Graphic Designer - BD

  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Full-time
  • Department: Business Development

Company Description

At Viral Nation, we specialize in building social-first ecosystems for brands to connect with the modern consumer journey. Our integrated solutions align strategy, talent, media, and technology with culturally relevant creative to scale the world’s fastest growing digital brands.  Viral Nation offers a fluid, creative, and growth-oriented environment that will support your ambitions to apply your talents in an open, collaborative, and fast paced culture. We’re driven to push boundaries and think beyond today to deliver strategies, and we’re just getting started. Our ability to stay at the forefront of the industry has fueled our success and will guide us in paving the path forward.

2021 was a transformational year for Viral Nation, having grown by 200% and we have even bigger ambitions for 2022 and beyond.  While we continuously exceed our goals, we need your help – our success is only as great as our people.  Strong performance leads to high expectations and we need to keep raising the bar!

Our Values:

We Constantly Evolve: Embracing change is both an opportunity and a necessity!

Courage: Challenging the norm drives us forward!

Diversity: We strive for excellence and recognize that our differences make us stronger. We respect and seek out the inclusion of differences, realizing we can learn from each other!

Resilience: Adversity is a springboard for growth!

Job Description

We are looking for a Graphic Designer with strong conceptual and execution skills who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment. In this role, you will report directly to the Senior Strategist (Business Development) and the Director of Business Development to help win Viral Nation business by improving the design of our pitch decks and creating mockups that sell our creative capabilities. As one of the top growing companies in Canada, this will be a crucial role in our successful growth.

The incumbent’s goal is to elevate our pitch decks and highlight our creative capabilities through strong design and creative thinking, being able to turn an idea or strategic direction into a visual story. Our potential clients should be able to understand the goals, impact, and power of our creative mockups without looking at the description.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Support Business Development and Strategy teams in the creation of pitch decks, RFPs, creative concepts, and mockups in Google Slides or any additional format required. 
  • Generate clear ideas and concepts in tandem with the Business Development team and Strategists
  • Produce sketches, storyboard roughs to visualize ideas where needed
  • Understand marketing initiatives, strategic positioning, and target audience for each brand
  • Take work from concept to final execution within quick deadlines
  • Present completed ideas to team members and revise where needed
  • Stay on top of all industry trends and maintain best practices
  • Align with the project manager/deck lead to ensure all creative produced for Business Development assets aligns with our team’s capabilities
  • Coordinate with other departments at Viral Nation to produce necessary assets or materials for the completion of any RFP or internal project 

Qualifications

  • Must have experience designing pitch deck templates and mockups
  • Must have a strong understanding of the RFP process 
  • 2+ years of working experience as a Graphic Designer
  • Hands-on experience with graphic design including creative ideation, logo design, typography, colour, web layout design, social media graphics and mockups, pitch deck design, and image selection 
  • Proficient use of InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Google Slides
  • Demonstrable graphic design skills with a strong portfolio
  • Team player with strong communication and presentation skills
  • Comfortable conceptualizing creative ideas on your own

Additional Information

Viral Nation is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our agency. Viral Nation welcomes applications from people with visible and non-visible disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruiting and selection process.