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Graphic Designer

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
6 days ago

Who we are

Mustang Survival has been solving real problems for real heroes on the water, and delivering confidence for over 50 years. Headquartered in British Columbia, Canada, the Mustang Survival Waterlife Studio is a stone’s throw from the water’s edge. We are surrounded by fresh water, a big ocean, and all the weather the Pacific Northwest can throw at us. Our HQ houses a lab to test human physiology and material properties, a product creation shop to craft product concepts, a testing pool to evaluate new ideas (not to mention we are right beside the mighty Fraser River and Pacific Ocean for real-world testing), and a full manufacturing center to carefully craft our marine gear. We are a collective group of people so obsessed with every detail that we control every facet of the product experience and challenge the status quo of how marine gear is designed and built. 


What are we looking for

You are an innovative problem-solver with great interpersonal skills, and responsible for all things graphic design on behalf of Mustang Survival. You will be working closely with the Marketing team. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Marketing, you will execute on a wide range of print and digital projects and will work closely together with the entire Marketing team under guidance of the Senior Graphic Designer to ensure the brand identity is upheld and consistent. You’ll grow to have a close affinity with what defines Mustang Survival in print and digital and will be able to articulate this to internal or external clients alike. You are naturally creative but equally, detail oriented with an ability to manage multiple project timelines with local team (Mustang Survival Headquarters), the team in the US through our parent company Wing Group, as well as our international team in overseas time zones (UK).


Brand Consistency

  • Under guidance of Senior Graphic Designer ensure Brand consistency and alignment across all channels
  • Ability to develop creative executions consistently at a high standard of quality
  • Obsessive attention to detail, pixel by pixel
Production Design
  • Development of templates, automations, efficiencies and solutions that enable the marketing team to do more, quicker
  • Manage Design project queue & communicate/update status report
  • Execute fast-turnaround design requests as required
  • Creation of digital/ website design assets
  • Collaborate with UX designers and website/mobile development team
  • Create support graphics/content development for social media
  • Creation of concept decks and other internal pitch documents
  • Collaborate with photographers/content creators
  • Collaborate with internal departments & external contractors/consultants
  • Design & production of workbooks, trade show materials production, point of purchase templates
  • Creation/ population & export of campaign templates
  • Brand and products asset generation
  • Graphic support for dealer and retail environments
  • Manage cost allocation for projects and track spending

Design Thinking

  • Elaborate within given design guardrails to fully flush out and develop ideas
  • Monitor trends & industry movement, research precedents & communicate how it impacts our consumer experience
  • Creating mockups, prototypes and full design concepts quickly and independently
  • Iterate on solutions to continually enhance and improve the consumer experience on all our projects
  • Explain your rationale for any creative choices
  • Lead/manage and support ongoing projects as required/assigned
Requirements & Qualifications
  • Degree (or equivalent experience) in Graphic/ Communication design with 3+ years of experience in a design role
  • Design thinking, systems thinking, intuitive design and layout sensibilities with a strong typographical skillset
  • Solutions oriented with an ability to interpret briefs and problem solve
  • High level of integrity, maturity, and tactfulness in ; interacting with others
  • Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, (XD is a plus)
  • Strong organizational and administration skills, and a commitment to follow-through
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to work under pressure of multiple concurrent priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to adapt and thrive in a continuously changing environment.
  • Ability to thrive in cross-functional teams
  • Proficient with software tools including but not limited to MS Excel, MS Word, MS Teams, Power Point and Outlook
  • Entrepreneurial spirit – Mustang Survival is like a fast-paced startup environment. As we engineer solutions, things change constantly, and fluidity is key. It’s important to expect these moments and be able to adapt.
  • Passionate about water life, the Mustang Survival brand and its products
  • Knowledge of the Outdoor, Marine and Recreational Industry

Nice to Haves

  • Passionate about water life, the Mustang Survival brand and its products
  • Knowledge of the Outdoor, Marine and Recreational Industry
  • Adobe XD, After Effects, experience with website design support (namely with Shopify), 3D
Creative and Graphic Design