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Part-time “Business for Communicators” Program Widens Job Horizons

October 20, 2022

Just over a year ago, RRC Polytech launched Communication Management, a post-graduate diploma program to help professional communicators boost their business acumen and leadership skills. The program’s first cohort is a mix of professionals who specialize in various communication disciplines.

Their common link is that they’re all now working in organizational communications, and came to the Communication Management program to build experience that will open more professional opportunities.

“I have already put my new skills into practice in my work at Manitoba Hydro,” says Kathleen Hodgson, Community Investment and Public Safety Specialist at Manitoba Hydro. “The course content is designed specifically for people like me, who may have mastered the fundamentals of communications but are still eager to learn more. I believe the confidence I gained from taking Business for Communicators 1 gave me the edge I needed to bid on an exciting new role within my organization, and get it.”

“The program has really helped boost my confidence and renewed my passion for my work, which is great for me and Manitoba Hydro,” says Hodgson.

The Communication Management program is offered online, on weekday evenings. The courses cover traditional business topics ranging from operating fundamentals (finance, governance, reporting, labour law) to professional project management and leadership skills. In addition to those, courses provide deeper dives into skills particularly relevant to mid-level communicators, from stakeholder engagement to change management and digital content marketing.

To complete the program, each student will complete a capstone project that puts their skills into practice for a real-life client of their choice – either an employer or another organization they want to help.

“Our Creative Communications grads develop strong communication skills in their diploma program, but we just don’t have the time to build the extensive business knowledge, project management and leadership skills we’d like to,” says Melanie Lee Lockhart, M.A., APR, who coordinates the Communication Management program. “Having taught Public Relations and Communication Management in CreComm for more than a decade, I know the vast majority of our grads find industry jobs quickly. But some eventually need additional training to help them move up.”

“We developed the Communication Management program to connect CreComm grads’ communication skills with the business knowledge and management skills they need,” says Lee Lockhart.

The Communication Management program comprises 12 courses. This coming winter term (January – April 2023), the program will offer its Managing Major ProjectsDigital Content Marketing, and Labour Law and Management courses.

Communication Management

To enrol on a part-time basis in an upcoming course in Communication Management, you first need to submit an application. Learn more about the benefits of the program to apply with confidence, and get ready to advance your career.

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Learn UX and Interface Design

October 16, 2021

User experience, or UX for short, refers to how a person interacts with a company or brand. This includes interactions with websites, mobile apps, social media, as well as actual face-to-face interaction.

In DMD, we teach the key principles of designing a great user experience. We also teach about responsive web design, or designing for an equally great user experience across a wide range of devices (mobile, tablets, desktops, etc).

Learn Motion Graphic Design

September 20, 2021

The Digital Media Design program teaches motion graphic design, which nicely complements many of the other skill sets taught in the program: graphic design, 3D animation, videography, photography, and web design. Below some examples of motion graphic design assignments, which tasked the students to illustrate and animate a simple fact.

Here is another student motion graphic sample. The assignment was to create a 10 second motion graphic that starts and ends with a square. What they did in the middle was up to them. Students were told to focus on using simple shapes, great design, and audio/video synergy to create a compelling motion graphic.

Grad Show 2021

May 5, 2021

Join us

On Thursday of this week, our graduating Graphic Design and Communication Design classes are hosting Industry Day as a virtual event.

This is a chance to celebrate all of their hard work, meet some new people, catch up with friends, and more.

They’ve been working hard on this and are looking forward to connecting with you. Please consider joining us for part of your day on Thursday!

OUR VOICE / SHIFT – INDUSTRY DAY

Thursday, May 6 from 12pm-9pm
To see the schedule or join the event, click here.

Scheduled at various times throughout the event:

  • Group sessions
  • One-on-one chats
  • Exhibition of student work

Please follow the updates on Instagram @rrcdesign21 and @shiftdesignshow for instructions and complete schedule of activities.

Grad Show website: https://2021.rrcdesignshow.ca/graphic-design/
Grad Show store: https://2021.rrcdesignshow.ca/shop/

Hope to see you there! Thank you for your support of our programs.

Junior Digital Media Designer

June 1, 2020

BioTalent Student Work Placement Program with Medicure

Junior Digital Media Designer Co-Op Studentship

The Junior Digital Media Designer co-op position is responsible for the creation of both marketing assets and content created to support Medicure’s product portfolio and other marketing goals. This candidate will work closely with our Design Team and Medical Marketing Projects Manager to improve our users experience by bringing our brand to life and keeping it consistent across all our various touchpoints. This co-op placement will be full-time up to a maximum of 16 weeks.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop an intimate understanding of our brand message and tone to accurately capture in design through website design, media assets, video and photo form
  • Collaborate with marketing and product marketing teammates to support creation of new content
  • Help bring new ideas for design and content creation to the team using your expertise and eye for great design
  • Scope and create templates for our marketing team to be more efficient in some of their posting on social media, the blog, email, and other channels
  • Manage other design needs such as presentations, signage, and trade show collateral as needed
  • Develop an intimate understanding of our brand message and tone to accurately capture in video and photo form

Requirements:

  • Willingness to learn and work as a team
  • Experience in website design and video editing experience is preferred.
  • Expert in Adobe Creative Suite. Experience Adobe Premiere Pro and in Adobe After Effects a major plus. Knowledge of motion graphics preferred.
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript preferred
  • Applicants must be a current full-time or part-time student registered in a post-secondary program in Canada
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada
  • Be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations
  • Successful enrolment into the Student Work Placement Program with BioTalent Canada (successful candidates will be guided through this process once selected)
  • Applicants must consent to release co-op employment information to BioTalent Canada and the Government of Canada periodically during the placement and after the end of the placement.

