Mid-weight Graphic Designer

Remuneration:Basic salary 
Location:Cape Town, Woodstock
Education level:Diploma
Job level:Mid
Own transport required:Yes
Travel requirement:Occasional
Reference:#DTP FA CPT
Company:Elevator Agency

Job description

We are looking for well rounded, digitally savvy graphic designer with three to five years' experience in multiple areas of design, from concept to finished art and illustration in both print and digital.

You will work in publishing, branding, communication, social, digital and experiential/marketing design, across many channels and platforms.

You will be required to come up with sound ideas that meet the brief, communicate these effectively, present to your HOD where necessary and innovate wherever possible. You must have a desire to learn and apply new things often. 

  • Manages the DTP of all artwork – overseen by head of design with traffic support from resource manager
  • Material preparation for printing
  • Playing supportive role to creatives and accounts in terms of DTP area
  • Gives support to creatives and accounts during project realisation so the final product reflects creative concept and client requirements
  • Supports creatives and accounts in client technical problem solving with printing houses, publishing houses, subcontractors
  • Cares about collection of all materials and inputs from creatives, accounts, production when need to prepare a material for print
  • Plans properly for material preparation process
  • Responsible for the final material timely delivery for print
  • Realises the impact of work delay on the costing and client satisfaction
  • Has a good sense of artistic taste and proportion and uses this when preparing the material for printing
  • Ability to enter the spirit of the specific creative character of a project and reflecting this when preparing a material for a printing
  • Experience in designing for digital platforms and the rollout of digital campaigns


  • Knowledge of printing techniques and the preparation process for printing
  • Knowledge and fluentness in using of Adobe In-design, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark software
  • Mac OX literate
  • Ability to use net transfer tools e.g. FTP
  • Knowledge of typography (fonts types)
  • Organised in handling daily tasks, accurate, self-managing
  • Experience in work at the printing/publishing house or other advertising agencies will be an asset
  • Minimum three-year diploma / Degree in Fine Arts / Visual communication
  • Minimum three years in a designer/DTP/FA role – ideally with a reputable marketing agency
  • Illustrations advantageous 

Posted on 11 Dec 09:43

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