Nov 27, 2019

Graphic Designer Extraordinaire

  • Lushomo
  • Cape Town, South Africa
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description


At Lushomo we help organisations do good with data combining research, data and design, with the aim of making information accessible, interesting and enjoyable to those engaging with it. Most of our clients are inter-governmental organisations working in the environment, health and development fields. Ideally you also have an interest in health, development and the environment, as you’ll get more out of the job, and we will be able to involve you in the information design to a greater extent.

We are looking for an organised, detail-oriented full time designer to join our team working from our offices in Sea Point, Cape Town.

This job involves creating infographics (from scratch or manipulating stock images and icons), creating great look-and-feels and mock-ups (for editorial publication materials), and producing banners/flyers/reports etc. (for web and print). Although we are primarily looking for a graphic designer, our jobs cover a wide range of areas, including a variety of digital work, augmented reality, web development and animation so the ideal candidate would have a wide range of skills and interests.


Bachelor’s degree/graphic design certificate/equivalent work experience
Strong diverse portfolio of work

Minimum three to five years' work experience
Fine arts background/illustration ability (portfolio of drawings/illustrations)
Ideally, you have worked in the non-profit world or are otherwise interested in health, environment and development, and in using your powers for good.
Ideally, you have a background/interest in the sciences, numbers or statistics, information design and data visualisation.
If you think you’re a good fit for our team, let us know why. We look forward to hearing from you!


You are a thinker and a designer – in some cases, you will be asked to manage a project from conceptualising and developing appropriate look-and-feels to client handover.
Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Word and PowerPoint.
Understands how to move between creative programs
Able to design for print and digital (ideally including experience with XD or Sketch and Invision)
Specific to InDesign: Skilled DTP, including proficiency in creating and working with mastersheets, styles, automated contents pages and footnotes
Able to work from wireframes
Able to source references that are appropriate for the project and vision
Understands how to read and redesign a range of graphs (bars, line, scatter, pie) and flow charts
Capable of working in a team, often under tight deadlines, including with other designers working remotely
Organised – including in the management of files, version control, etc.
An understanding of modern web principles and user experience
Experience with animation and video editing (Premiere Pro/After Effects) is a bonus.

To apply, please send your CV, cover letter and samples of your work that you think are relevant 

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