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Graphic Designer/DTP Operator

Remuneration:R33000 - R33000 per month basic salary 
Benefits:Medical and Pension fund and other
Location:Cape Town
Education level:Diploma
Job level:Mid/Senior
Job policy:Employment Equity position
Company:Cinch Staffing

We are looking for a skilled meticulous technical individual with a deep understanding of finished art, visual communication, digital, printing and production processes. The role requires exceptional attention to detail and the ability to take creative work to finished pre-press and digital states. The desktop publishing artist is responsible for translating a brief to art files ready to go to print or be placed online. The successful candidate will further provide a supportive role and work closely with the creative and brand teams to produce work across all brand requirements.

2) Primary responsibilities:
  • Prepare digital files suitable for proofing and printing, check preliminary and final proofs for errors and make necessary corrections.
  • Edit graphics and photos using editing software (CC).
  • Digital Finished Art capabilities. Preparing and finalizing assets for Digital Asset Management Tool (AssetHub) uploads, social media and other digital media requirements.
  • Create/convert various types of files for printing or for other media using computer software (CC).
  • Ensure that all material is appropriately archived and is easily retrievable.
  • Implement projects from concept through to completion by planning effectively.
  • Ensure a quality product that achieves the desired message as well as meeting all the technical specifications is delivered.
  • Be able to work across print and digital platforms.
  • Stay up to date with software and tools to continuously improve the quality of outputs.
DTP, finished art skills and qualifications:
  • Graphic design degree/diploma or equivalent
  • Min 3 – 5 years’ experience as a DTP/finished artist design/advertising/retail print and digital industry.
  • Fluency in current graphic design practices and software, such as (CC) Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, After Effect etc.
  • Fluent in print production and finished art.
  • Web/Digital knowledge highly advantageous.
  • Strong production skills, including knowledge and ability to provide solutions within the constraints of print and digital.
  • Understanding of, and experience in, corporate identity management and branding, layout, colour theory and typography in both print and digital media.
  • Have transport to visit printers, pass colours and engage with production requirements
Personal competencies:
  • Use conceptual and analytical skills to interpret verbal or written briefs and make excellent production decisions.
  • Communicate effectively and accurately, both orally and in writing, to a wide range of internal and external clients.
  • Work flexibly with both internal and external clients by being approachable, listening carefully, informing fully and being patient.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external clients by being committed to their needs (Teamwork is essential).
  • Manage projects with composure.
  • Meet deadlines and take responsibility for the quality and timelines of agreed deliverables.

Posted on 23 Feb 14:16, Closing date 23 Apr

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