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Senior Designer/Junior Creative Director

Remuneration:market-related 
Benefits:Quarterly Company Bonus + 21 Days Annual Leave
Location:Pretoria, Irene
Remote work:Some remote work allowed
Education level:Degree
Job level:Senior
Type:Permanent
Reference:#Snr Designer
Company:LKDA - the Brave Agency


Job description

Senior designer/junior creative director (traditional/digital)

If you are reading this you are in the market or simply snooping around for the next best agency to make your mark.

We already know we have a winning formula – so make sure you understand who we are, what we are looking for (yes, read the complete job spec) and then decide if you are ready for an exciting new chapter in your creative career!

First: quick facts you need to know about LKDA – The Brave Agency.

We are a boutique design and advertising agency, based in Pretoria, Gauteng. Yes Pretoors! No big traffic jams and no big egos to deal with.

We’ve been crushing it for 22 years.
We’ve been around the block a few times with a stable base of B2B and B2C clients and a portfolio that spans from massive international brands to smaller local businesses, many of which have been with the Agency for 10+ years. #IfTheyDontDieTheyDontLeave

We are not owned by any one or any group.
We answer to ourselves, live by our own rules and drive our own ambitions. We have never retrenched or closed our doors for any reason and even before, during and after lockdown, continue to get new business not because clients are forced but because they wants us to do the work. Exciting for us and should be for you too.

This is not a school, it’s a business where everyone is a mid-senior resource.
With a team 25-30 multi-disciplined people servicing the complete business there is no hiding behind a desk but all hands on deck only. LKDA prides itself in employing self-starting, high-performance individuals who are experienced and add value beyond their job description. It’s is an environment for creatives who enjoy owning, driving and delivering great work from concept to completion – with the support of experienced team players to assist with the work; but not to do the work for you. This isn’t your mother’s house, after all.

We don’t like to be labelled or placed in a box.
We offer an omni-channel offering in an agency context. Basically, we offer and play a role in everything that is required for success.
Strat, Brand, Comms, Experiential, Packaging, Events, Digital even the stuff clients ask for that we probably shouldn’t be doing. But then again, delivering creative solutions that work is what we’re famous for and that’s how we’ve built our reputation over the years as being The Brave Agency.

It’s our cross to bear and what sets us apart.

Now that we ‘ve got your attention let's get to what will really excite us!

An exceptional, experienced, all-rounder and ambitious senior designer/junior creative director

Role and responsibility:
Senior designer/junior creative director

This is not a design role that exists in isolation nor are you stuck in the ice-age of only doing one thing.

As a senior designer/creative at LKDA we expect you to do the following, and doing it exceptionally well: 
  • Extensive experience and capability working on a variety of projects and multiple creative requirements from brand design, communication design, campaigns, photoshoots, productions, packaging, digital applications to odd interior designs and virtual events.
  • Working with the Strategist, Portfolio Managers and Writer to unpack, identify and conceptualize ideas based on brief.
  • Leading and taking ownership as head/lead designer over a range of client portfolios from concept to final execution.
  • Ability to conceptualize and rollout complete campaigns and projects.
  • Preparing concept and presentations with Strategist, Creative Director and other team members.
  • Is confident, resourceful, decisive, and willing to take initiative and risks.
  • Out-the-box thinking and willing to challenge convention.
  • Constantly aware of trends and latest new-news in design and the advertising industry at large. If you are not on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or TikTok to inspire ideas you really don’t know what is out there.
  • Having a sense of humour and the ability to diffuse a stressful day with your unique vaaib and carrying drinks, is always appreciated.

Experience
  • Minimum 3-5 years hands-on graphic design/art directing/junior creative directing experience with referenceable exposure to advertising agency environments that you can prove
  • Broad  view of what goes into the supporting advertising elements like web, direct, CRM, digital, experiential, social, PR, radio, mobile, AV creation, TV and print production.  
  • Good layout principles and an eye for good aesthetic design and visual communication
  • Full Brand and corporate identity development
  • BTL communication design
  • ATL campaigns
  • Front-end web design and application to digital formats/mediums
  • Final artwork preparation and buro files for print
Advantages
  • Strong sense of writing and interpretation of content
  • Experience in front end web design or multimedia
  • Strong crafting and illustration skills always a win
Software
  • Exceptional knowledge and capability in Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Primary Software: Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Supporting software: Adobe XD, Powerpoint/Keynote
  • We work on PC - Get used to it or bring your own.
    If you’re as good as you say you are we might spoil you with a shiny new MAC.
What and where you need to submit your application
  • Comprehensive creative portfolio that reflects your best creative and conceptual design skills
  • Detailed CV, working experience and role at previous agencies or design studio.
  • Current Salary
  • Expected Salary
  • Reason for seeking employment. Let's be honest....
    - You're either not good enough in your current position and trying your luck
    - You've got what it takes but Home does not quite feel Homely
    - It's time to shape up and take on the world with a bunch of people who strive for success

    NB: design studio does not equal a "print shop" and no...
    your first, second or third year portfolio will not do you any favours. Only send the good stuff please.

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Submit your application at   https://www.lkda.co.za/join-us

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Posted on 21 Oct 12:33, Closing date 19 Dec



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