June 17, 2019
Job Postings

We're hiring: Graphic Designer

We're accepting proposals from graphic designers and agencies for two special events: Fundraising Reception@TIFF and the Crystal Awards gala.
Apply by 5:00 PM (EDT), Friday, June 28, 2019.

Project Description

WIFT-T has initiated a Request for Proposal (RFP) process to find a vendor qualified to plan, execute and deliver the print and digital design elements for the Fundraising Reception@TIFF (September 10) and the 32nd annual Crystal Awards gala (December 3).

WIFT-T requires a vendor who has demonstrated experience in consultation, design and construction of graphic design elements and website projects and expertise with best practices regarding successful responsive website design, animation, branding, and print design.. The vendor will be responsible for design work, and asset deliverables. Content will be populated by WIFT-T staff.

Timeline and Breakdown of Work Load

We plan to secure a vendor by the end of June 2019. The vendor will work remotely with the WIFT-T team from July to December, 2019—with the possibility of working on a retainer.

Event #1 - Fundraising Reception@TIFF: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 45%

Event #2 - Crystal Awards gala: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 @ 30%

Website Refresh: Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 25%

Scope of Work

Conceptual and creative direction for two special events for a variety of print and digital media elements including slides, animated reels, program book (layout & design), social media banners and video presentations (sponsor reels, etc).

1. Design 2019 theme for both events

Elements for Fundraiser during TIFF

  • Design digital frame for fundraising campaign (WIFT Stars - donors names are added to individual graphics which will appear on screen during the event)4 event invite templates (for targeted guests/partners/members)
  • Produce 5-6 digital animated reels
  • Design 4-6 static slides - to be displayed on screen during onstage remarks

Elements for Crystal Awards Gala

  • Design & layout for program book: previous book was 5”x 8.75” (HxW), landscape with 48 internal pages, colour, center stitch binding with cover page
  • Design an event graphic for use on website & social media banners (5 versions/sizing)
  • Create 5-7 static slides - to be displayed on screen during onstage remarks
  • Produce 8 short animated videos (stage presentation trailer, sponsor & donor reel, profile lead-in of award recipients)
  • Design a logo for Crystal Awards

2. Accountable for the development of creative assets ensuring accuracy, attention to detail and meeting all deadlines

3. Attend 2-3 meetings at WIFT-T office

4. Onsite liaison for all digital content working with the technical director for event at TIFF

How to apply:

All proposals should be received by 5:00 p.m. on June 28, 2019. Submit your proposal by email to kbruce@wift.com. with the subject: WIFT-T Special Events Graphic Design RFP.

Questions related to this RFP can be directed to Karen Bruce, email: kbruce@wift.com.

As part of your proposal, please provide the following:

  • Sample Project Plan
  • Project Budget
  • Your approach to graphic and print design
  • Proposed designs for the Crystal Awards logo
  • Support, maintenance and training service options
  • A summary of graphic and print design experience and samples of your work, including client references
  • The names, roles and expertise of the project team, if applicable.

No phone calls or walk-ins please. We thank everyone for submitting but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. All applications are considered confidential.

Part fundraiser, part celebration of women’s contribution to Canada’s film and television media sector, the Fundraising Reception@TIFF is a highly anticipated event in Toronto’s media industry calendar. Funds raised at this event provide financial support to women working in the industry so they can access professional development programs; and provides subsidized programs at WIFT-T. Guests include WIFT-T members, donors, sponsors, partners, Canadian talent, and industry leaders, among other special guests. The event includes a silent auction, a networking reception, and on stage presentations. All guests are welcome to walk the red carpet.

The Crystal Awards, established in 1988, is an annual tribute to trailblazing women—and men who champion women’s creative work and career advancement—in Canada’s film, television, and digital media sectors. More than 150 women and men have been recognized to date. Past winners include: Wendy Crewson, Mary Harron, Andrea Martin, Trina McQueen, Deepa Mehta, Alanis Obomsawin, Sandra Oh, Catherine O’Hara, Claire Prieto, Ted Rogers, Patricia Rozema, and Jay Switzer. The 2019 Crystal Awards gala will take place on December 3rd; six awards will be distributed.

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