Graphic Designer (Fashion) - Suncom (Matie Shop)
Stellenbosch University
Western Cape, South Africa
3d ago
source : findojobs-za

SunCom (Matie Shop) Graphic Designer (Fashion) (Ref. SC / 202 / 0719) The Matie Shops sell clothing, corporate gifts and relevant merchandise.

It also offers copying, printing, binding, and other services. The Matie Shop is the custodian of all University brands and therefore works closely with the Corporate Communication Division to ensure that the brand’s integrity and consistency is always maintained.

The purpose of the role is to conceptualise and execute creative designs in order to build and maintain a fashionable and trendy clothing range for the Matie Shop that is also aligned with the University’s Vision 2040 and corporate brand identity.

This position mainly involves graphic design in a retail environment. The ideal candidate has to be fashion conscience, understand production processes, take initiative and forecast trends.

The candidate needs to have an in-depth understanding of lines, textures, size and shape to ensure optimum balance, alignment and proximity.

  • Duties : Producing creative conceptual designs and solutions to communicate messages / ideas that inspire, inform, captivate clients, but is still conducive to the University’s brand;
  • Taking creative initiative and bringing the design to life across multiple touch points; Fashion trend forecasting and market research to design / create a product line relevant to the target audience and aligned to the University’s brand identity;
  • Executing all visual design stages from concept to final design; Establishing and promoting design guidelines, best practices and standards;
  • Identifying and implementing design solutions in collaboration with SU’s Brand and CI Department; Considering the information to create designs for internal clients;
  • Ensuring that the graphic design is sent in the correct format with all relevant information to suppliers and or fashion buyers;
  • Managing multiple projects with critical deadlines; Presenting and providing rationales for design; Creating mock-ups for stakeholders and suppliers;
  • Sourcing and liaising with reputable and trustworthy suppliers. Requirements : A diploma in Graphic Design or a relevant industry-

  • related qualification; Minimum three years’ work experience; Ability to design graphics that consider technical constraints;
  • Experience and extensive knowledge of enhancing designs in line with corporate brand identity of an orginisation and the application thereof;
  • Proven skills in converting a design brief into a creative design application; Technical knowledge and computer literacy, including of Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat;
  • Excellent skills in Adobe Microsoft Suite; Proven knowledge of production processes for both printing and clothing ranges;
  • Strong creative, conceptual and problem-solving skills; The ability to handle multiple projects at once; Sound time management skills and the ability to prioritise;
  • Sound organisational skills; Eexcellent work ethic; Good written and verbal communication skills, including marketing skills;
  • Ability to understand and define the needs of external and internal clients; Ability to function effectively in a multilingual and multicultural environment;
  • Eagerness to learn and update skill base; Passion for design and keeping up with design trends; Industry-leading portfolio, showcasing strong relevant work;
  • Attention to detail; Indicate in CV a link to your current design portfolio. Shortlisted candidates’ design proficiency will be tested.

    Commencement of duties : 1 September 2019 Closing date : 6 August 2019 Enquiries regarding job content : Ms. Charlene Wicomb on 021 808 9178 , or at cjwicombsun. Enquiries regarding remuneration / benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process : Human Resources Client Service Centre on 021 808 2753 The University will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity Plan, which acknowledges the need to diversify the demographic composition of the staff corps, especially with regard to the appointment of suitable candidates from the designated groups.

    The University reserves the right not to make an appointment. Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and e-

    mail address of at least three referees) , must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.

    The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates. Should no feedback be received from the University within four weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.

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