Job details

Graphic Designer

at Standardbred Canada
Location Mississauga, Canada
Date Posted April 4, 2017
Category Intermediate
Job Type Full-time


Standardbred Canada is seeking an enthusiastic Graphic Designer for the Industry Marketing Department.

This Intermediate Graphic Design position, available immediately, is best suited to an energetic individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment and enjoys a challenge.


  • Designing Marketing Materials pertaining to the World Driving Championship and World Trotting Conference
  • Designing the annual O’Brien Awards event materials including program, posters, menu, video, ads, etc.
  • Designing campaigns for national initiatives
  • Designing promotional resources for national initiatives (banner ads, posters, brochures, ads, etc.)
  • Production of short promotional videos as required
  • Communicating with printers on ad dimensions, graphic requirements and restrictions, file formats and file delivery
  • Maintaining and updating the Marketing Portal
  • Designing two 16 page editions of Trot 4 Kids annually
  • Contributing content to Trot 4 Kids when required
  • Ability to design layouts when required
  • In-house design for Standardbred Canada
  • Web banners
  • Contribute your ideas and design solutions

Core skills and experience

  • Minimum three years education in graphic design at a college or university level, or equivalent
  • A solid knowledge of Mac OS
  • Minimum 2-3 years experience in a professional environment, or extensive freelance experience (including pre-press and preferably with a magazine)
  • Proficiency in Adobe CS6, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and After Effects
  • Solid understanding of graphic design for print, including basic colour correction, photo retouching skills, typography, etc.
  • Solid knowledge of print production processes and requirements
  • Able to adapt print design for use across digital and social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to prioritize projects and work efficiently under pressure with careful attention to detail
  • Very strong ability to multi-task, able to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work flexible hours during busy work periods
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills in order to articulate creative concepts and rationale to team members and industry partners
  • Self-motivated, organized and accountable
  • Open to feedback and willing to make changes to design concepts

Additional Assets

  • Horse racing or equine background, or interest in horse racing
  • Understanding of font management, a practical understanding of the Elements and Principles of Art & Design
  • Illustration experience

Interested applicants are asked to send your cover letter, resume and salary expectations to Kathy Wade Vlaar at as well as a PDF of your portfolio (no more than six examples), or a link to your online portfolio.

Deadline for applications April 21, 2017

We thank all those who apply but only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.