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Junior Graphic Designer

Location:  Johannesburg
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  24-May-2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  1416037


Position Summary:

 The Junior Graphic Designer will support the delivery of the Africa market leadership strategy and business objectives through creative design that accurately reflects the firm’s brand and corporate identity. The Junior Graphic Designer role is within the EY Markets and Business Development function. The preferred candidate will have a proven track record of high quality design work, be an effective communicator, demonstrate ongoing design innovation and implement high-level design problem-solving. The candidate will form part of the Creative Services team and be required to assist in the production of visual solutions and creative design concepts that meet the needs of both external and internal clients. The Candidate will work from briefs to understand the user needs and interpret concepts and ideas into visual material that meet EY’s style and quality standards.


Key responsibilities

  • Conceptualise and design branding materials, such as brochures, placemats, illustrations, layouts, infographics, on-screen presentations, conceptual design, proposals, social media collaterals and editing video footage
  • Study information and materials to plan concepts for design and prepare rough drafts of materials based on the brief
  • Adhere to EY brand guidelines, meet and exceed defined expectations in terms of aesthetics, quality, turnaround time and efficiency
  • Familiar with the latest design trends and advocate the same to team members and customers
  • To work collaboratively with the team and internal project leads
  • Prioritise deadlines and effectively manage multiple creative projects parallelly
  • Communicate effectively with clients while understanding design briefs and sharing ideas
  • Provide unique and innovative design solutions to customers and convince them to make the right design choices
  • Be responsive to clients on calls and emails
  • Be a part and contribute towards various organisational initiatives
  • Proactively contribute to the firm’s culture of high performance teaming.


Experience Requirements

  • Minimum 2+ years of experience, preferably within an agency
  • Bachelor’s degree or National Diploma in Graphic Design
  • Proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, After Effects and Premiere Pro (Web Authoring and Photography will be an advantage)


Knowledge and Skills Requirements

  • A user-centric mindset with creative and innovative approach
  • Working knowledge of creating infographics and data visualization techniques
  • Flawless typography skills and keen sense of balance and intuition when it comes to layout
  • Excellent communication (comprehension, verbal and written) and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and persuade
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to interact effectively and positively in a fast-paced environment 
  • Understanding of current and future visual trends 
  • Aptitude for art direction


What we look for

  • Passion to tell stories through the power of visuals
  • Creative problem-solving mindset with a flexible can-do attitude
  • Self-starter with the ability to understand and translate verbal ideas into impactful, cohesive outputs
  • Hands-on experience in developing brochures, newsletters, flyers, banners, business presentations, animated presentations and various types of marketing collaterals
  • Confidence, maturity, and ability to build strong client relationships
  • A strong team player who is comfortable working collaboratively with others


Who we are:


At EY we support you in achieving your unique potential both personally and professionally. We give you stretching and rewarding experiences that keep you motivated, working in an atmosphere of integrity and teaming with some of the world's most successful companies. And while we encourage you to take personal responsibility for your career, we support you in your professional development in every way we can. You enjoy the flexibility to devote time to what matters to you, in your business and personal lives. At EY you can be who you are and express your point of view, energy and enthusiasm, wherever you are in the world. It's how you make a difference.

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