Design Specialist (DTP)

Cape Town – Western Cape

YOUR keen eye for beautiful digital aesthetics is sought to fill the role of a Design Specialist joining the team of a forward-thinking Investment Firm. You will provide marketing design, layout, and typesetting expertise across all client-facing branded corporate material. This will also include using DTP software to produce layouts, editing images, creating graphics and preparing client-facing presentations. The ideal candidate must have 5 years’ work experience as a DTP Operator/Design with advanced Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign (Adobe Suite), strong proofreading skills and a strong creative vision with solid knowledge of principles of good design/layout. Applicants may be expected to provide a design portfolio.
DTP/Design –
  • Use DTP software to produce layouts.
  • Typesetting and page layout by preparing reports, brochures, books, cards, and other documents for printing and digital publication.
  • Create computer files of text, graphics, and page layouts.
  • Edit photographs and other images.
  • Produce graphics, such as diagrams, charts, and tables.
  • Assist with branding projects (developing template designs).
  • Implement the corporate identity across all marketing collateral.
  • Prepare client-facing presentations.
Design outputs –
  • Produce artwork from initial concept through to finished artwork based on verbal or written brief.
  • At least 5 years’ experience as a DTP Operator/Designer.
  • Advanced knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign (Adobe Suite).
  • Ability to follow a design brief closely and accurately.
  • Strong creative vision and knowledge of principles of good design/layout.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office PowerPoint and Word, as well as intermediate Excel skills.
  • Keep up to date with new computer software and technology.
  • Proofreading skills.
  • Excellent design portfolio (to be made available on request).
  • Creative, with an eye for good design.
  • Independent working approach.
  • Works methodically and pays attention to detail.
  • Can work quickly and well under pressure and adheres to strict deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritise a varied workload.
  • Able to adapt quickly to new situations and requirements.
  • Can work with multiple stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Measured and considered in approach.
  • Behave in accordance with company culture.
  • Shows integrity and ethical awareness. 
  • Ensures effective peer working relationships.