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Senior Graphic Designer

If you’re looking for a position where you can develop as a Designer and work on game-changing projects, this role might be for you.

Clockwork, a globally recognized, independent creative and communications agency with headquarters in Johannesburg and London, is looking for a Senior Designer to join our growing Design team. As a Senior Designer, you’ll be responsible for producing innovative, high-quality designs across a range of well-known clients and brands.

Reporting to: Executive Creative Director

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Confer with Executive Creative Director, Creative Director and Account Managers to discuss the client’s needs and determine design.
  • Conceptualize and develop award-winning designs and ideas with the Executive Creative Director, Creative Director and Account Managers through completion of final product, making improvements as needed during review stages.
  • Work closely with the copy and video teams to effectively bring a brand message to life through design.
  • Maintain brand consistency throughout all design projects.
  • Adhere to brief deadlines.
  • Review the work of junior designers to give guidance and feedback.
  • Attend brainstorms and workshops to better understand client requirements and contribute to projects.
  • Stay up to date with changing trends and industry best practice.
  • Strive to generate clear, innovative ideas and creative concepts.
  • Create original graphics and layouts for illustrations, logos, websites, social platforms, and other agency specific purposes, using graphic design software.
  • Cooperate with the rest of the creative team on campaigns spanning the full media spectrum.

Required Skills

  • Extensive experience with Adobe Creative Suite (especially Adobe Photoshop, Adobe XD, Adobe InDesign and Adobe illustrator) and other design software.
  • Ideally, an understanding of After Effects, video production and HTML.
  • Experience designing digital media (including websites and social media).
  • Knowledge of layout principles and aesthetic design concepts.
  • Creativity combined with attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and time-management skills.
  • The ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.

Requirements

  • Relevant degree or similar.
  • 4-5 years’ experience in a similar position.
  • Be able to produce a stand-out portfolio of designs and creative projects (non-negotiable).
  • Out-of-the-box thinking.
  • Works well with people with varying personalities.
  • Is confident, resourceful, decisive, and willing to take initiative.
  • Able to work effectively both as an individual and as part of a team.
  • The ability to keep cool under pressure and help others do the same.
  • A grasp of Digital and Social, with a keen interest in industry trends.
  • A drive to continually learn and grow professionally.
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