Pet Valu
  • Marketing
  • Markham, ON, CAN
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Corporate Head Office

Flexible work hours, internal job posting program with employee referral bonus, online employee self-service system for a range of resources, employee recognition program, employee discounts at corporate stores, employer sponsored social activities, employer paid group benefits and sick days for full time employees, tuition reimbursement program for full time employees

Pet Valu


Taking an idea and translating it into something visually engaging is not as easy as it sounds, but as a Graphic Design Professional, you probably already know that. That, in a nutshell is what this role is all about. Plus you get to look at images of puppies and kittens all day long!

This is not the same old stuff day in and day out.  Retail is fast-paced, trends come and go and we're constantly challenged by new projects and new product launches, as we strive to lead the pack in the pet retail industry. We're seeking an individual who understands retail, has first-hand retail work experience and has exceptional knowledge of the demands of retail.

Job Summary: 

  • Provide graphic design for a range of projects to deliver professional quality marketing materials; effectively interpret creative briefs, participate in ideation sessions, develop creative designs within pre-established templates and re-size / adapt existing artwork as needed.
  • Provide design expertise and feedback to help evaluate work from a brand standards perspective.
  • Present several innovative concept solutions for marketing collateral such as monthly flyer, in-store POP, Companion Magazine and on-going store supported materials while ensuring brand compliance.
  • Responsible for research, planning, coordination, photography, strategic understanding and representation of any given piece in order to translate into cost-efficient, aesthetically-pleasing design tactics. At all times, attention-to-detail and overall quality control is critical. 
  • Deliver and package press ready creative files for printers and distribution.
  • Design responsive and creative content enhancements to the Pet Valu website(s).
  • Help build components for digital campaigns including web, email, social, landing pages, and microsites
  • Collaborate with the offline/online teams for monthly themes that reflect strategy; and keep a level of consistency across all media while enhancing themes for digital programs. 

Required Education & Experience:

  • Graphic design/Web diploma (3-year program) from a recognized Community college or University
  • Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) of Ontario designation is considered an asset
  • 3-5 years of experience as a graphic designer working with multiple, complex design projects both online & print
  • Experience in packaging design, consumer flyers an asset
  • Demonstrated portfolio of translating business imperatives into effective visual communication
  • Understanding of design impacts on overall production process and costs
  • Experience designing large communication pieces (magazines, booklets)
  • Experience with photography and photography concepts and its use in visual communications
  • Exposure to Web or Interactive Media design is an asset
  • Technical expert with CMS applications, experience with Wordpress would be a plus

Unique Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Highly organized and able to work under pressure and respond to urgent requests in a positive manner
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Knowledge of UI/UX design
  • Excellent knowledge of ADA, and building designs that meet our standards to be compliant with customers of all ability types
  • Solid user interface (UI) and online concepting skills
  • Ability to effectively interpret a creative brief and translate direction into compelling marketing materials
  • Understanding of branding and how it carries across multiple channels
  • Able to follow file naming and digital document management conventions 


A strong design portfolio that represents the individual's own creative work as it directly relates to retail print materials will be required, you may submit along with your application, otherwise it will be requested at a later date.

We thank all applicants however only those selected will be contacted.


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