We like to meet talented people – to match with challenge and opportunity.

Come back soon if no positions are currently listed. You can still send in a resumé and cover letter. We’ll keep them for future reference. If your skills and interests match a potential role, we’ll get in touch.
Current Opportunities

Administrative Coordinator

Works Design Communications is seeking a smart, efficient, and independent Administrative Coordinator who enjoys doing the things that keep the wheels turning, basic bookkeeping, HR administration, answering phones and supporting our creative team.

The day to day

  • Business administration, including basic bookkeeping
  • HR administration
  • Reception and housekeeping duties

The ideal candidate

  • Post-secondary education is preferred
  • 1-2 years of administration experience
  • HR administration experience or training
  • Top-notch verbal communication skills and an excellent phone manner
  • Experience operating in a Macintosh environment
  • Intermediate knowledge of FileMaker Pro, Wrike, Microsoft Word and Excel

What else you’ll bring to the table

  • Problem-solving skills
  • Enjoy a challenge
  • Helpful and conscientious
  • Accurate, organized, detail-oriented
  • Driven by deadlines and able to prioritize tasks
  • Work quickly and independently
  • Be resourceful
  • Poised and professional in high-stress situations

Art Director

As an Art Director at Works Design, you get to make a marketable difference in corporate communications. You bring to the position a commitment to client service and collaboration; to high-quality, original ideas; to sharing creative inspiration; and to leading others in creating thoughtful, well-executed designs.

The day to day

  • Be the lead creative from project brief through to print, digital and/or web communications deliverable
  • Support project managers in directing and managing projects
  • Prepare presentations and present to account team and client, as required
  • Create and prepare concepts to be executed by design and production staff
  • Follow up on recommendations and revisions to layouts prepared by design or production staff
  • Review all final material – print, digital or web – for quality standards before releasing files and/or launching online
  • Direct photographers/illustrators or any other creative partner to achieve expected results within the parameters 
of a given project
  • Help develop the talents of design staff

The ideal candidate

Possessing superior skills, you generate excellent ideas that help to deliver content in an engaging way – on brief and on budget. You ensure that timeless design and storytelling principles drive your work, interpreting the creative brief with originality and depth, while respecting the mandate of the brief. Your resumé likely includes:

  • A minimum two years’ experience in an Art Director role, leading creative teams
  • An in-depth awareness of current design trends and design media in corporate communications
  • A background of being a big picture ideas generator while keeping an eye on the smaller details
  • A track record of inspiring great design when working with designers, creative partners and clients
  • Experience generating innovative techniques for print, PDF, web, social and video

What else you’ll bring to the table

Possessing superior skills, you generate excellent ideas that help to deliver content in an engaging way – on brief and on budget. You ensure that timeless design and storytelling principles drive your work, interpreting the creative brief with originality and depth, while respecting the mandate of the brief. Your resumé likely includes:

  • You’re observant, persuasive, self-critical, open-minded, responsible, organized, detail-oriented and accurate
  • An ability to troubleshoot and solve design problems
  • A constructive and critical approach to design concepts and execution
  • A strong desire and willingness to learn
  • The drive to stay current, remaining up to speed on trends in our industry and being aware of other disciplines of design

Project Manager, Communications

As the job title suggests, this is a challenging role that blends the higher-level strategy of account direction with the detailed problem solving of day-to-day project management. Reconciling/managing the conflict between these two parts of your job will be key to your success.

What will you be doing, specifically?

  • Preparing quotes, briefs, estimates, proposals, schedules and invoices
  • Participating in client and internal meetings and presentations
  • Delegating tasks to a team of design, web and print production specialists
  • Obtaining approvals and sign-offs both internally and from clients
  • Communicating project objectives and scope to design, development and production teams
  • Facilitating decisions and encouraging co-operation in a fast-paced environment

What experience, special skills and personal traits do you absolutely need?

  • Minimum 5 years managing online and print projects in a busy agency environment
  • Must have experience with projects in an agency setting across our main practice areas (stakeholder communications, brand and collateral development)
  • Proficiency organizing and orchestrating complex projects
  • Ability to juggle multiple (and competing) clients, projects and priorities
  • A sense of humour, collegial approach and passion for client service

Ours is an engaged and creative team of approximately 35 professionals who are dedicated to teamwork and collaboration. We’re project-focused and deadline-driven – so some days may be longer than others. But even when it’s busy, we make time for team activities (whether virtual or in person), rooftop barbecues and other celebratory get-togethers.

Works Design is currently working remotely due to COVID-19, but we are looking forward to being together again in studio using a hybrid approach to operating in the future.

If you join us, you’ll need to be okay with dogs: we are a dog-friendly studio. They’re all harmless, but some of them are big.

If you’ve got what we are looking for and like the sound of how we work, then we want to see your resumé and cover letter (really important to us!). We appreciate all interest but cannot respond to all applicants. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, The Works Design Communications will provide a reasonable accommodation to employees and prospective employees to the point of undue hardship upon request and as required in respect of the individual’s particular restrictions and limitations.  If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or a medical need, please advise us in your application.