Job Title

Junior Graphic Designer

South Africa, Western Cape
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Area: South Africa, Western Cape
Sector: Manufacturing
Posted: 5 April 2024

Job Details

A dynamic, vibrant and growing cosmetics business is looking for a Junior Graphic Designer to join their Member Relations team in Bellville, Cape Town. 

The main role of the Junior Graphic Designer is to support the Member Relations Department initiatives by working closely with the team to create and develop engaging and visually compelling content and designs that effectively communicates with members and enhances their overall experience. 

RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES: 

  • Produce high-quality social media graphics, newsletters, promotional materials, event collateral, and presentations that effectively communicate messages and resonate with the target audience. 
  • Ensure consistent implementation of the company’s brand guidelines across all design materials to maintain brand identity, integrity, and recognition among Members. 
  • Contribute innovative ideas and insights based on current design trends, tools, and techniques to continuously improve skills and creative inspiration. 
  • Collaborate with team members to gain insights into project needs, target audience preferences, and messaging goals. 
  • Engage in effective communication and collaboration with other departments or stakeholders to ensure alignment on design objectives and project deliverables. 
  • Align design concepts and executions with the department’s objectives and strategies to support member engagement and satisfaction. 
  • Actively seek and incorporate feedback from stakeholders to refine design concepts and improve the overall quality of designs/deliverables. 
  • Demonstrate creative problem-solving skills, proactive issue identification, and adaptive flexibility to meet evolving project needs and achieve optimal design outcomes. 
  • Prioritise tasks and responsibilities to meet project deadlines and ensure timely delivery of design materials. 
  • Demonstrate strong organisational skills and time management to balance workload and maintain productivity without compromising quality. 

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design strongly preferred. 
  • Experience in an internship or entry-level graphic design role. 
  • Familiarity with design techniques (e.g. prototyping) 
  • Understanding of visual elements (layout, type, and fonts) 
  • Experience with design software such as Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and InDesign etc. 

Skills & Competencies: 

  • Leadership Skills 
  • Level 1 – Leader of Self:  
  • Personal discipline – planning, prioritising, delivering on time. 
  • Technical/ professional excellence   
  • Relationship building 
  • Analytical skills – weighing up pros and cons, making sense of information. 
  • Service orientation and passion. 
  • Attention to detail. 
  • Precision and accuracy 
  • Focus and persistence. 
  • Pride in doing accurate, timeous work. 
  • Self-starter – be able to drive self to make improvements in how the job gets done. 
  • Meticulous attention to detail and a keen eye for design aesthetics to ensure accuracy and quality in all deliverables. 
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and requirements, willingness to learn new skills, and ability to work independently with minimal supervision. 
  • Ability to think creatively and develop innovative design solutions that effectively communicate messages and engage with the target audience. 
  • Ability to create engaging and compelling content. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.00 
  • Excellent administration, planning, and coordination skills. 
  • Strong creative and problem-solving skills. 

Core Competencies 

  • Generating Ideas: Is creative in producing ideas; assumes an original approach when generating ideas; adopts radical solutions. 
  • Exploring Possibilities: Is conceptual when developing ideas; applies theories to problem solving; prefers to learn by thinking and identifying underlying principles. 
  • Producing Output: Is focused on activity and works quickly; keeps busy and maintains productivity; is comfortable multi-tasking to produce output. 
  • Conveying Self-Confidence: Is self-assured and projects inner confidence; is confident and determines own future; values own contributions. 
  • Articulating Information: Is articulate in giving presentations; is eloquent and explains things well; projects social confidence when articulating information. 
  • Meeting Timescales: Is target focused and meets deadlines; is punctual and keeps to schedule; is reliable in finishing tasks. 
  • Checking Things: Is meticulous in finding errors; ensures accuracy by being thorough and checking details; produces high quality work by being detailed. libraries 
  • Managing Tasks: Manages tasks by being organised and methodical; plans activities systematically; sets priorities for tasks. 
  • Showing Composure: Stays calm and relaxed during events; is not worried and tolerates stress levels; is composed in dealing with pressure. 
  • Taking Action: Takes action to make things happen; uses initiative to start things up; shows drive and invests personal energy. 
  • Embracing Change: Copes with change and variety; tolerates uncertainty and ambiguity; adapts to new challenges. 
  • Thinking Positively: Is optimistic and positive; recovers easily from setbacks and obstructions; is jovial and projects cheerfulness. 
  • Team Working: Works participatively with others; is democratic and encourages team contributions; collaboratively involves others in decision-making. 
  • Adopting Practical Approaches: Applies practical skills when investigating issues; prefers to learn by doing; is practically minded and applies common sense. 
  • Upholding Standards: Behaves ethically and justly; is discreet and maintains confidentiality; meets commitments by acting with integrity. 
  • Inviting Feedback: Is receptive to feedback and acknowledges criticism; open to critique and critical thinking; gathers feedback from others.