Design Manager

Top Draw is searching for a strategic Design Manager to join our team. If you’re looking to evolve your career at a growing digital marketing agency, we’d love to meet you.

As a Design Manager, you will be responsible for developing and executing strategic conceptual design direction to meet project objectives and design outcomes.

This role is right for you if you have the following skills and are keen to build on them:


  • 5 years in a related role at a digital agency
  • Post secondary qualification in Visual Communications & Design
  • Knowledge of digital marketing practices
  • Experience in managing strategies, concept development, distribution and optimization of digital content
  • UX design experience in development
  • Understanding of basic branding principles
  • Experience in Web, Print and Brand Design
  • Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Illustration, Video Editing & Animation skills
  • Composite Editing Skills

Assets we would like you to have:

  • Strategic thinking and proven ability to apply & adapt principles to various projects
  • Strong Organization & Time Management Skills
  • Excellent Presentation and Written Communication
  • Team Work
  • Coordination & Leadership Skills – Able to provide guidance to designers to achieve desired results

Your day-to-day duties:

  • Determination of overall design objectives and goals within client marketing strategies, websites and projects
  • Provide design consultation in discovery and strategy planning phases to understand design requirements and objectives
  • Development of overall systemic design plan for projects – including the planning of design deliverables, execution plans and strategic implementation
  • Development of conceptual design for websites, campaigns and marketing strategies
  • Liaise with development and production teams to provide conceptual direction and determine implementation plans for strategies, campaigns and web/UX projects
  • QC of design components of projects to ensure design objectives are met
  • Develop and present client-facing presentations of concepts & design strategies
  • Establishing user experience strategies and requirements
  • Helping determined design research requirements for design projects
  • Communicate with the Account Manager in the creation of design recommendations, strategies and actions for the client
  • Provide design input on information architecture within web projects
  • Work with other strategy team members to collaborate on wholistic strategies
  • Further the critical role of design strategy at Top Draw by researching and/or implementing new tools and best practices
  • Ad hoc tasks assigned by the Strategy Director

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package
  • Extra paid week of vacation over the winter holidays
  • Flex time, start anywhere between 7 am and 9 am
  • Our office is three blocks from the LRT and on a main bus route
  • Free downtown parking
  • Unlimited coffee, snacks, and beverages
  • Dog-friendly Fridays at the office
  • Professional development support (Certifications, Workshops, Conferences, Classes)
  • Opportunities for networking and public speaking
  • Lunch-and-learns to keep you informed on the latest digital marketing trends
  • Rooftop patio! Work and enjoy the sun at the same time!

About Top Draw

At Top Draw, we evolve brands by knowing what’s next. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, our marketing agency has shaped award-winning and strategic marketing, websites, online advertising campaigns, and social media for over 28 years. Our growing team is conveniently located just outside of the downtown core, where parking is free and many great restaurants are only a short walk away. Here are just a few more reasons why you want to work at Top Draw.

With an innovative and creative culture, we pride ourselves on offering an open and welcoming environment for both staff and clients. If you’re looking for a career where you’ll be rewarded, recognized, and valued for your achievements, look no further.

Top Draw offers a very attractive health and benefits package and unlimited opportunity for motivated people who can get the job done. 

Application Details

We thank everyone for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please, NO telephone calls. Top Draw is an equal opportunity employer.

This job posting closes on September 15, 2022. Click here to apply.

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