An intermediate skilled Creative Designer is sought by a leading communications company to be based in their office in Fourways, Gauteng.
The Designer is responsible for creating original design concepts as well as the typesetting and roll-out thereof for financial print and digital mediums within the negotiated timelines. The Designer communicates with the Traffic Manager (TM) on all projects as required and stipulated in the brief. All DTP/Design workflow is managed by the TM. The Designer reports to the TM but this may change depending on organisational needs.
ABOUT OUR CLIENT
Our client is a reputable and market leading stakeholder communications company specialising in financial reporting offering design, writing, project management and logistical services.
THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT
In order to be shortlisted for vacancy, the successful candidate will have the following skills and competencies, but not limited to:-
Relevant Graphic design degree or Typography diploma
2 to 3 years’ experience gained in a similar position, as well as typesetting experience
Previous experience gained in an advertising or marketing agency, or within a large corporate environment
Portfolio demonstrating creative and innovative design
Working knowledge of printing and production processes
Microsoft Windows: Advanced Level: Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
Advanced levels of Mac: Adobe CC suite, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop
Own reliable transport and ability to work after hours, travel and work on site at clients is required
The role responsibilities will include, but not limited to:-
Customer focus: Responsible for original, innovative creative design of a relevant concept for print, online reports and all digital mediums
Ensure that concepts meet the requirements of the design brief, all designs are reviewed by the AD and key personnel as well as being completed in full and on time with supporting rationales and research
Ensure that the quality of each design meets stakeholder expectations
Proactively escalate any potential challenges or any technical aspects to TM, AD and Project Manager
Ability to do accurate typesetting and ensure exceptional quality when typesetting (not financials)
Ensure TM, AD and relevant internal staff are informed of progress and solutions to problems
Workflow process: Follow the procedures according to the workflow process and suggest process improvements
Ensure that the stylesheets are created according to the approved design
Perform regular quality checks on product during production prior to printing /go live of report
People: Provide direction and support to internal production team
Attend internal meetings as required by the workflow process −
Administration: Ensure that company rules wrt to house corrections (etc.) and brief instructions are followed
House corrections are kept below 10% of the actual hours spent on the job
Accurate daily recording of time with details worked on projects
Data management and archiving of jobs and studio library −
Relationships: Build constructive relationships within the team and across the business
Collaborate with stakeholders to deliver seamless integrated quality products to clients
Responsible for overall quality output of products
Please be advised that only shortlisted candidates that have the specific skills and experiences required to fulfil the responsibilities of the role will be contacted for an interview by one of our consultants. Thereafter a detailed job description will be made available for discussion before CVs are submitted to our client for review.
A market related salary based on the level of responsibility for this role is on offer.
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