EY Senior Graphic Designer: Creative Services in Johannesburg, South Africa

Senior Graphic Designer: Creative Services

Core Business Services

Requisition # JOH0026T

Post Date Sep 15, 2018

Role purpose:

To support the delivery of the Africa market leadership strategy and business objectives through creative design that accurately reflects the firm’s brand and corporate identity. Display strategic insight into the business and communication needs of clients. Create strategically sound communication campaigns and winning business proposals.

Key activities

Inputs required

Outputs measurements

Creativity and strategic thinking

· Proactively share ideas with the Africa Brand, Marketing and Communication management team.

· Influence the design trends within EY Africa and solutions to improveBrand, Marketing and Communication

· Think beyond visual interpretation to create a visual solution that is both strategic and creative within brand guidelines

· Perception of a strategic business advisor for Creative Direction

· Focus on design and strategic execution of key winning business initiatives and creative conceptualization

· Strategic winning proposals, packaging and presentations

· Positively influence the win rate of clients

Client and service excellence

· Interpret and understand the clients’ needs and objectives

· Develop a concept to suit these requirements

· Liaise with the client on cost effective and innovative solutions

· Practice effective communication with clients throughout project

· Engage with the client through persuasive and diplomatic communication

· Present ideas to clients at all levels

· Exceptional attention to detail

· Prepare all work for production and work with external vendors independently with no supervision

· Positive feedback and reviews from clients

· Excellent client service

· Exceed client expectation

· Minimal reverts on work due to oversight and designer error

· Display key understanding of repro and produce high quality end products

Time and account management

· Planning of own daily schedule to meet deadlines

· Liaising with external vendors to ensure accurate quotes received and deadlines for client deliverables are met

· Effectively plan projects

· Personal time management

· Provide expected brand guidelines to the firm

· Be updated on all brand changes

· Proof reading and checking all information is accurate

· Backing up of all work completed and in progress on a daily basis

· All deadlines are to be met

· Ownership of the job worked and commitment to client delivery

· Management of print costs per project

· Timeous attendance for work and meetings

· Planning of time per project

· Accurate overtime submitted when required

· Attendance at work

· Meet personal deadlines for projects

· Compliance to the EY standards

· Research and network growing globally

· Archived files are easily accessible by team


· Guide, coach and assist junior designers

· Brainstorm and concept development

· Synergistic approach and interaction with BMC team

· Assist team members with work

· Show leadership

· Provide support and ideas

· Effective team interaction

· Positive feedback from peers

· Proactively help team with work if they have availability

· Offer solutions to assist team members

Personal attributes


· Graphic design qualification – minimum 3 years

· 5 -7 years of work experience in agency or corporate

· Strong communication ability in both verbal and written English

· Project management

· Extensive working knowledge of layout and printing process

· Experience in use of Apple Mac

· Superior knowledge and application of design and other software (Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Keynote)

· Digital design experience is an advantage

· Strong communication ability in both verbal and written English

· Exceptional attention to detail


· Creativity and innovation

· Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to engage with people at all levels

· Articulate, persuasive and diplomatic

· Ability to work independently as well as in a team

· Proactive and solutions orientated

· Excellent time management skills

· Flexibility with working hours

· Work with minimal supervision