Graphic Designer

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CitySpaces Consulting
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Short Description

CitySpaces Consulting is a leading provider of community planning, development consulting, and consultation services in communities throughout Western Canada. For more than 35 years, we have been committed to “building lasting, livable and inclusive communities” with a spotlight on social sustainability. We work with a variety of clients in the government, business, institutional, and non-profit sectors, and bring exceptional experience in managing projects from vision to completion. We are known for our professionalism, dedication, social ethic, and inclusive approaches.

CitySpaces is seeking a full-time temporary Graphic Designer to join our firm for a 15-month contract to cover a maternity leave. We are looking for a creative team member who is looking to build upon their graphic skills to support various engagement, planning and development projects across Western Canada. This position will be based in our downtown Vancouver office.

Long Description

Note: This is not a Planner position. We kindly request that policy planners, researchers, social planners, and engagement specialists only apply to this position if they are looking to grow their career in development.


  • Graphic Design
    • Maintain CitySpaces’ corporate visual branding standards and templates.
    • Design and layout for a wide range of virtual and print materials (e.g. engagement material and facilitation aids, reports, newsletters, brochures, PowerPoints, signage, advertising, posters).
    • Creating branding and identities for new projects, and graphic edits for proposals and reports.
    • Build graphs and infographics.
    • Maintain CitySpaces creative library (e.g. graphic templates, infographic templates, photos, videos).
  • Social Media and Web Development
    • Regularly write, edit, and update website content.
    • Create, update, and manage corporate and project-based social media channels.
    • Edit and work with video content (e.g. Lumen5).
    • Analyze web and social media analytics.
  • Engagement
    • Work closely with the planning and development team on preparing creative and interesting engagement materials and deliverables.
    • Provide creative advice to colleagues and clients on graphics and engagement best practices and problem-solving unique situations.
    • Support engagement activities as and when needed (e.g. coordinating, scheduling and organizing engagement events and activities; note-taking).


  • Member of the Design Professionals of Canada (previously known as the Graphics Association of Canada) is preferred.
  • Member of IAP2 – International Association of Public Participation or equivalent training in engagement specific courses is not required but considered an asset.
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in Graphic Design or related field.
  • A minimum of 1 to 3 years of employment in graphic design.
  • Familiar with Mac-based equipment and software.
  • Proficient in Microsoft WORD, Excel and PowerPoint and advanced experience working with Adobe InDesign, InCopy and Illustrator.
  • Basic knowledge of CSS and website coding.
  • Experience with integrating gamification in graphic design and/or engagement, and applying design thinking to processes, is preferred.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, resolve graphics-related issues, prioritize workload, and to be flexible to meet and adapt to changes in project priorities.
  • Ability to work towards/meet project timelines.
  • Ability to assess team support needs and take initiative to proactively assist.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Familiarity with the principles and practices of public engagement and experience in planning and facilitating public, stakeholder and rights holder engagement processes would be considered an asset.
  • Keen interest in social purpose initiatives, such as affordable housing, poverty reduction, equity and inclusion practices, and Indigenous community development.


  • Enjoy working within a collegial business environment that emphasizes high-quality performance and the ability to work independently, particularly under set timelines and budgets required to produce client deliverables.
  • Proactive, positive, and creative problem solver and solution seeker.
  • Friendly, collaborative team-player with a focus on productive outcomes.
  • Appreciate in-office connections, working a minimum of 3-days a week in our Vancouver office.


  • Fun and engaging team environment with fulfilling, purpose-driven work.
  • Supportive and inclusive workplace.
  • Salary commensurate to experience.
  • Extended health benefits package.
  • In-house mentorship, training, and continuing professional development.


CitySpaces evaluates job applicants based on their merit, work experience, credentials, and potential to carry out the job duties of the position. We do not discriminate against an applicants’ age, gender, sexual orientation, faith practice, ethnicity, socio-economic background, place of origin, family situation, or other characteristics. We encourage all applicants interested in the position to apply. Indigenous applicants strongly encouraged (please self-identify at your discretion). 

Application Instructions


If so, please apply at: by July 28th, 2023. (CV and portfolio submission recommended)