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Head of Design

at Recruit Digital in Cape Town
Sub-Category: PHP

As the Lead Designer, you will be the custodian of all visual elements that relate to our client's brand. You will be responsible for presenting a consistent visual execution of the brand identity across all customer-facing touchpoints.

These touch points include digital platforms & channels, delivery platforms (vehicles, warehouse) as well as print & outdoor executions.

Key Functions:

  • Visual positioning of the brand.
  • Design of all key customer facing design elements on and off site.
  • Sign off on all treatments of our brand across all media touchpoints.
  • External vendor management ­ manage all design related work that is outsourced to 3rd parties.
  • Design project management ­ ensure KPI's and deadlines for designers are met. Lead and coordinate design teams efforts.
  • Mentor and develop design team.
  • Ensure a consistent and high quality of design output. Tasks & Responsibilities: Set the overall weekly workflow of the design team & ensure all deadlines are met.
  • Review the design teams work and ensure the quality of the work is suitably high Reject poor quality work, mentor and develop the designers.
  • Work with the CMO on all major marketing initiatives which require design work & complete the design work in a timely fashion.
  • Work with head of customer experience on all required website designs.
  • Take responsibility for the management of tasks briefed from the CMO, and drive them to completion in a timeous fashion.
  • Marshall cross department resources where necessary to get design projects implemented.
  • Pro­actively and on an ongoing basis identify design improvement opportunities and push them through.
  • Ensure creative is kept fresh and up to date.
  • Manage briefs that come in from other departments and from within the marketing team and allocate working work accordingly.


  • Degree/Diploma in design or related field and or tertiary qualification in visual design
  • 3­-4 years experience working in a similar role & managing a team
  • Expert working knowledge of Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Good working knowledge of HTML
  • Strong team leadership and collaboration skills
  • Proven success at managing multiple projects, schedules and resources.
  • Strong employee assessment and mentoring skills

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