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Job offered: Junior Designer/Finished Artist

This article was posted on Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Job Title: Junior Designer/Finished Artist

Type: Permanent, 8.30–17.00, Monday to Friday

Job level: mid weight

Location: Paarden Eiland, Cape Town

To start: ASAP

Salary:   R10000.00 – R12000.00 per month cost to company  (dependent on skills and experience); no medical aid or pension

Education level: Diploma

Skills required:

  • Minimum three years’ recent design working experience which must include finished art
  • Adobe CC: InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat and Illustrator
  • Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • In-depth knowledge of repro and print processes
  • Typesetting and layout skills
  • Basic design experience
  • Ability to follow client campaign guidelines
  • A strong eye for detail, work methodically and accurately
  • Deliver error-free work within strict deadlines, while balancing speed and quality
  • Able to prioritise a varied workload
  • Flexible and able to adapt quickly to new creative briefs
  • Able to follow a design brief closely and accurately
  • Ability to multitask
  • Creative, with an eye for good design
  • Be able to work independently as well as in a small team
  • Friendly, positive attitude towards work
  • Willing to work overtime on the odd occasion
  • Good language skills

Key responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with creative director and art director to interpret and execute creative briefs
  • Finished art and adaptation of artwork to various specs while maintaining creative integrity
  • Retouching, deep-etching, masking, comping, grading
  • Ensure adherence to various clients’ brand / CI guidelines, and ensure continuity of style across client campaigns
  • Implement and maintain all colour and quality standards
  • Prepare print ready artwork for various print processes
  • Check proofs, or preliminary layouts, for errors and make corrections
  • Finalise formatted documents for printing or electronic publication
  • Be active part of all briefing, brainstorming, creative/art direction meetings

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To apply, please send CV to bernadette@powerof9.co.za

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