Head of Design


Main purpose of the job

The SpaceStation is looking for someone with ambition who can lead and help take our growing integrated team to the next level. The successful individual will have the vision and drive necessary to develop and lead our design department, both creatively and commercially. You’ll have a great eye for modern, beautiful design and understand how this interacts with and supports successful campaign and brand messaging. With experience in managing people, you will enjoy being involved in the day to day whilst maintaining the ability to consider the bigger picture. 

Job Outputs

  • Managing the design team as required and developing staff 
  • Influencing design led thinking across the business 
  • Lead concept development in relation to design and creative outputs 
  • Take a lead role in managing the design and creative elements of projects and be point of contact for clients’ brand and creative projects 
  • Develop creative programs and design concepts that meet the business objectives of the organisation and that advance our brand and proposition strategy 
  • Commercial accountability through accurate scoping and quoting of work 
  • Develop and manage productivity and to continuously improve the design team’s production capabilities 
  • Ensuring that design and creative projects are delivered on time and to budget ensuring commercial success 
  • Work with internal sales teams to generate ideas for pitching and proposals 
  • Provide quality control over design outputs and production 
  • Establishing and developing best practice with the design and creative team 
  • Working with other team members to deliver projects and activity to deliver against deadlines 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, supported by excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Point of contact for liaising with service providers 

Skills and competencies

  • Excellent organisational and communication skills and the ability to manage multiple projects 
  • Knowledge of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography & limitations of online and offline design work 
  • The ability to storyboard or translate ideas to designers and others, influencing external and internal stakeholders 
  • Attention to detail 
  • A strong working knowledge of online and offline design, brand development and the creative process 
  • Ability to lead design projects from concept to completion 
  • Ability to supervise and develop employees 
  • Experience with software including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing 

Qualifications and experience

  • A degree or diploma in Graphic Design, New Media or similar qualification 
  • Previous experience in an agency environment is essential 
  • At least five years’ experience in a senior designer role including concept development and client contact 
  • Proven track record in creating excellent brand and design work from concept to production 

Please send applications to HR@24.com 

Please quote reference when applying:  Head of Design

We are committed to Employment Equity when recruiting internally and externally. It is company policy to promote from within wherever possible. Therefore, please be aware that internal candidates will be considered first before reviewing external applicants, provided that this supports achievement of our Employment Equity goals.

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