UX/UI Designer

Short Job Description: 

A large Advertising Agency is looking for a UX/UI Designer to produce design solutions to communicate their clients' messages with high visual impact. UX/UI solutions are required for a huge variety of products and activities, such as websites, mobile applications, touch screens, computer games, digital exhibitions and displays to name but a few.

Where will the person be based? (Town/Suburb/work-from-home/remote): 
Sandton, office and work from home
Select which one of these best describes the role: 
Full time - with flexibility
Main area of expertise required: 
Graphic Design
UX - User Experience
Required Qualification: 
BSc in Design, Computer or Diploma Design
List of required computer software skills: 
MS Word, Keynote, Adobe XD, Premier, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
Estimated hours: 
8
Day
Remuneration in ZAR: 
R50 000
Remuneration term: 
Monthly
Job posting date: 
Friday, July 31, 2020
Full Job Description: 

UI/UX Designer responsibilities include gathering user requirements, designing graphic elements, and building navigation components. A thorough understanding and the development of corporate communications and corporate identity is integral to the process e.g. giving organizations a visual 'brand. Working to a brief agreed with the client or account manager, UX/UI Designers develop creative ideas and concepts, choosing the appropriate media and style to meet the client's objectives. The work demands creative flair, up-to-date knowledge of industry software, and a professional approach to time, costs, and deadlines. 

Responsibilities:

  • 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 mockups 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 strategies 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 to regular creative team meetings.
  • Manage a variety of projects simultaneously.
  • Liaise with technical managers and other members of the technical team.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 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
  • Minimum years’ experience: 5 years
  • Knowledge of wireframe tools (e.g. Adobe XD, InVision, Sketch, Figma)
  • 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

Computer literacy:

  • 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 note this role is currently fully remote until level lockdown 1 and will require in office work. 

 

 

Application process:
Before applying check that your CV is comprehensive and that the roles and responsibilities demonstrate your capabilities and experience rather than a list of tasks. Always write in full sentences. You have up to 12 places of previous employment to demonstrate your skills, use as many as you feel are required but always include more than one. Write a motivational email explaining why you should be considered for the role. The motivational email will be seen before the CV and is submitted to the client with the CV. If you have not heard back within 14-21 days please assume the application was not successful.

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