e.CS.Graphic Designer

Company Digital Outsource Services
Reference # JDC-BW-GD
Published 18/02/2019
Location South Africa
The Department:
Our highly experienced creative department is made up of 4 core teams: Creative Design, Copy and UI/UX that is responsible for all digital and offline creative work. These teams are supported by our in-house studio coordinators who schedule and manage the department’s workload. The creative department consists of designers and senior creatives.

Our standards are very high and this is reflected in the quality of our brands and products across all channels. As an international company, we work across different languages and cultures and have a diverse range of nationalities within the creative team. We work closely with the development team and keep up to date on the latest trends in design and web technologies ensuring we product the best possible user experience across all touchpoints.

As a Designer you will have a large focus on creating and maintaining eye-catching marketing material, generating and executing concepts and where necessary, providing support where needed to the wider design and creative team. You will be part of a team of talented creative designers of all experience levels. You will be creating assets that range from digital to print. This will be within a multilingual environment where versatility is required, often with tight deadlines.
Job Functions Creative,Design,Information Technology
Industries Ecommerce,IT - Information Technology
Duties will include, but not limited to:

The position will involve the following areas of responsibility:
•Create usable, innovative digital designs and modifications as required
•Create marketing material for our Marketing and Promotions departments which will include banners, landing pages, flyers, press ads, video and LED work
•Work closely with key stakeholders through constant communication
•Follow principles of good design and ensure it is of the highest quality, focusing on attention to detail
•Maintain graphic and technical knowledge by attending design workshops and reviewing professional publications where possible taking a proactive approach to develop your knowledge and gain experience
•Have the ability to work within strict brand guidelines, as well as the ability to interpret said guidelines
•The ability to interpret stakeholder briefs, and communication thereof
Essential Requirements:
•Excellent Typography/Layout skills
•HTML5 Banner ad experience through the full Adobe Creative cloud suite
•Client Facing experience
•The ability to work with (through collaboration and effective communication ) remote teams
•The ability to provide time estimations on jobs that come into the studio
•Good understanding of composition and lighting with regards to photography, as well as having the ability to retouch photos
•Champion the voice of the customer through your work and understand the audiences you work with
•Knowledgeable and comfortable working with brand guidelines and implementing them across channels
•Good knowledge of design processes and tools, for example, understanding and interpreting briefs, Workflow tools like Workfront and Wrike. Using Digital Asset Management tools. Processes include, but are not limited to conceptualising, brainstorming, presenting your ideas etc.
•A solid design and digital understanding with the ability to deliver succinct and effective technical designs
•Possess strong design and conceptual skills, as well as creatively being able to collaborate with others including brainstorming sessions
•A good working knowledge of responsive design and mobile first practices
•Highly skilled and experienced in using the Full Adobe Creative Cloud suite and other creative software
•Candidates without portfolios will not be considered

Behavioural Competencies:
•Be receptive to constructive feedback
•Excellent attention to detail
•Self-motivated and able to use your initiative
•Highly organised with the ability to prioritise
•Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
•Excellent interpersonal skills
•Good presentation skills
•Must be able to work to and achieve tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment
•Logical thinker
•Able to adapt and pick up new techniques
•Able to work autonomously or within a team
•Able to challenge the status quo
•Positive attitude
Job Closing Date 28/02/2019
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