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Digital Creative Lead

Dotsavvy Limited (Dotsavvy) is a 10 year old award-winning Digital Agency with big ideas based in Nairobi, Kenya. We specialize in digital marketing meaning we do stuff like build corporate web sites, landing pages, social media apps, mobile apps, mobile marketing, content development & marketing as well as anything else we think we can do well enough. You can find out more about Dotsavvy from our web site here:
Purpose of the position:
From conceptualizing original digital work, creatively designing interactive applications to fully integrated digital marketing campaigns. The ideal candidate must have a true understanding of digital creative for all devices. Must understand the intricacies of navigating work through a Digital Agency in a team environment.
One of the main roles of this position is to lead by creating technically sound creative concepts and designs. This individual must have their hands on the pulse of digital landscape in order to create engaging and relevant creative work, in web, social, and mobile.

 We are looking for the following qualities in a candidate:

Flexible leadership - providing firm guidance and mentoring while allowing organic creative growth and evolution is key. The right leader will quickly earn the teams trust by fairly (yet firmly) representing their creative ideas, making the tough decisions, and facing the difficult tasks of supporting digital concepts within larger integrated digital marketing solutions.

Being able to foster team focus is also worth noting. The candidate will have to collaborate with other team members on a regular basis, either as a collaborator or as the creative lead. The candidate should have experience managing in-house and remote creatives.

 

Requirements:

    4+ years of proven digital design experience in a Digital Agency or comparable setting
    Bachelor degree in Graphic Design, interactive design, multimedia, marketing, fine arts, advertising or related discipline
    A strong sense of visual style with exceptional graphic design skills specific to digital, while working within the framework of client restrictions and guidelines
    Strategic, big-picture thinking
    Superior attention to detail is a must
    Expert knowledge of digital marketing, web, mobile, social design for creating user-focused designs
    Ability to execute on design projects - from concept through to production, and launch
    Expert knowledge and usage of design software including Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Flash
    Expert knowledge of technical languages such as PHP, ASP, DHTML, Java Script, JQuery, HTML5 and Action Script 2.0 or higher
    Excellent communication and presentation skills
    Coach, and mentor junior designers
    Maintain high standards for execution and attention to detail in all aspects of interactive design
    Must be relentless in work ethic and passionate to do the best work possible on each and every project
    Must engage the culture of the agency through creativity and knowledge sharing

What we need from you:

    Provable, quantifiable expertise as a Digital Creative Lead (work samples and/ or project descriptions)
    Provable experience working as a Digital Creative Lead (work history)
    Salary expectations.

If you think that you are that special talent we may be looking for, kindly send us your CV on jobs@dotsavvyafrica.com by the 13th February 2013