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UX/UI Designer: Awarded Advertising Agency – Johannesburg

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A leading, awarded agency’s Joburg studio has an exciting opening for a senior UX/UI Designer to join their team. This role will see the successful candidate producing design solutions to communicate their clients’ messages with high visual impact. Is it you?

Responsibilities

Day to day:

  • Meeting creative directors, clients or account managers to discuss the business objectives and requirements of the job.
  • Gather and evaluate user requirements in collaboration with product managers and designers.
  • Illustrate design ideas using storyboards, process flows and sitemaps.
  • Build page navigation buttons and search fields.
  • Develop UI mock-ups and prototypes that clearly illustrate how sites function and would look like.
  • Prepare and present rough drafts to internal teams and key stakeholders.
  • Identify and troubleshoot UX problems (e.g., responsiveness).
  • Conduct layout adjustments based on user feedback.
  • Adhere to style standards on fonts, colours and images.
  • Interpreting the creative directors and client’s business needs and developing a concept to suit their purpose.
  • Estimating the time required to complete the work to provide accurate quotes for clients.
  • Developing design briefs by gathering information and data through research
  • Thinking creatively to produce new ideas and concepts.
  • Thorough understanding of communication practices including usability and graphic interface design.
  • Using innovation to redefine a design brief within the constraints of cost and time.
  • Presenting finalised ideas and concepts to creative directors, clients or account managers.
  • Working with a wide range of media, including raw video or photography using a variety of UX/UI design and animation software.
  • Proofreading to produce accurate and high-quality work.
  • Contributing ideas and design artwork to the overall brief.
  • Demonstrating illustrative skills with rough sketches.
  • Working as part of a team with creative directors, copywriters, photographers, other designers, account executives, developers and marketing specialists.

Creative:

  • Work with Creative Director to establish the art / design direction of all projects.
  • Monitor the conceptual / visual evolution of product and application development.
  • Ensure that the highest creative and design standards are met.
  • Brand and CI custodian / gatekeeper on all interactive projects.
  • Implement brand and communication strategy through design.
  • Prepare and present your own creative solutions.

Production:

  • Design production from concept through to implementation.
  • Deliver on design solutions for applications and templates.
  • Overall accountability for your deliveries.
  • Develop, communicate and maintain strict design guidelines and consistency standards.
  • Work closely with the team to build visually striking marketing communications.
  • Assume a mentorship role to grow junior designers.
  • Assist and contribute toward regular creative team meetings.
  • Manage a variety of projects simultaneously.
  • Liaise with technical managers and other members of the technical team. 

Requirements

The successful candidate must have/be:

  • Qualifications: BSc in Design, Computer or Diploma Design (or a degree in communication/design/fine art etc. that shows competent visual skills).
  • Proven work experience as a UI/UX Designer or similar role
  • 8+ years’ experience
  • Knowledge of wireframe tools (e.g., Adobe XD, InVision, Sketch, Figma)
  • A sound knowledge of the relevant structures and processes in the agency
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Confident communication skills
  • Creative digital agency background
  • Proficiencies
  • Ideation
  • Foundation in UX/UI
  • MS Word
  • MS PowerPoint
  • MS Outlook
  • Keynote
  • Adobe XD, Premier, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • And any other programmes or presentation tools necessary in order to perform the role.
Please submit a link to your relevant portfolio along with your CV on application.

Should you not receive a response within two weeks, please consider your application for this specific role unsuccessful.

City: Johannesburg
Country: South Africa
Level of Expertise: Senior
Remuneration: Negotiable
Reference Number: #Chris2115