Senior Designer

Posted: 19th of February 2019
Level: Senior

Department: Agency – Creative

Reports to: Executive Creative Director

The senior designer’s core role is to take the design and ideation lead on assigned briefs.

Main areas of responsbility

  1. Craft

  • Taking design/art lead on tier 1 & 2 campaigns
  • Advising on best design for the different social platforms
  1. Ideation

  • Lead ideation on tier 1 & 2 campaigns
  • Working with copywriter(s) & strategists where necessary to ensure alignment
  • Create 1 award-worthy piece per quarter
  1. Strategy

  • Contribution to and understanding of clients’ tone, strategy and personas
  • Contribution to user journey mapping
  • Ensuring that Editorial Board process is followed on assigned clients
  1. Process

  • Accurate time logging
  • Backing up work
  1. Leadership

  • Ensure team deadlines are met
  • Give clear and decisive feedback to juniors/mids
  • Confidently sell work internally and to clients


  • 5 – 7 years
  • Award-winning creative work portfolio reflecting your creative proficiencies
  • A great conceptual thinker
  • Artistic talent
  • Understanding of social media marketing (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, other) is beneficial.
  • Knowledge of and ability to keep abreast of new developments within the social media, Creative and passionate about social media


  • Matric
  • Diploma/BA Graphic Design or fine art
  • Courses in art direction, photography, art theory, packaging design (advantageous)

Before you think of applying for this job, you need to demonstrate the following characteristics or traits. We interview for these, so don’t take them lightly!

  • You’re fun. We believe fun is an imperative part of what makes work at Cerebra worthwhile. We work hard and we play hard.
  • You have courage. We are doing work at Cerebra that will change the way companies do business forever. Blazing a new trail requires bravery and boldness.
  • You’re loyal. Not necessarily to the leadership of Cerebra, but to the best interests of the company and your colleagues in light of our mission to be Africa’s social business authority.
  • You’re a teacher. You inspire learning and growth in the lives of people around you. Cerebra is a highly collaborative environment that thrives on more give than take.
  • You’re proactive. You don’t wait for life to happen to you, or things to fall in your lap. You go after the things you want. Looking for opportunities to add value outside of your defined scope of responsibility and influence is what makes great Cerebrans, great Cerebrans.
  • You’re not kak. Cerebra believes in a healthy, happy, and constructive workplace. It’s a strictly no chop zone.


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