The Director of Design masters the art of transforming imaginative ideas and concepts into a cohesive, professional visual experience. This individual has a keen eye for detail and is captivated by the opportunity to ensure that every line, word, and image is placed on competition materials with a purpose. The Director of Design is comfortable with challenging the status quo, stimulating thoughtful discussion, and also understands that the “packaging” of the competition is equally as valuable and impactful as the competition itself.

Commitment required:

  • Term duration is from June 2021 to June 2022
  • Must attend the CaseIT 2022 Onboarding on June 17, 2021 from 7-9 PM
  • Must attend CaseIT 2022 Organizing Committee, & Portfolio Meetings (2-3 hours per week) from June 2021 to March 2022
  • Attendance mandatory during CaseIT 2021 Competition Week from February 20-25, 2022

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working closely with the Marketing team in the creation of digital and print assets
  • Leading a team of Design Associates, supervising their work, and providing constructive critique while ensuring their professional growth
  • Developing and refining the branding and materials to align with the CaseIT 2022 and PIVOT 2022 vision
  • Designing professional documents that will be delivered to external stakeholders, including sponsorship packages, university information packages, PIVOT 2022 programs, and impact summaries
  • Adding finesse and visual appeal to competition execution by ensuring all details are thoughtfully crafted
  • Working with external stakeholders to source and pick-up print material
  • Taking ownership of your work

Qualifications:

  • Solid knowledge of typography, colour theory, layouts, and web practices
  • Ability to work within branding guidelines while introducing fresh and interesting perspectives
  • Quick turnaround time
  • Strong teamwork and leadership skills
  • Fluent in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Figma
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript is an asset
  • Photography and videography skills are an asset
  • Previous experience in branding and portfolio are required

Successful completion of this role provides:

  • Strong creative portfolio bolstered with content from a high-profile international event
  • Compelling branding and graphic design knowledge
  • Creative, interpersonal, organizational, and management skill sets
  • Connections with industry professionals
  • Valuable knowledge of how the organization operates from the inside out: from logistics to sponsorship acquisition and venue bookings

CONTACT

Questions regarding the Director of Design role can be directed to the Vice-Chair of Marketing, Rachel Vicencio, at rvicenci@sfu.ca