Job title: Graphic Designer
Employment type: Full Time
Experience: 5 to 8 years
Salary: Negotiable
Job published: 15 July 2022
Job reference no: 290723487

Job Description

A promotional and corporate gifting company based in Johannesburg has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Graphic Designer.

 

Responsibilities

  • Deliver and oversee all design projects
  • Play a role in assisting in the briefing, planning and creative process
  • Produce visuals concepts to explain design approach and prepare mock-ups
  • Execute creative solutions that can be translated across various platforms and mediums such as promotions, gift packaging, mailers, websites, packaging, online and print catalogues and other mediums
  • Mentor and guide the team of designers by reviewing their work to ensure high quality artwork according to output and creative expectations
  • Guide and advise the design team on the creative process to foster stronger working relationships and solutions
  • Apply typography and layout techniques that are refined using graphic design software
  • Generate fresh ideas to portray concepts and advertise products
  • Ensure that brand consistency and corporate identity is maintained through marketing projects
  • Ability to apply style guides creatively whilst upholding brand identity
  • Simultaneously work on multiple briefs/projects with varying priorities and timelines
  • Collaborate with various departments and ensure that deadlines are met
  • Stay up to date with industry developments and tools

 

Requirements

  • Relevant degree or diploma in graphic design or an equivalent tertiary qualification (NQF 6/7).
  • 5 years’ graphic design experience in a busy agency or in-house design studio
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a middle weight graphic design position
  • 3 years’ experience at a senior graphic design position / level will be preferred
  • Portfolio of completed design projects
  • Must have advanced skills and be proficient in design software (InDesign)
  •  Knowledge and hands-on experience of CorelDraw, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Have good knowledge of typography, colour, styles and layout techniques
  • Have a thorough understanding of the printing process and specifications
  • Have up-to-date knowledge of current tools and trends relating to general industry developments and in relation to graphic design for print output, including proper file preparation requirements and conventions
  • Mac literate
  • Agency and Digital experience will be advantageous
  • Skilled in Dreamweaver, Adobe After Effects, HTML and CMS systems will be advantageous
  • Skills and experience in 3D animation and rigging will be advantageous
  • Ability to translate 2D designs into 3D objects will be advantageous.
  • Skills and experience in software such as Maya, Mudboox and ZBRush will be advantageous

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