Graphic Designer

  • Institute of Software Technologies Limited
  • Nairobi County, Kenya
  • Dec 19, 2017 - Dec 29, 2017
Full time Design

Job Description

Job Purpose:

This position supports the Marketing and Development departments by preparing visual presentations by designing art and copy layouts, for the company’s range of product lines.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meeting with Director, Marketing Manager and /or Development Manager  to discuss the business objectives and requirements of the job
  • Interpreting the business needs and developing a concept to suit their purpose
  • Developing design briefs and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and aesthetic design concepts
  • Creating/sourcing new graphics(images, banners, videos etc) for our web platform and its channels
  • Develop graphics and layouts for product illustrations, logos and presentations
  • Assist in the creation and deployment of UI/UX designs on our web platform
  • Updating/creating corporate marketing materials to meet specific goals (digital)
  • Using innovation to redefine a design brief within the constraints of cost and time
  • Illustrates concept by designing rough layout of art and copy regarding arrangement, size, type size and style, and related aesthetic concepts
  • Obtains approval of concept by submitting rough layout for approval
  • Prepares finished copy and art by operating typesetting, printing, and similar equipment.
  • Developing a library of branding internal communication templates
  • Taking photos and selecting and cropping them for maximum impact on social networks
  • Keeping abreast of emerging technologies in new media, particularly design programs

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, visual communication, or equivalent
  • At least 2-3 years of working experience as a graphic designer in a busy environment
  • Knowledge and experience in UI/UX Design is a big plus
  • Experience in Social Media/Web Administration desired
  • Proficiency using design software e.g. InDesign, Corel draw, Adobe Photoshop & Adobe , Illustrator, Director, MS Office Products, Dreamweaver and Flash
  • Experience in SEO, video  and photography is an added advantage

Personal Competencies

  • Articulate and rational when presenting your thoughts and ideas
  • Confident and strive for perfection while being open to feedback
  • Ability to handle pressure in meeting deadlines and prioritizing tasks
  • Ability to be self-motivated and work independently using professional judgment
  • Strong knowledge of color and typography
  • Ability to manage conflicting project demands and thrive in a fast paced role
  • Team player who can inspire and positively contribute the company culture