Contract UI Designer / Interactive Designer – Native VML – Johannesburg

Job description
We’re looking for a contract UI designer/interactive designer  to join our Johannesburg team.

Designers at NATIVE VML are responsible for designing digital solutions at the highest standard. As digital creatives they are responsible for solutions that are responsive fluid and interactive, they also design applications and integrated campaign collateral. Designers work closely with our conceptual, UX and FED teams to create the best solutions for our wide spectrum of clientèle.

We are an award winning agency who prides itself in creating work that is meaningful and purpose driven, work that lives in peoples lives. Our ideas are born digital but often extend beyond the digital canvas.

As a Mid Designer you are responsible for creating the look-and-feel of digitally led projects and campaigns within the agency.

You will work with teams of varying size and skill to create consumer-centric design of international standard. From time to time you will be responsible for projects from Senior Designers you will need be required to deliver polished work with oversight from your seniors and HOD. It is your responsibility to ensure each project follows the creative aesthetic across all projects.

You are expected to work intelligently and efficiently and explore a variety of creative options for each brief. The work is always expected to be delivered on deadline, meet the brief, look unique with an international standard, it should always meet the needs of the user but at the same time follow strict design principles.

It is expected that work produced will require a minimal amount of feedback from the HOD and CD.

You need to be a proactive contributor within the ideation process to deliver new ideas and design insight within projects.

We need you to inspire others, to play an educational role, specifically around the latest digital trends and tech.

You will be required to actively engage with the project teams to create work that incorporates best practice and insight from all departments relevant to the project.

Whilst creative excellence is required, you need to be aware of time and budget constraints.

Being a NATIVE requires you to contribute to a culture of creative excellence.

Relevant Degree/Diploma
Minimum two years in relevant experience in a digital  agency or digital environment.
Proficient in Photoshop,Illustrator and  InDesign

Proven ability to meet strict deadlines in an organized manner.
Exceptional eye for detail.
Strong desire to keep up to date with emerging technologies.
Knowledge of front and back end web technologies.
Knowing HTML5 and Flash will be beneficial

Personal Skills/Attributes
Are insane at visual design
Passionate for digital communication.
Love collaborating
Participating in ideation
Enjoy sharing new ideas
Delivering unique art direction
Manage time effectively
Foresee issues and raise flags diligently
Present solutions when issues arise
Inspire team members

Contact details
SIbo Masombuka
Native VML