We’re Hiring – Graphic Designer

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We Are Hiring! Graphic Designer

About Us

pipikwan pêhtâkwan is an Indigenous owned and operated company focused on elevating Indigenous voices and their stories. We are committed to meaningful, transparent engagement, ongoing dialogue and communication with our clients, communities and stakeholders. pipikwan pêhtâkwan believes in empowering Indigenous Peoples to share their projects, issues and initiatives with mainstream media and the general public. pipikwan pêhtâkwan has created an impactful team who brings a much needed lens to public relations. Majority of our team identifies as Indigenous, Black or as a person of colour.

At pipikwan pêhtâkwan we pride ourselves as helpers who understand the barriers and know the language that resonates with our peoples. We collaborate with our partners to build communications strategies that work for Indigenous communities. We are guided by our vision, mission and values as we engage existing and new clients.

Our Vision

Indigenous communities sharing their truths and stories as equals.

Our Mission

Amplify Indigenous voices and experiences in the media and to the general public.

Our Values

We are sustainable.
We are courageous.
We are humble.
We are transformational.
We share our strengths.
We are accessible.

Workplace Culture

We are committed to positively working together to create a healthy and safe environment where employees feel supported and fulfilled. We work together while guided by the following principals:

High Quality Work.

Role Introduction

Reporting to the Creative Services Manager, the Graphic Designer will conceptualize, design and execute a variety of collateral. Material is delivered on time and online through the creation of social media graphics, advertisements, digital content, posters, training material, and other communications collateral. If you are looking to develop your design skills and exposure to a diverse number of projects, this is the perfect match. Working collaboratively with the various teams, you will be at the table as a key participant in brainstorming, content creation, and synthesizing ideas and concepts making an impact.

Typical Workday

  • Develop overall layout and production for print, digital and web designs.
  • Conceptualize design independently and/or collaboratively to establish an inspired, on-brand deliverable.
  • Comprehend and deliver, on time, according to required brand guidelines.
  • Prepare print files and work with printers to execute final artwork.


  • Completed a degree or certification in Graphic Design, Digital Design, and/or Visual Communications Design.
  • Strong design portfolio.
  • Strong visual, interactive and graphic design skills.
  • Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and After Effects), Google Workplace.
  • Strong communication skills and detail-oriented
  • Knowledge of print design, print production, typography, layout, colour, and visual communication
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple perspectives, integrating information from a variety of sources
  • Ability to manage and prioritize project workflow to to successfully meet tight and competing deadlines.
  • Creative and unconventional thinking, the ability to define innovative messaging and positioning as highlighted in your portfolio of work.
  • Resourceful, takes initiative, and can work independently.
  • Experience with project management software (e.g. Asana, Monday, Trello, ClickUp) an asset.
  • Working knowledge of WordPress, html coding and CSS an asset.
  • Experience with illustration, motion graphics, video editing, UI and/or UX is an asset.

Work Environment

  • Remote work opportunity.
  • Flexible work schedule.
  • Shared co-working spaces available in Edmonton and Calgary.
  • Regular supervision and development available via regular video-conference meetings, virtual team messaging/chat tools, emails and telephone calls.

Benefits & Retention

  • Monday – Thursday schedule.
  • 3 weeks’ vacation.
  • 10 sick/personal days.
  • 12 paid holidays.
  • Comprehensive health insurance.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Monthly cell phone reimbursement.
  • Monthly home internet reimbursement


Full Time

Salary Expectation

$43,000 - $48,000

Additional Information

As this agency is focused on working with Indigenous communities, preference will be given to Indigenous or persons of colour or people with extensive experience working with Indigenous communities.

Deadline for applications is
September 8, 2023

Candidates must have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada under relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Please submit your portfolio, cover letter and up-to-date resume as a PDF to tansi@pipikwanpehtakwan.com referencing Graphic Designer in the subject line.

We thank all applicants for your interest however only candidates under consideration will be contacted.