Head of Design (531 views)

Johannesburg North, Gauteng
Sep 18, 2019

A rapidly expanding digital agency has a vacancy for a devoted young head of design.

The role entails:

  • Leading the growing design and animation department (five+ members currently)
  • Ensuring existing studio processes and best practices are followed at all times
  • Improving such processes and practices as needed
  • Exacting stringent quality control over every item to leave the studio, ensuring each job is:
    • on-brand and on-brief
    • immaculately crafted and in line with approved key visuals
  • Ensuring creative deliverables are achieved in line with budgets and deadlines given
  • Traffic management of design team jobs
  • Some design work
  • Working closely with the social media department
  • Performing other administrative and disciplinary tasks, as reasonably required by a manager

The right person for the role:

  • Is a natural leader; focused, dedicated and responsible
  • Has a proven creative ability, but is also inclined towards ops and management
  • Has such high quality standards, they proudly consider themselves a “control freak”
  • Has an impeccable eye for detail, from design to admin to writing emails
  • Is keen to learn on the job every day 
  • Is ambitious with an entrepreneurial spirit and hunger for success
  • Will be client-facing when needed

Minimum requirements: 

  • A relevant qualification
  • Proven experience in a leadership capacity
  • Proven experience in integrated design (coding and animation would be a plus)
  • Solid knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Chase
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Strong communication skills (both oral and written)

Salary: R25 - 30 000