Creative Graphics Specialist

Creative Graphics Specialist

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Job Description

JCS Networks has been established in the Web industry since 1999. We offer a flexible work environment in a friendly atmosphere. We are currently seeking an individual to join our team as a full-time Creative Graphics Specialist.

Creating high-quality, ORIGINAL, and functional website designs will be the primary responsibility. Other projects would include logos, business cards, banners, posters, social media themes, CD/DVD covers, etc. The ability to create both pixel-based/bitmap and vector graphics is required.

The desired individual must be naturally creative, have a solid understanding of colour theory, and a firm knowledge of how to design for the Web and for print. You need to know how to, when necessary, create designs that convert browsers into buyers (have a focus in the design, big buttons, strong call to action, big headlines, etc.). You should be able to follow instructions well, and be willing to offer suggestions you feel would benefit each project.

Adobe Photoshop will be required for creating most images, and you should have a mastery of blending modes, layer styles, and all aspects of the software. We’re looking for neat, clean files. When creating layers, they should be arranged in logical groups for easy editing in the future.

A STRONG understanding of English, both oral and written, is absolutely REQUIRED. You should be very detail-oriented and possess a strong ability to work with a schedule to ensure projects are completed on time.

Start date is flexible, but we would like to begin as soon as possible. This is a full-time position of 40 hours per week at a maximum of $2.50/hour (around $400 per month). (Number of hours can be lower to start if you have current commitments.) We will begin with a probationary period of 1 month. After this, if you are a good fit for our business you will be added to the team permanently. We are open Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM -4:00 UTC, and would expect at least half of your hours to coincide with ours. A few hours may be required on Saturdays from time to time. We’re closed Sundays. Arrangements can be made for us to be available outside our regular work hours if necessary. You must have a high-speed Internet connection and will be expected to provide regular updates on your developments. Daily communication is important.

The ability to slice a website design into workable pieces, optimized for size and speed, would be an asset.

When applying for this position, please write the word “understood” on the first line of your application to show that you have read this description thoroughly and can following instructions, then tell us why you feel you would be a good fit for this position. Please supply us with no more than 5 samples of your best work.

Interviews will be conducted as long as necessary to find the right individual for the job. We thank all candidates in advance, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

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Skills: graphics, design, english, layout-design