Frontier Design Inc · Toronto
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Frontier is looking for a full-time Intermediate Designer to join our team!
Frontier is a design office that believes in the expansive potential of storytelling to help people get somewhere new. To us, this means creating exceptional brands and experiences with purpose at their core. We work with clients and on our own projects to celebrate BIG—Brave, Imaginative, and Guiding—initiatives leading us toward a better future for people and the planet. It means our work spans all types of design challenges, and we have a pretty deep toolbox with which we approach them.
For a decade, people have come to us because we’re experts at drawing together diverse perspectives into something unified and resonant. Generating ideas, building consensus, setting direction: we accelerate this work by listening closely and bringing to bear new tools and methods of understanding and shaping what’s next. We draw from diverse realms—like contemporary art, purpose design, playful speculation, and radical technologies—to help organizations and their people understand the edges and make progress that matters.
This pluralistic approach to purposeful branding leads to genuinely inspiring and strategic stories that we turn into momentum-building brand identities, exhibitions, websites, campaigns, books, and videos.
In addition to design services for partners, our commitment to big stories runs through studio-initiated projects. These include Frontier Magazine, an online publication about new and newly relevant ideas in the culture, architecture, technology, and education; Projectory, an experiential learning platform that trains organizations on building future resilience; and Live Magazine, a traveling editorial project.
We’re looking for a dedicated, self-motivated designer to join our team. In a design role, you’ll directly contribute to the development and creation of visual-communication projects, with a focus on visual identities, brand roll-outs, and websites. Proficiency across technical software and working knowledge of detail-oriented design tasks is a baseline for any of our design roles. You will also be expected to support strategic projects, attend research activities, and participate in client workshops. You should be comfortable participating in design critiques and giving and taking feedback, as well as be excited to learn from others. Our studio manages many projects at once, and you’ll be expected to manage your time across several different projects, some as the sole designer and others as a member of a design team.
This role reports to Tristan Marantos, Associate Creative Director.
What You’ll Do:
Who you are:
Nice to haves (great if you have one of these, but not required):
Accommodations and Accessibility: Frontier provides employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please indicate this in your introductory email and we will work to meet your accessibility needs.
Doing Better: At Frontier, we view diversity as fundamental to the way we work and think. We are always looking to increase the diversity of our team. Groups that are typically underrepresented in the creative field are Black, Indigenous and racialized people, LGBTQ+, women, non-binary people, people with disabilities, and people for whom English is not their first language. We invite you to voluntarily let us know if you identify as being a member of one of these groups. Beyond our hiring policies, we commit to using all facets of our work to support the movements for equity and justice for all people. Please consider reading our commitments to Doing Better to learn more. — Job Details & Benefits
What’s great about working at Frontier:
Our Location: Our office is based in Toronto and we work in a hybrid model. Team members are encouraged to balance working from home with working at the studio, and may be required to come into the office several times a week depending on scheduled team and project meetings. An average balance at our studio is about half/half, between in-studio and at-home. At the moment, we are not considering applicants who are based outside of Toronto.
Compensation: Compensation packages will be commensurate with experience and will be discussed during the interview process. It is expected that annual salaries will be offered in the $55,000–$65,000 range.
Applications close: Sept 22, 2023 Start date: approx Oct 10, 2023
Here’s how to apply:
Please email your portfolio to email@example.com with “Intermediate Designer Job Application” in the subject line, along with a paragraph or two about why you are interested in the role. Also include your portfolio (PDF or website are fine) and CV.
Selected applicants will be asked to join a video interview with one of our Creative Leads. While not all applicants will be selected to go through the interview process, we will do our best to respond to all applicants who apply.
For the interview, be prepared to discuss:
Promising candidates will be invited to have a second interview with another member of our team. The second interview is expected to focus more on the culture of Frontier and whether candidates will work well within our culture.