Modern Dog Seeks Intermediate/Senior Graphic Designer

Modern Dog and Modern Cat magazines are looking for a talented, experienced Graphic Designer to head the Graphics and Production department in our Railtown office (east Vancouver). The ideal candidate will be a creative problem solver with the ability to work quickly under tight deadlines in a diverse and dynamic work environment. Super organizational skills a must.

Job Title: Intermediate/Senior Graphic Designer
Company: Modern Dog Inc. & Modern Cat Inc.
Location: Vancouver, BC

Date Posted: March 24, 2016
Start Date: May 9th, 2016 (must be available for part-time training starting April 18th)
Job Type: Full-time

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Expert skills in Adobe Creative Cloud: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop3-5 years graphic design experience.
  • Previous editorial experience preferred (print/digital)Strong organizational skills and ability to self-manage.
  • Keen eye for colour and colour correction.
  • Self-motivated and a team player with a friendly personality.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • The successful candidate will possess a sharp eye for detail, along with the technical ability required to create and prepare print-ready files.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and within tight deadlines (fast and exacting).
  • Proficient with web technologies (HTML5, CSS).
  • Experience working with Drupal an asset.
  • Must be comfortable working in a dog-friendly work environment


  • Create magazine layout for both Modern Dog and Modern Cat magazines
  • Responsible for preparing all aspects of production including preparing magazine files for print
  • Ensure all work is on brand and consistent
  • Ability to produce print ready production artwork to specifications provided
  • Ensure all submitted materials are to spec
  • Work alongside the art director to come up with visual ideas for stories
  • Work closely with marketing and circulation department to translate Modern Dog’s and Modern Cat’s marketing objectives and brand strategies into on-brand creative execution.
  • Create marketing materials and ad campaigns
  • Adapt print content for web
  • Oversee all web content and troubleshoot contests and user issues for both and

Required experience:

  • Graphic Design: 3 years

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, a resume with references, and a link to portfolio to with the subject line “Graphic Designer”. No phone calls please. Prospective candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Thank you for your interest in Modern Dog and Modern Cat!