SpokenWeb Position: Web / Graphic Designer — Mar 14, 2019


Position Scope: The Web / Graphic Designer will support the planning for and execution of key web design initiatives aimed at increasing the SpokenWeb profile, a SSHRC-funded research-library-community partnership. This position represents 8-12 hours per week on a regular basis and represents a contract position with a possibility for renewal. The incumbent will have access to the office space and necessary software.

Hourly Rate:  $18-20 per hour depending on the experience


  • Design functional and easy-to-use websites that are cross-compatible among browsers, operating systems, and mobile devices.
  • Collaborate with project team on user experience (UX) to create deliverables including user flows, wireframes, mock-ups, and prototypes.
  • Create compelling user interfaces (UI) and page layouts using Photoshop / Illustrator and work with the project web developer to implement designs.
  • Design additional interactive assets (buttons, icons, graphics, etc.).
  • Create branded graphics for web and print.
  • Conduct and administer user testing for all interactive projects.
  • Maintain the SpokenWeb multimedia library; review incoming multimedia (i.e. photos and videos) for those that meet SpokenWeb suitability guidelines; compile and organize the best of these and accompanying permissions for general use. 
  • Design posters and other printable assets. 


  • In-progress undergraduate/graduate degree in web/graphic design or equivalent 
  • Must be a current student in good academic standing 
  • At least 1-year experience in a web/graphic design
  • Creativity and knowledge of various design styles and trends
  • Knowledge of mobile web and web standards
  • Demonstrated competency with technology and computer/software skills; Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), of all Adobe CC suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, etc), database management, and comfort switching between a Mac and PC environment
  • Familiarity with WordPress CMS
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, PHP and/or Javascript is an asset
  • Working knowledge of motion design and animation is an asset

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Works both independently and cooperatively in a team environment, while maintaining the flexibility to adapt to the changing circumstances and priorities of a dynamic and growing organization 
  • Ability to perform requested tasks with minimal direction 
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail 
  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to coordinate work on multiple projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing 
  • Ability to take initiative, problem solve and demonstrate creativity 
  • Ability to work outside of regular hours on occasion

Application Deadline:

Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by March 14, 2019. 

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents as part of your job application:

  • CV and cover letter (combined as one PDF document, please name your document by Last name, First name
  • 2 samples of your work (links to your online portfolio, past websites that you developed)

Apply before the deadline by sending your application to spokenwebcanada@gmail.com, with the subject line: Web / Graphic Designer 

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