Senior Digital Web Designer
Gauteng, Full Time Deadline: Not specified
The appointed Senior 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 successful candidate will form part of a vibrant, innovative and multi-disciplinary team, and will work alongside the Head of the Global Brand ’ Design team.
The Senior Digital Web Designer will need to have a strong focus on Web and Digital Design with experience in managing complex or multiple web projects, as this role will see the successful candidate take ownership of the company’s global web project which is very complex and a big undertaking.
They will be leading the way but also be hands on in the building of the new sites, migrating all our global websites with different brands, from different industries, across the globe, on to one platform which also requires rebranding work in some cases. They will also be developing and designing aesthetics, execute visual design and/or layout of artwork, component design, marketing materials and any other relevant creative work as required.
Close collaboration with the wider creative team as well as with the wider business and various stakeholders will be required. This role will include the creation of exciting new concepts, across different channels, and across all of Kerridge Commercial Systems product ranges.
Creativity is essential to this role and modern and innovative work, of the highest quality, will be required. The Senior Digital Web Designer will also need to be able to work in a high pressured environment with multiple deadlines.
Take ownership of the global web project
Assist in the design and delivery of KCS HubSpot websites and various pages, including landing pages for campaigns
Work as part of a team to execute on all creative projects from the teams around the globe
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 5 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.
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
Understanding of CSS modular architecture
Experience with Adobe Premiere and After Effect
Beneficial: Knowledge of KCS Web Builder, Drupal, WordPress and Jekyll would be advantageous