A diploma or degree focusing in visual communication design, as well as professional experience is required. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
Strong knowledge of page/screen layout, design skill for traditional and online development such as interactive web apps is needed.
Expert knowledge of the following programs is essential: Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Office and Outlook.
An understanding of app development and production tools would be ideal.
An understanding of Flash, HTML5, cross-platform browser would be ideal but not required.
Familiarity with the production processes used in creating multimedia components such as digital images, digital video, and interactive multimedia programming is also required, as well as the ability to operate within the system environments of both Windows and Macintosh computers.
A basic understanding of servers, networks and file management is also a necessity.
Excellent customer service, written and oral communication and problem-solving skills, along with the ability to work independently, are fundamental.
Also required is the ability to transfer visual and artistic concepts to final product in their design and use.