Design

Freelance Designer

We are looking for a Freelance Designer based in Stellenbosch! Working Type: Hybrid Hours: 40 hours per week Budget: R48 640 per month (Freelancer Take Home)

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About this position

Main Responsibilities:

Collaborative Design:

  • Work closely with Copywriters to translate written content into visually appealing designs
  • Collaborate on the conceptualisation and execution of integrated campaigns

Design Studio:

  • Deliver against agreed SLAs in a high pressure, high delivery environment
  • Cultivate and uphold strong relationships within the Internal Design Studio through effective communication and collaboration
  • Collaborate closely with internal stakeholders to comprehend organisational goals, project requirements and maintain alignment with the brand voice
  • Offer strategic input to ensure that design work aligns seamlessly with internal objectives and enhances the overall visual representation
  • Work collaboratively with Copywriters to ensure a cohesive alignment in projects, maintaining consistency in brand identity and messaging
  • Facilitate effective communication channels and teamwork within the internal design studio for cohesive and successful project outcomes

Content Integration:

  • Integrate copy seamlessly into visual elements, ensuring a cohesive and consistent brand image
  • Use Figma for collaborative design processes, maintaining an efficient workflow with the Copywriting team

Digital and Traditional Design (90% focus on digital):

  • Design for both digital and traditional channels, ensuring a balance that aligns with campaign goals
  • Create visually appealing assets for emails, SMS, in-app messaging, and digital programmatic
  • Building a content library for Salesforce will be a primary focus, applying the brand refresh to old and new communication

Responsive Design:

  • Demonstrate expertise in creating designs that are responsive across various devices and platforms
  • Ensure that visual elements complement the character constraints of different communication channels

Creativity:

  • Bring a fresh and creative perspective to design projects
  • Ability to think outside the box and contribute innovative ideas to enhance campaigns

On-site Collaboration:

  • Attend meetings at the Stellenbosch Campus once or twice a week to align with internal teams
  • Foster open communication with team members to enhance collaboration

Hardware and Tools:

  • MacBook: Candidates to have their own Macbook (the provision of hardware should not be a shared or communal responsibility. If there are security protocol issues, the candidate would need to involve the IT department for assistance.)

Design Software: Candidates to have their own software

  • Figma: The primary collaborative design tool for creating and sharing digital designs, fostering seamless teamwork. The digital templates are fully in the Figma ecosystem
  • Adobe Creative Suite: Utilised for a range of design tasks, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign

Project Management Tools:

  • Timekeeping i.e. Toggl Track
  • Project view is in Excel
  • In the process to moving to a project management tool (Wryke)

Communication and Collaboration:

  • Microsoft Teams
  • Email
  • When off-site, teams are expected to be available online during working hours

Qualifications:

  • Relevant degree or equivalent qualification in Design
  • Demonstrated experience as a Mid/Senior Designer, supported by a robust portfolio highlighting various design projects
  • Proficiency in collaborative design tools, with a focus on expertise in Figma
  • Capability to transform written content into visually captivating designs
  • Familiarity with digital programmatic and character constraints in diverse communication contexts
  • Hands-on experience in Data Driven Creative (DDC)
  • HTML 5 experience a plus
  • Strong problem-solving abilities coupled with a creative mindset
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, essential for effective collaboration with Copywriters and other team members
  • In-depth knowledge of design trends and practices tailored to the South African market
  • Ability to adapt and thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced design environment

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