CAPE TOWN

Graphic Designer

Information

Syntech is a fast-growing technology distributor, and our goal is to improve lives through the innovative technology we bring to the market – from cutting edge Smart Home Technology, to the latest innovative gaming gear, consumer electronics, and commercial solutions. We maintain a challenging work environment with corresponding respect for work/life balance.

We are looking for a full-time graphic designer to join our marketing team in Cape Town. This position is ideal for a candidate that has relevant qualifications as well as some work experience. The graphic designer will work in a team environment with a group of talented individuals in order to drive interest in/create demand for a wide range of evolving technology brands, products, and categories within the business. This candidate should be creative, innovative, expressive, computer literate, detail-orientated, work well in a team, and work well under pressure.

The graphic designer will need to draft outputs for new & existing projects (digital banners, emailers, print-ready documents/collateral, social media graphics, et cetera). The candidate will need to think creatively, transform concepts into practical designs, work with in-house or overseas printers, compile DTPs, manage time effectively, prioritize daily tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Job Specification

Digital

  • Design social media graphics, banners, GIFs, and videos for the day-to-day social media content calendar
  • Design of website banners, product images, and thumbnails
  • Edit raw photographs as per required technical specifications
  • Assist with recording, editing, and creating videos
  • Create explainer and whiteboard animations
  • Upload new artwork, images, and designs to the central SharePoint design folder (applying defined file naming convention rules & folder category syntax)
  • Review and keep all brand logos, CI documents, and corporate documents up to date
  • Design customer emailers (on MailChimp or similar software)
  • Assist with product catalogue data compilation for editing and updates
  • Assist with creating and rotating email signature banners
  • Assist with the creation of custom templates to fast-track design requests

Print

  • Assist with creating high-quality business cards, brochures, banners, posters, & stickers
  • Assist with the creation of product packaging and manuals

General

  • Assist with the creation of informative design briefs & collate required collateral before design projects begin
  • Understand the design idea and concepts from requests/briefs and implement these in designs
  • Pitch unique ideas for upcoming design projects
  • Support multiple projects that are underway simultaneously
  • Always adhere to the style guide, tone, and voice of the company and/or partners
  • Ensure that copy is accurate and includes no grammatical or spelling errors
Requirements
  • A minimum of a completed design-related degree/course from relevant tertiary institution or college
  • Experience with design software and editing tools like Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign is required
  • Experience with video editing software like Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects will be advantageous (or similar)
  • Experience with WordPress, Canva, and MailChimp will also be advantageous (or similar)
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, Word, & Outlook
  • Good command over design techniques and visual elements
  • Eager to learn, welcomes challenges, and works at a dynamic pace
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organisation skills and attention to detail
  • Must be able to manage time and work to tight deadlines
  • Must be able to multitask
  • Remain adaptable and flexible in the face of unfamiliar or changing situations
  • Willing to work necessary hours to make this position a success
  • Curiosity and continuously strives to grow
  • Ability to communicate if outcomes are not being met due to challenges
  • Be able to receive constructive feedback and use this to grow/improve

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