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?


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.


  • 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.


  • 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. 


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