Senior Graphic Designer

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.
  • 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.

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 13 Jan 14:11


Christine Swartz
[email protected]
+27 21 422 1037

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