Sr. Digital Designer - Full Time Permanent

Career track: Lead Designer

Remote - Canadian perm resident/citizen/work visa required.

Position Overview

Do you want to work with a company that is helping women-focused lifestyle and eCommerce companies build websites that reflect their brands? Do you love to design and be a part of creating websites and campaigns for companies you want to see succeed? Are you looking for a position where you can use your strategic design skills for meaningful projects filled with purpose?

Arq Design Studio needs a strong graphic designer with a passion for eCommerce to help us with deliver outstanding experiences for wellness, lifestyle and beauty indie brands all over the world. If you love creating graphics for all types of mediums, but have a special place in your heart for digital, and want to help create a stellar experience for our clients with a female founded studio, we want to hear from you!

Reporting to the Creative Director, you'll have immediate impact among a small team of smart colleagues who value conscious business, work life balance and making the world a better place. You will help alleviate production bottlenecks, get campaigns out the door, help customers start telling their story though more mediums. You will be the strong leader that wows us with every project and creates work that is award-worthy. You will help bridge the gap between business strategy and design strategy.

The ideal candidate for this position has amazing skills with typography, is a brand and marketing expert, and pays extreme attention to detail. You want to help grow our agency and have ambitions to be a design manager or art director in the future.

Acts of service is your love language, and words of affirmations is ours.

  • Compensation: Commensurate with experience.
  • Location: Fully remote. Candidates must located in Canada. Prefernce for Toronto/GTA applicants.
  • Benefits included.
  • 4 day workweek all summer.
  • Flexible hours.
  • 4 weeks work-from-anywhere policy
  • 14 days paid vacation
  • 10 days Flex time and personal days paid
  • Coworking stipend.

The ideal candidate for this position has amazing skills with typography, has strong opinions, can navigate a fast paced environment, in addition to paying extreme attention to detail. You want to help grow our agency and have ambitions to be a design manager or art director in the future.

Acts of service is your love language, and words of affirmations is ours.

Cool stuff you'll be putting in your book:

  • Creating full brand suites for startup brands in the beauty, wellness, and lifestyle space
  • Designing, from scratch, full website experiences for fun indie and startup brands in the wellness, lifestyle and beauty categories
  • Creating campaign designs and newsletters in Figma, Illustrator, Photoshop that drive revenue
  • Creating social media graphics and templates for clients to become known on social

Your questions answered:

What deliverables will I be responsible for? You will be responsible for designing websites (desktop and mobile), most of which are eCommerce sites for consumer facing brands. As part of this you will need to understand how to translate goals into effective user experiences while scaling out the brand guidelines provided to you. Occasionally we also do branding design for new brands in an accelerated format, which required art direction skills.

What type of direction will I receive? Our Creative Director is committed to providing strong onboarding, and constant collaborative critiques and process mentorship. To start you will have the support of our Creative Director and Project Manager - who will show you the ropes, brief you on projects and assist you from a strategic and design perspective. You will also work collaboratively with Contract Copywriters, Website Developers, and Jr Designer(s).

What platforms will I be using? Figma and ClickUp besties and help us work remotely effectively. We also often use Adobe CC (Premiere Pro, InDesign, Illustrator are must for branding).

I'm proficient in XD or Sketch, but not Figma specifically, is that ok? As long as you are down to transition to Figma that’s fine with us given how similar they are. We will show you the ropes and give you self-directed learning programs.

How do I communicate with team members? We have a standing morning call 3 days a week to go over deliverables due and support each other. Most of our communication happens via ClickUp and Slack. We have video calls with Clients occasionally. We also have project specific calls or meetings that typically begin with an internal briefing and pre-kick off brainstorm session.

Am I managing anyone? Not immediately, we have a Junior Designer who you will have the option to manage and assign tasks to as you see fit if the Creative Director determines it's a good fit.

Where do I work from? Remotely (we provide provide a coworking stipend). We plan to have semi-annual meetups in downtown Toronto for Pro-D and brainstorming, but this is optional.

What does this position pay? Salary is competitive and commensurates with creative capabilities and experience.

  • Up to 75k CAD. Negotiable for the perfect fit candidate with digital design experience.

We’re open to taking a leap of faith on talent with high potential and also open to hiring a more seasoned applicant.

Benefits? 28 days of paid time off (14 holidays + 10 vacation / personal). Health benefits. Pro-D stipend. A positive, inspiring work experience - we believe in flexibility, normal working hours and a happy, supportive work environment.

This could be you if

  • You have four (4) – eight (8) years of Graphic Design experience
  • Have an online Portfolio (PDFs will not be accepted)
  • You love to problem solve and come up with unique solutions
  • You know when it’s the right time for you to ask for support if you’ve hit a block
  • You are curious and tenacious – you are constantly learning about your craft and looking to improve
  • You are a style chameleon but identify with a classic, refined aesthetic.


We are accepting initial applications from now until we find our perfect fit candidate.

IF YOU WISH TO APPLY: Visit the link here

We are a company that highly values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, LGBTQIA+ and those who hold marginalized identities not listed to apply, even if you don’t think you fit 100% of the criteria.

If you’ve been chosen to move forward to the interview, you’ll be notified shortly after your application is received. If you don’t hear from us, thank you so much for applying and we will keep your application for consideration in the future!

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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