Lead: Visual Communications Design
Capitec Bank
Stellenbosch, Western Cape, ZA
5d ago

Purpose Statement

Capitec’s internal design studio is looking for a highly talented Design Lead passionate about creating intuitive, beautifully crafted marketing campaigns across multiple brand touchpoints to join our studio and help shape our much-loved brand.


A top-notch Visual Communication Designer, you have a solid portfolio showcasing recent projects. Thinking visually comes naturally to you.

You think about the big picture, the brand, and the client takeout from concept to execution. You enjoy working with a team on a mission.

You are adept at collaborating with the brand, UX and business development folk to find elegant but practical solutions to design challenges.

You love creating design experiences and have meticulous attention to detail.

You’re a clear and articulate communicator. You’re deliberate about your design approach, and you rely on feedback from the team and internal clients to further your designs.

You thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.


You are a key player in one of our design teams. Working closely with the Copy Lead, you both will be responsible for the team's creative delivery.

Your involvement will be from ideation to concept, production to launch, ensuring excellence, consistency, and quality-of-design thinking.

Digital campaigns are a focus, and you must therefore have strong experience across a range of mediums, including digital, social, integrated and sometimes even traditional.


  • An online portfolio showcasing your current / latest work. Please provide a link in your application
  • At least 7 years’ experience in an agency / studio environment working on multiple accounts / brands and disciplines. We highly favour curious minds, tenacity, and cultural match
  • Experience in a lead role within a creative team
  • A focus on digital design with a strong background in graphic design comfortable with a blended approach
  • Proven experience in digital campaigns, including social media, Google Display Network environments
  • A talent for motion graphics and HTML 5 (that would give you rock star status)
  • Proven experience with industry-standard design software (Adobe Cloud, Figma, Sketch, InVision, Abstract, Google Web Designer, etc.)

  • 8+ years experience in an advertising and communications environment with a specific exposure in an advertising agency / internal studio environment as a copywriter.
  • 5+ years’ experience in a digital agency
  • Experience in the application of HTML and CSS
  • Experience in mobile app development (user interface design etc.)
  • Experience in web animation
  • JIRA experience and working in sprints
  • 3D & animation development
  • Prototyping and user testing
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Qualifications (Minimum)

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Design
  • Qualifications (Ideal or Preferred)

  • A relevant post-graduate qualification in Design
  • Minimum :

  • Industry-standard design software (Adobe Cloud, Figma, Sketch, InVision, Abstract etc.)
  • Presentation and virtual collaboration techniques
  • Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook)
  • Design techniques, trends and skills
  • Technology related to the industry
  • The advertising and creative process
  • Ideation and prototyping
  • Data-driven marketing
  • Digital marketing and marketing technology
  • Ideal :

  • Tools (Jira, Confluence, etc.)
  • Knowledge on the Capitec brand and Corporate Identity
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Influence of Machine Learning and AI on design principles
  • Behavioural sciences
  • Skills

  • Attention to Detail
  • Communications Skills
  • Interpersonal & Relationship management Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Analysing
  • Coping with Pressures and Setbacks
  • Creating and Innovating
  • Deciding and Initiating Action
  • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations
  • Planning and Organising
  • Presenting and Communicating Information
  • Working with People
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