Senior Graphic Designer

Remuneration:negotiable Cost to company 
Benefits:Within the cost to company package
Location:Port Elizabeth
Education level:Degree
Job level:Senior
Type:Permanent
Reference:#Chris2038
Company:VGP Recruitment


We are looking for a highly talented conceptual Graphic Designer to join the team at a full-service ad agency in Port Elizabeth. The agency is agile, and solutions driven. The position is a mid-senior-level role that will involve a collaborative team approach with other designers, interns, creative group heads on a variety of projects and assignments. The ideal candidate is a proactive individual, with well-developed critical and conceptual thinking skills who is able to process, react to, and solve design problems in a timely manner.

Responsibilities
  • Ability to seek out new design solutions and be on the cutting edge of design thinking
  • Assist in the planning and creative process of new client pitches
  • Pre and post-production quality checks
  • Submit creative deliverables within the agreed-upon deadline and budget
  • Attend meetings as assigned
  • Design of marketing communication collateral and accompanying elements
  • Proactively recommend creative communications for marketing proposals
  • Creating innovative design solutions, from brand identity development to art direction on campaigns and rollout
  • Keeping informed on latest trends
  • Be able to communicate and facilitate the art direction and formatting of design deliverables and produce necessary communication collateral in both print and digital environments for a variety of clients
  • Collaborate internally as well as with clients to conceptualise and execute creative solutions that can be translated cross- platform
  • Working closely with the creative director (or project lead) to find the best possible design solutions
  • Assist in supervising interns, overseeing and coaching on the creative process.


Requirements
The successful candidate must have/be:
  • 3-4 year degree in visual communications with 3 years+ design experience in an in-house creative studio, design or advertising agency
  • Possess conceptual skills, design, layout and typography ability.
  • Strong creative, organisational, problem-solving and time-management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Big egos need not apply
  • Highly knowledge in graphic and print reproduction process
  • Work well with tight deadlines in a team environment 
  • Able to take projects from start to finish with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to apply style guides creatively while upholding brand identity for multiple clients
  • Great knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • The role is for a the designer to be permanently based in Port Elizabeth. 

Please submit a link to your relevant portfolio along with your CV on application.

Should you not receive a response within 2 weeks, please consider your application for this specific role unsuccessful. 

Previously disadvantaged candidates will be given preference. 

 

Company Description

VGP Recruitment is a specialist recruitment agency in the advertising, marketing, media, creative, digital, PR/communications and publishing industries.

Posted on 19 Nov 12:05

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Christine Swartz
christine@vgp.co.za
+27 21 422 1037

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VGP Recruitment
VGP is a specialist Recruitment Agency focusing on the exciting field of communications. Passionate about the industry in which we operate, our portfolio covers all personnel who work in the Advertising, Marketing, Publishing and Public Relations arenas.

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