Mid-weight Designer

Johannesburg – Permanent

Main purpose of role:

As a Mid-weight Digital Designer, your priority is to create and oversee a high level of design work across the studio. You’ll be a hands-on designer with ample experience across all channels. Your core focus would be crafting beautiful content through a variety of tools and platforms. You’ll have the ability to drive conversion and engagement through creative excellence.

 

You will work alongside Developers, Project Managers, Marketers, Experience Designers, Interaction Designers, Motion designers, Social Media teams and other key stakeholders to produce and craft digital design work.

 

Additional:

To receive briefs and be able creatively execute work according to clients and agency specified requirements to the best of your abilities, whilst staying true to the brand and meeting clients expectations.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Interpret internal briefs
  • Ownership of creative output across all digital channels
  • Inform design on new and future design/retail trends across all digital channels
  • Influence user experience within the design process
  • Work collaboratively with key team members to deliver high quality work for our clients
  • Build and grow internal relationships
  • Work with a Senior Designer to inspire creative output, motivate on current and future trends, streamlining work processes
  • Effectively work within a team and be responsible towards deadlines
  • Adhere to Hellocomputer processes and standards of delivery
  • Keep up to date with current and emerging design trends and technologies
  • Seek out opportunities for self-development
  • Provide timings based on scope of work

Key interfaces:

External

  • Client

Internal

  • Head of Interaction Design
  • Head of Design
  • Creative Directors
  • Experience Designers
  • Interaction Designers
  • Production Designers
  • Craft Specialists
  • Key Account Managers
  • Traffic Manager

Core activities:

  • User interface design
  • Responsive & adaptive designs
  • Crafting and polishing of designs
  • Video/Animated prototypes
  • Production and rollout of a variety of digital elements
  • Working with social and conceptual teams
  • Artwork generation, CI guidelines

Required experience, qualifications & competencies:

  • 3+ years industry experience (Digital)
  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • A solid portfolio showcasing strong and relevant work
  • Experience working with developers
  • Experience using Adobe products, focusing on Photoshop.
  • Thorough understanding of designing for digital channels, video production and content creation
  • Understanding of digital strategies and design principles
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience with HTML5 banners, motion graphics and 3D

Personality attributes:

  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • Organized and efficient
  • Deadline orientated
  • Attention to detail
  • Results driven
  • Be able to perform within a high pressured environment
  • Take initiative
  • Team player
  • Motivated by the desire to add value to projects
  • Willingness to be challenged

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