Digital Web Designer
Gauteng, Full Time Deadline: Not specified
The appointed Digital Web Designer will form part of a Global Brand and Design team, which essentially operates as our own in-house Brand and Design agency. The Digital Web Designer will form part of a vibrant, innovative and multi-disciplinary team, and will work alongside the Head of the Global Brand ’ Design team.
This role will have a strong focus on Web Design, supporting in migrating all our global websites on to one platform as well as various other design projects. Close collaboration with the wider creative team will be required, starting from concept right through to production. This role will include the creation of exciting new concepts, across different channels, and across all of Kerridge Commercial Systems product ranges.
The successful candidate will need to be an experienced web designer and designer in both digital and print formats but with a strong digital focus. Creativity is essential to this role and modern and innovative work, of the highest quality, will be required.
The Digital Web Designer will be responsible for assisting in rebuilding all our global websites, migrating on to one platform, as well as developing and designing aesthetics, execute visual design and/or layout of artwork, component design, marketing materials and any other relevant creative work. This role will work on a ‘project allocation’ basis and could vary from brochure design to website design ’ build, stand design, logo design, case study creation, branding, image sourcing, banner design, adverts, videos and more.
Work as part of a team to execute on all creative projects from the teams around the globe
Assist in the design and delivery of KCS HubSpot websites and various pages, including landing pages for campaigns
Work closely with relevant Stakeholders to support their requirements, campaigns and creative needs
Once project has been allocated, review briefs or requests and ensure alignment with Stakeholder
Bring brief and concepts to life based on requirements
Prepare mock-ups, get approval from Brand and Design Manager and then present to relevant Stakeholder for approval/sign off prior to finalising
Adapt and roll out approved concepts
Keep open line of communication on progress of project
Adhere to brand identity and guidelines
Ensure artwork is correct and supplied in required formats
Graphic Design/Web Design/Visual communications qualification
Minimum 3 years’ experience as a web ’ digital designer, preferably within HubSpot
Strong understanding, knowledge and experience with CSS and HTML
Understanding, knowledge and experience in SEO
Ability to interpret briefs, create ideas and run with a project from start to finish
Bring new exciting ideas and implement new design concepts across different digital platforms to push the brand further; co-creating new promotional campaigns on a global scale, both digitally and in print.
Good understanding of UX, UI and front-end development would be beneficial
Excellent communication skills
Organised and able to plan and prioritise workloads to meet deadlines
Strong verbal, written and presentation skills with the ability to communicate or present your ideas
Requires knowledge of industry relevant multimedia software
Can thrive under pressure
Can work independently and as part of a team
Experience in producing compelling graphics using Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
Would be beneficial:
Familiarity designing websites using a code tool such as Adobe XD
Ability to hand code HTML and CSS
Knowledge of responsive frameworks
Experience in developing responsive websites a bonus
Understanding of CSS modular architecture
Experience with Premiere and After Effect would be a bonus
Knowledge of KCS Web Builder, Drupal, WordPress and Jekyll would be advantageous