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Graphic Designer/ Illustrator

  • Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa, 7925
  • Full-time

2U, Inc., a global leader in education technology, is a trusted partner and brand steward of great universities. We build, deliver, and support more than 250 digital and in-person educational offerings, including graduate degrees, professional certificates, Trilogy powered boot camps, and GetSmarter short courses.

A diverse collection of more than 2,500 individuals across 12 global offices, we share an infectious culture and a common belief in 2U’s mission to eliminate the back row in higher education.

Our Cape Town office is the homebase of operations for our short course product, GetSmarter, which was acquired by 2U in 2017.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

We are looking to grow our Graphic Design team in Cape Town and are on the look-out for strong mid to senior Graphic Designers/Illustrators that would like to work full-time (40 hours per week).

If you are already jumping at the thought of working on the illustrations and concepts that support the educational material produced for our prestigious universities, we would like to chat.

MUST HAVES:

  • A superb portfolio.
  • Three-seven years experience.
  • Experience using Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop.
  • Knowledge in Hype Tumult Pro, After Effects and Dreamweaver (advantageous).
  • Able to think conceptually and interpret information and data appropriately.
  • Lives in South Africa (GMT +2).

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Middleweight Designer/Illustrator

What you would be doing:

  • Create internal corporate design work.
  • Collaborate with the marketing team including, Copywriters, Marketing Managers, Videographers and other Designers to understand project needs.
  • Create conceptual designs and infographics for course materials, including, but not limited to, editorial content, videos and presentations.
  • Define distinctive visual styles for individual courses that speak to the overarching brand style.
  • Collaborate with Learning Designers, Videographers and Learning Technologists to understand project needs.

Senior Designer/Illustrator

What you would be doing:

  • Mentor and lead younger designers.
  • Create conceptual designs and infographics for course materials, including, but not limited to, editorial content, videos and presentations.
  • Define distinctive visual styles for individual courses for university partners that speak to the overarching brand style.
  • Collaborate with Learning Designers, Videographers and Learning Technologists to understand project needs.
  • Develop methodologies and principles around educational graphics.
  • Create graphic design process strategies and principles that meet the requirements of the team as a whole.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Competitive remuneration
  • Medical aid subsidy
  • Two complimentary online GetSmarter short courses per year
  • On-site gym
  • Discounted healthy meals
  • An in-house barista
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