UI Designer - Parvana, Johannesburg

  • Johannesburg
  • Salary: Market Related (Negotiable)
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: IT, Technology, Technical
  • Posted by Parvana on Friday, March 15, 2019
  • Reference: GD 1002335
  • Apply before Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 130 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: Parvana

About the Client:


Our client develops and supports software and data solutions across a variety of industries.


They want you to get ahead of the market and stay there. They offer a combination of plug and play products that can be integrated with existing systems and processes and can also be customised to client needs.


Their capabilities extend to big data engineering and bespoke software development, solutions are available as both cloud-based and hosted.





Key Responsibilities:


  • Interpret internal briefs and provide direction. Conceptualise creative design solutions.

  • Work collaboratively with key team members to deliver high quality work.

  • Build and grow internal relationships.

  • Be able to present to other staff and clients in a clear and exciting manner.

  • Responsible for ensuring check-ins with your line-manager in order to meet deadlines.

  • Effectively manage production timelines and be responsible towards deadlines.

  • Adhere to processes and standards of delivery.

  • Keep up to date with current and emerging design trends and technologies.

  • Manage multiple projects and assist in the coordination of the project team.

  • Guiding work across multiple disciplines. Run internal design workshops.

  • Contribute to improving internal efficiency solutions. Seek out opportunities for self-development.

  • Generating scope of work for projects in collaboration with various specialist teams.

  • Provide timings based on scope of work.


Primary Tasks:


  • Junior staff mentorship and career growth assistance.

  • Digital art direction (Design philosophy, approach, treatment, styling).

  • Interface design creation. Creation of visual assets for re-use.

  • Responsive & adaptive design methodologies. Platform rollout.

  • UI interaction guidelines / animations. Style guides / UI kits / Guidelines.

  • Asset preparation. Build briefs / specifications.


Secondary Tasks:


  • A level of UX research & focus. User journey & user needs. Current platform audits.

  • Best practice example analysis. Information architecture.

  • Wireframing. Prototyping. Front-end build reviews (Device testing).


Tertiary Tasks:


  • Digital brand identity creation (Logos, Digital CI’s, Illustration etc.).

  • Visual design (Crafted imagery, infographics.).

  • Marketing collateral (Social posts, banners etc.). Presentation crafting.




Candidate Requirements

Skills and Experience:
  • Relevant tertiary qualification.
  • 3+ years industry experience working within Photoshop / Sketch on user interface projects for web / digital application. (This includes working with developers to ensure the desired end result).
  • A strong portfolio of recent web / digital work that illustrates a focus on UI design.
  • High competency in the Adobe products, focusing on Photoshop & Illustrator.
  • A strong understanding of digital design application. (Designing for digital platforms).
  • A strong understanding of responsive design methodologies.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • A desire and ability to lead and mentor junior members of your team.
  • A strong eye for detail and finesse, accompanied by a focused mindset, that naturally leads to excellent work that is on brief and appropriate to the project context and business goals.
  • Natural problem solver who thinks pro-actively, plans their next steps and then takes action.
  • Good communication, planning and time management skills necessary to meet deadlines.
  • A passion for beautifully crafted design that is not just visually appealing but also speaks to the user’s needs and
  • objectives.
  • When pressure is high, and issues arise, you have the experience to take ownership and lead from the front,
  • providing relevant next steps to success.
  • Experience in the following would be a bonus:
    • Experience working on UI design for large enterprise platforms / SaaS products.
    • Experience working in Sketch, Adobe After Effects, Adobe XD, Keynote, InVision.
    • An understanding of what is required from the front-end side of the project lifecycle. (HTML, CSS, JavaScript).
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We are a recruitment company specialising in IT, telco & Finance with offices in South Africa and the United Kingdom. We are a highly skilled team that endeavours to provide a personal, efficient and value add service.

PARVANA is Persian for butterfly.

An unusual name for a recruitment agency perhaps, but we like to think it will stick with you next time you think about new opportunities.

At Parvana, we pride ourselves on our ability to not only assist our clients who are trying to find the best talent, but to guide and offer advice to our candidates who are looking for a new career.

That’s why when any executive or high profile employee is looking for a new career, they head directly to Parvana - and so should you.