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Rakuten Rewards

Designer I

Toronto, ON (On-site)
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Full-Time
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Junior
Doesn't Require College/University Enrollment
2024-06-05
2.9

Job Description:

Rakuten International oversees 7 businesses with over 4,000 employees globally. The brand is recognized for its leadership and innovation in e-commerce, digital content, advertising, entertainment and communications, bringing the joy of discovery and access to more than 1 billion members across the world. Our teams deliver on the company’s mission to delight merchants and customers through innovation, optimism, and teamwork.

Rakuten Rewards is a leading e-commerce company that enhances the way people shop by offering Cash Back, deals and rewards from more than 3,500 merchants. Founded in 1999, Rakuten has grown to become the go-to shopping destination for consumers, having paid out nearly $2 billion in Cash Back to its 15 million members. The company also operates ShopStyle, a leading fashion discovery destination, and Cartera Commerce, a top rewards platform for airlines and banks. For more information, visit www.rakuten.com.

SUMMARY

Rakuten Rewards Canada is seeking for a Designer 1 (Jr. Graphic Designer) with proven work in digital media and social (e-commerce experience would be an asset). You will report directly to the Manager, Graphic Design and collaborate closely with Product, Marketing and Sales, while striving to understand and anticipate customer needs to exceed expectations. As a driven and passionate creative professional, you possess a sharp eye in composition, layout, typography, photography, and exceptional attention to detail. The role requires fundamental strengths in the ability to multi-task, problem solve, and to keep up with current visual and design trends. It is a fast-paced environment and we thrive on agility. You not only need to excel in production work, but original design as well – we need someone who understands deadlines and can stay agile.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Accountable for upholding design accuracy and consistency, while adhering to brand guidelines and design systems
  • Execute creative assets for use in email, web (desktop/mobile), app and other channels.
  • Gather, prepare, and present conceptual ideas by designing rough layout of art & copy arrangement, size, style and related aesthetics
  • Provide design support for the greater design team, as needed, outside of assigned projects
  • Assist with production. This includes (but is not limited to) scale, crop, retouch, & resize designs to fit necessary size requirements.
  • Ensure assets meet established design standards and are ready to be reviewed by project leads
  • Work collaboratively with a team, cross-departmentally, and with senior leadership

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS  

  • 1+ years of professional experience working in a design studio or in-house environment
  • Possess a strong portfolio of work examples that demonstrate ideas from conception to final product with excellent use of composition, layout, typography, and imagery
  • Knows the Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Illustrator, Photoshop, Figma
  • Beginner skills in production and post production
  • Experience in Adobe After Effects and motion graphics an asset, but not required to start
  • Experience with Indesign producing printed media an asset, but not required
  • Fundamental knowledge of online file limitations and troubleshooting ability
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and rise to creative challenges
  • Strong communication and time management skills
  • Goes the extra mile to QA/proofread/review own + team members’ work
  • Willing to learn and grow as design trends and applications evolve

Five Principles for Success
Our worldwide practices describe specific behaviors that make Rakuten unique and united across the world. We expect Rakuten employees to model these 5 Shugi Principles of Success.

Always improve, Always Advance - Only be satisfied with complete success - Kaizen
Passionately Professional - Take an uncompromising approach to your work and be determined to be the best
Hypothesize - Practice - Validate – Shikumika - Use the Rakuten Cycle to succeed in unknown territory
Maximize Customer Satisfaction - The greatest satisfaction for our teams is seeing their customers smile
Speed!! Speed!! Speed!! - Always be conscious of time - take charge, set clear goals, and engage your team

Rakuten provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type. Rakuten considers applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, provincial or local laws.

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