If you are interested in the position, please provide your resume and your portfolio to Rina Donnelly (rdonnelly@medicure.com).


 

2020 Grad Show

May 1, 2020

It’s been a strange few weeks for us all. As many of you have heard, the 2020 Red River College Design Show, our annual event at the Roblin Centre was cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus.

The students have been working hard to find new ways to showcase their work. You can check out our student work via our Instagram and portfolio websites.

There is also a special virtual event planned online for May 7. Read all about it in this RRC article.

 

Graphic Designer

April 21, 2020

Print Studio One in Steinbach is looking for a creative and dedicated individual to join their team.

Print Studio One and Three-Six North Marketing partners with clients to build their brands across physical and digital platforms, connecting people to products and services that enrich their lives.

The candidate selected would be part of an internal design team that works with local and international brands on a diverse range of projects—from visual identities and websites to physical media like digital print pieces and large format installations. Design team members have the opportunity to operate digital printing equipment, shoot photography, video and other tasks as skillsets align.

Who You Are:

  • Enjoy working in a team environment.
  • Great at establishing, developing and communicating your ideas.
  • Highly creative and versatile—able to produce effective design solutions for diverse audiences.
  • Proven ability to work well in a fast-paced environment and can handle multiple projects.
  • Well-rounded skills in graphic arts with good understanding of marketing and communications.
  • Positive attitude and genuine desire to understand and serve our clients.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent working knowledge of graphic design fundamentals and pre-press practices.
  • Extensive experience in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Critical thinking mindset and keen attention to detail.
  • Degree or diploma in graphic design or similar program is considered an asset.
  • Strong communication (written and oral), listening and comprehension skills.
  • Desire to assist with pre-press work and run digital printing equipment.
  • Web design, photography and videography experience considered an asset.

We have a relaxed and positive atmosphere, a bright and open office environment, continually invest in training opportunities and technology, and provide complete healthcare and benefits packages.

Please email your resume and portfolio stating why you would be a great addition to our team, to:
Colin Enns, Creative Director (colin@psone.ca)
Print Studio One | Three-Six North Marketing
19A Hwy 12N  Steinbach, MB R5G 1T1

Graphic Designer – Digital

March 4, 2020

Ricki’s Home Office Graphic Designer – Digital

Ricki’s…Fashion That Works!

Established in 1939, with more than 130 locations across Canada, Ricki’s is the destination for fashionable and versatile workwear.  Ricki’s caters to the younger working woman whose lifestyle demands versatility in her wardrobe and who desires a fun, easy to shop environment. She expects put together looks which translate fashion trends in ways that are current and appropriate for her lifestyle.  We carry everything from suiting options to great mix and match pieces, jeans, tees, and more. And by offering great fashion in sizes 0-18 and pants in multiple lengths, we’re sure to find your perfect fit!

Prefer to shop online? Our online store offers specialty lines like our long 34″and extra long 36″ inseam pants, as well as the hottest trends in casual wear and web exclusives!

We Value:

Passion – believes in our brand, loves fashion

Drive Results– deliver results through motivation, inspiration and accountability

Personal Leadership – trust, integrity, respect, fosters collaboration, initiative

End Poverty in Women – believe in the power of women, community involvement

 

The Career Opportunity:

We are seeking an experienced Graphic Designer – Digital to join Ricki’s Home Office located in Winnipeg.

The Competencies:
GREAT DESIGN / INFLUENCE:

  • Create compelling and effective digital marketing collateral that reflects current brand guidelines (may include website creative assets, social media graphics, email creative, etc.).
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to develop seasonal, monthly, and weekly goals and priorities.
  • Manage design projects from inception to completion.
  • Partner effectively with all team members, in house partners/stakeholders, and vendors.
  • Actively participate in cross-functional meetings.
  • Work in an organized manner – using and maintaining supplied tools and archiving work appropriately.
  • Other duties as required.

GREAT BUSINESS / RESULTS ORIENTED:

  • Produce high quality work under tight timelines, while maintaining a consistent on-brand look and feel.
  • Able to balance design aesthetic with achieving business results.
  • Takes initiative, works with a sense of urgency, agile and adaptable. Resourceful.
  • Detail oriented and skilled at prioritization and multi-tasking constantly looking for ways to do more and better work.
  • Both Strategic and Tactical, short and long term (thinks and does).
  • Able to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions.

GREAT PEOPLE / TEAMWORK: 

  • Champions belief that “none of us is as good as all of us” and consistently lives our values.
  • Committed to the best outcome by bringing out the best in self and others, in part by recognizing achievements and valuing differences and feedback (giving and receiving).
  • Initiates personal development and supports team development in the work.
  • Fosters the culture of teamwork thru ownership and accountability.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Diploma in Graphic Design (or equivalent)
  • 1 to 3 years’ experience in graphic design – including web, social, and email
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, and Acrobat as well as Microsoft Office and Google Docs/Sheets – all in a Mac environment
  • Working knowledge of HTML
  • Experience with SalesForce Marketing Cloud, SQL, After Effects not required but would be an asset
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills – a collaborative team player, processes suggestions and corrections positively, shares and receives feedback professionally
  • Strong organizational skills – able to balance competing priorities and shift between projects seamlessly, meets project deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Curious and self-motivated – a resourceful problem solver, interested in fashion, current trends/techniques in graphic design, and the future of digital marketing
  • Keen eye for detail – proofreading layouts, retouching photos, ensuring all required elements are included

Please include work samples – or a link to your online portfolio – with your application.

We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Ricki’s is an equal opportunity employer. If chosen to participate in the selection process, accommodations are available upon request. We will consult with the applicant to provide or arrange suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account the applicant’s accessibility needs.

To Apply: https://rickis.careerplug.com/jobs/1058742/apps/new