Communication Designer at Yoco, Cape Town

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The purpose of the Communication Designer is to attract, inspire, create desires and motivate people to respond to messages with the intention of creating a favorable impact – such as increased customer registrations, building a brand and/or driving sales.

Application closes the 2nd week of January 2019.

Key Responsibilities:
Collaborate closely with Growth Marketing (performance and revenue) teams to support their needs with best-in-class creative solutions and optimized digital campaign assets (social, banners, emails, animations including landing pages, animated videos, support & sales documentation, HTML5 banners) that connect with viewers.
Create and maintain ongoing marketing and brand assets, ensure consistency of brand and brand guidelines across all new design elements.
Work in an agile fashion and be prepared to respond quickly to performance metrics, crafting the creative iteratively to test working assumptions (value delivery over perfection).
Work creatively with the in-house studio and marketing teams to create concepts, storyboards, and interactive marketing campaigns.
Contribute towards – and maintain – marketing and brand asset libraries and design systems.

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Key role requirements to perform responsibilities:
Diploma in Graphic Design, or equivalent working experience, specifically in digital media, or equivalent working experience.
At least 2 years experience working at a creative agency.
Portfolio work samples to present
Must be technically knowledgeable in paid digital formats and platform rules and take full advantage of the emerging advertising formats of fast-growing social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn including all nascent contenders.
Good working knowledge of layout, color, composition, typography, and use of imagery and illustration … utilizing both digital and print graphic design principles.
Bring a working knowledge of User Experience practices to help improve onsite conversion rates.
Good grasp of ‘real-time marketing’ practices, trends and case studies, readily sharing these with your colleagues.
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite.

Bonus points/nice to have:
Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript a major plus.

Expectations of Yoco Employees:
Dealing with People
Communicating & influencing: Strong communication skills across various mediums, building collaborative relationships internally and externally.

Dealing with Business
Preventing & solving problems: Diagnostic information gathering and research, analytical thinking, application of conceptual thinking to problem-solving.
Achieving results: Proactive/initiative, customer orientated, fostering innovation, continuous improvement mind-set, appreciation of results, business acumen, thoroughness and detail orientated

Dealing with Self-management
Self-confidence, personal credibility, flexibility, adaptability and strong sense of personal accountability

Value Proposition | What Will You Be Getting?
As part of the Yoco team, you will have the opportunity to play a key role in the growth of the mobile Point of Sale opportunity in South Africa.

To support this Yoco has built a role-based organisation; where every individual is given the space to focus and develop his or her innate strengths. Everyone has the opportunity to lead a project and become a specialist, enabling flexibility, collaboration and accountability at all levels.

Yoco is an African technology company that builds tools and services to help small businesses get paid, run their business better, and grow. Yoco believes that by opening up more possibilities for entrepreneurs to be successful, more jobs can be created and enable people to thrive and help to drive the economy forward.

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