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Digital Designer/Animator

at Creative Spark in Johannesburg

Creative Spark has an exciting opportunity for a Digital Designer/Animator to join our Johannesburg team.

We’re an award-winning, full-service digital agency with offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, servicing a number of high-profile local and international clients. Creative Spark is part of the worldwide M&C Saatchi agency network, and specialises in Digital Strategy, Creative and Design, Content Marketing and Development of websites and apps.
We are an unashamedly digital-first, fast-paced team of ambitious and committed individuals, who believe in doing brave, solution-driven creative work.
The ideal candidate is someone who wants to be part of our continued growth story, is happy multi-tasking, pro-active, entrepreneurial, and a problem-solver. A solid understanding of the digital landscape, and creative ways to leverage digital platforms to support campaign objectives, is required.

Job Description

The Digital Designer/Animator will work in tandem with the conceptual and content teams to roll out pixel-perfect digital campaign collateral across all media—including, but not limited to; illustration, animation and retouching for social media content, display banners and emailers, across various clients and categories.

The ideal candidate is agile and able to adapt quickly to each individual brand’s visual identity, with strong design skills, speed of execution and a keen eye for detail. Strong collaboration and people skills are an absolute must.


  • Minimum 2+ years digital agency experience
  • Diploma or other relevant qualification
  • Extensive knowledge of typography, layout, colour theory and design fundamentals (scale, proportion, rhythm, balance, etc.)
  • Robust experience using Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and After Effects)
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Experience editing and retouching photo assets
  • Video editing experience (Adobe Premiere and After Effects)
  • Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to think proactively, multitask and prioritise in a fast-paced working environment.
  • Be able to take direction and revert quickly with excellent attention to detail
  • Experience with digital design across all mediums
  • Time management skills, and sense of accountability to the team and client is very important
  • Comprehensive knowledge of media requirements and terminology
  • Online portfolio with relevant work examples
  • Three referrals from previous employers

Additional Skills

  • Illustration experience will be beneficial

Please submit your CV and cover letter to Rugshana Snyders:

We don’t do ego.
We solve in the positive.

While we look at every CV submitted to us in detail, given the sheer volume of applications we’re not able to respond to every applicant personally. Rest assured that if we like what we see, we’ll be in touch as soon as possible. Alternatively, we’ll keep your details on record for future consideration.

If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful.

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