urls with samples of your work.