Associate Visual Designer (Entry Level)

ASAP
Competitive
Across Canada
Entry Level

Introduction
IBM is a global cognitive and cloud company changing the way the world works. We foster a culture of creative, innovative thinkers; people who are curious about how technology can transform businesses and impact the world. Our consultants are part of IBM Services, where we engage with clients across every industry to deliver technology-driven solutions. We cultivate a diverse, inclusive, global team of people who want to pioneer, reimagine, and disrupt the future.

Your Role and Responsibilities

ASSOCIATES PROGRAM

We’re looking for passionate, original thinkers who want to drive progress, grow their network, and further their careers. If you see yourself as someone who never stops learning, who believes no problem is too big to solve, and who wants to unleash their potential, the entry level Associates Program is for you.

To learn more about the Associates Program, visit www.ibm.com/associates and access our Applicant Info Package at www.ibm.biz/AssociatesCanada.

You:

  • Graduated (or will be graduating) between 2019 and September 2021
  • Have an Associate’s Degree, College Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree, or Master’s Degree (Exception: The Associates Program does not accept MBA or PhD candidates/graduates)
  • Have maximum 2 years of full-time, professional work experience
  • Are within commuting distance of Toronto/Calgary/Ottawa/Montreal, with flexibility to travel 80-100% of the time
  • Are eligible to work in Canada without current or future need for visa sponsorship
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are fluent in the English and French language, both written and verbal

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

At the very top of your resume, indicate which of the following cities you are willing to remain in and/or relocate to. Kindly note that our incoming Associates are responsible for all costs associated with relocation.

  • Montreal (if you are hired into our Montreal office, you are required to be fluent in the English and French language, both written and verbal; you will be assessed for French language proficiency during the selection process)
  • Toronto
  • Calgary
  • Ottawa

Please also include a link to your design portfolio.

ASSOCIATE VISUAL DESIGNER

As an Associate Designer, you’ll focus on enterprise-sized challenges to address user needs, improve digital innovation, and design world-class experiences. You’ll facilitate the delivery of elements, interactions, and decisions that add value to the total user experience. By communicating intent and meaning through emotionally compelling and desirable visual experiences, you’ll translate functions and information to incite understanding and action.

  • Engage in visual design work, creating delightful concepts, mock-ups, and prototypes from sketches and wireframes
  • Create imagery and visual representations (including storyboards, layouts, graphics, and data visualizations) at various levels of fidelity in preparation for client meetings or product development
  • Communicate through the nuanced use of colour, tone, layout, composition, imagery, typography, interactions, and motion
  • Leverage IBM Enterprise Design Thinking to generate user and stakeholder insights to shape and define the total user experience across touch points, time, and channels
  • Work closely with clients, senior designers, and front-end developers to implement dynamic human-centered solutions
  • Converge and translate technological, operational, and functional constraints into human-centered opportunities
  • Design interaction patterns between functions/information and users/customers, and design pathways of navigation through an experience

By applying to this Career Path, you may be considered for any one of these Practices: www.ibm.biz/PracticesHiringDesigners

REQUIRED PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

  • Educated in Graphic Design (and/or Human-Computer Interaction, User Experience methodologies)
  • Professional or education-based visual design experience, with a portfolio demonstrating your ability to create digital design artifacts (concepts, mock-ups, graphics, data visualizations, and layouts, as well as prototypes, storyboards, and other design artifacts)
  • Understanding of the principles and methods for human-centered design, including user research, rapid ideation and iteration, prototyping, and user testing
  • Skillful in communicating design approaches and complex situations clearly and simply (via voice, words, and pictures), listen actively, and convey difficult messages in a positive manner
  • Experience working with design tools such as Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, XD), Sketch, InVision, Axure, as well as communication and workflow platforms such as Slack, JIRA, and Trello
  • Understanding of accessibility principles is an asset

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Please see job description.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
Please see job description.

About Business Unit
IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

Your Life @ IBM
What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM
IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement
This role will involve working with technology that is covered by Export Regulations sanctions. If you are a Foreign National from any of the following US sanctioned countries (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria) on a work permit, you are not eligible for employment in this position.

Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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