9-5 Monday to Friday
Salary: Subject to experience
Location: Rosebank, Johannesburg
Discretionary Bonus Scheme
Discretionary commission on new business
Flexible hours and leave days
Futura is a design studio based in Rosebank, Johannesburg. We work predominantly in design-based advertising and communication design. We have a strong focus on branding, campaign design, art direction and conceptual design. We are medium agnostic and work across experiential, print, broadcast, digital and architectural graphic design.
At Futura we strive for a bigger future though better design. We believe in the transformative power of good design, for each member of the studio, for our clients and for our country. We strive to change the world around us for the better through the practice of design. We are looking for candidates who share our passion for positive change.-
Our studio culture is to be optimistic, open and collaborative and that influences the way we work and design everyday.
We create team roles for each project assignment and encourage people to create their own roles in projects based on their aspirations and interests. We do this to continuously develop ourselves as designers and to uncover new and unique design solutions.
We take pride in our work and the work’s ability to transform people. With that in mind we like our team members to take full ownership of their work and use it to the betterment of their future careers.They are also encouraged to build their own relationships with clients, suppliers and the design industry.
We implement flexible office working hours but at the same time we aim to spend most of our time in the studio working together, where we can collectively solve problems. To us work life balance is important and we encourage that within our team.
We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive studio and we believe that different backgrounds and experiences builds a stronger team. Candidate designers must therefore understand their role in greater society and have a passion for impactful work that makes real human connections.
We pride ourselves in working with companies and partners who understand and respect the impact and value of design. For this reason we carefully choose the projects we work on based on our own set of criteria.-
We are looking for someone with a degree in design and a minimum of 4 years experience in the design industry that loves learning and influencing their own development. The role will require a combination of strong conceptual skills and detailed design execution working with a variety of industries and mediums. A very good understanding of the Adobe design suite is imperative along with a keen sense of current global design styles and discourse. Practical print knowledge or editing skills is not a necessity, but beneficial.-
We work in an agile process that starts with concept design. This conceptual design process is important to help inform our work and help us test our solutions. Concept design work can be done in a variety of mediums or software programs and can take weeks or hours depending on the project, but it is always the most important step in anything we do as a studio. We are looking for designers with strong conceptual abilities and the skill to execute on them.
Art Direction and Campaign Design
The visual direction of any project is guided by our conceptual design phase. The visual direction is considered by everyone in the project team. Our style of art direction focuses on more than just advertising and includes space, packaging and experiences. To us art direction is as much about aesthetics and emotion as it is about the clarity of the intended message.
Branding and Space design
This is a large part of what we do. From logo’s to fully developed brand experiences. Our design solutions does not follow a particular style but is guided by a strong understanding of the intended user and is always rooted in the timeless principles fo graphic design. Typography is a cornerstone of our design ethos and we expect candidates to show a very good understanding and appreciation of the power of typography within communication design.
Design and conceptualisation of:
Posters, Spaces, Packaging, Campaigns, Social Content, Logos and brand marks, Brand guidelines, Interfaces, User journeys, Apparel, Layouts, Storyboards, Mood Boards, Presentation templates, Pitch documents, signage and merchandise.-
Clients include Nike, Southern Contemporary Art Collection, Sportscene, Kaiser Chiefs, Johannesburg Contemporary Art Foundation, Domino’s Pizza, Starbucks, Standard Bank, Praekelt Foundation and Rex Innovation.-
Send us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with a short introduction, your CV and links to LinkedIn and/or Behance. Qualifying candidates must include an online or PDF portfolio. Although we work in advertising we are not only looking for advertising portfolios. A good variety of graphic design based projects will be appreciated.Apply
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