Graphic Designer, Mixed Media Artist

Date Posted: Jul 09, 2018

Salary: TBD
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Term: Full-time
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

PI Fine Art

PI Fine Art is Canada’s largest diversified art and framing showroom catering primarily to interior designers. PI Fine Art has grown over forty years in business to become one of North America’s leading art sources for both the residential and hospitality industries. Founded in 1976 by Esther Cohen Bartfield, PI Fine Art is now a family run business with over 100 employees that includes a creative team of art consultants, sales representatives, graphic designers and visual artists. With an impressive designer showroom, framing gallery and selection of original art, the company has emerged as a leading source for unique artwork for corporate consultants and designers alike. Representing more than 100 artists, PI Fine Art’s collection consists of original paintings, limited edition giclees, open edition prints and our latest line of alternative substrates.



Job Description

WHO ARE WE
We thrive in knowing that fine art is an essential part of design , impacting the visual appeal and atmosphere of a space. We’re one of the largest vertically integrated art company’s in North America , specializing in art, wall-covering, mirrors and alternative wall décor. We manage every step within the art development and supply chain process - from art consulting, publishing and manufacturing . We work with designers on creating concepts for their projects collaborating with them on customized fine art options that perfectly accompany their project’s vision and budget. We work directly with artists, owning the rights to tens of thousands of images, while offering a high degree of innovation and customization . We manufacture in-house, which allows us to offer accessible prices, shorter lead times without uncompromising quality.

PI Fine Art is proudly Canadian and celebrating over 40 year in business. We are a trusted partner with leading international hotel brands and are familiar with managing their brand standards.
We are seeking an Intermediate Graphic Designer / Mixed Media Artist to join our Hospitality Design Team.

The Intermediate Graphic Designer/Mixed Media Artist is a master designer and artist. They have an extensive imagination and can visualize the final product while being briefed on a design concept. They bring ideas to life using a variety of media ranging from digital software to more traditional fine art tools such as paint, pencil and ink. Their days are filled with variety ranging from art research to image creation to problem solving for custom hospitality projects. The successful individual is an expert in design concepts, media, and software tools and has a passion for interior design, fashion and product development.

Responsibilities:
  • Meets with art department, sales and other internal team members along with client designers to review project brief(s), discuss strategies and themes for development
  • Sources and creates appropriate art packages that match client briefs
  • Reviews package feedback from all project stakeholders and make necessary edits and updates
  • Ensures all submitted work complies with copyright standards
  • Tracks and codes all images submitted as part of a project package
  • Create and produce marketing and graphic design material including JPEGs, PDFs, video, logos, graphs, thumbnail images, etc.
  • Create digital page layouts using InDesign
  • Meets all quality, time and budget standards consistently
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management


Requirements:

SKILLS/COMPETENCIES
  • At least 2 years of direct work experience as a graphic designer in a professional work environment
  • Expert level in the use of Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and InDesign
  • Painting and hand drawing skills are an asset
  • Ability to create and develop fine art and creative art imagery
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to accept design direction and transform ideas into high concept art packages that exceed client expectations and brief
  • Ability to integrate constructive feedback from management and clients
  • Effective deadline management within a tight schedule
  • Ability to analyze and interpret user requirements
  • Experience with colour management and manipulation as well as digital and off set printers is preferred
  • Well versed in the latest graphic design methods, practices, techniques, and associated principles
  • Strong knowledge of page layout and photographic requirements
  • Strong knowledge of printing/publishing procedures and standards
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of organization and a some management skills are an asset
  • Experience and personal interest in home décor and fashion industries is an asset
  • Solid design and conceptual skills with a forward thinking approach
  • Graduate of relevant design program preferred


Additional Info:

**PI Fine Art / PI Creative Art is committed to providing accommodations [for people with disabilities]. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

How to Apply:

Please apply by email only to hr@pifineart.com, using the
SUBJECT LINE:  Job - Graphic Designer, Mixed Media Artist

PLEASE INCLUDE A LINK TO YOUR ONLINE PORTFOLIO WHEN APPLYING TO THIS POSITION.

Contact Info:

Email: hr@pifineart.com
Website: www.pifineart.com

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