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JOB DESCRIPTION
Forms must be downloaded from the UCT website: http://www.uct.ac.za/depts/sapweb/forms/forms.htm
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POSITION DETAILS
Position Title (current title)
Graphic Designer
Status of Post (tick)
New Post
X
Re-evaluation
Job Grade (current grade)
Faculty (if applicable)
CHED
Department
Centre for Educational Technology
Section (if applicable)
Date of Compilation
14 Feb 2013
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Position Title
Job Title
Date of Grading
Grading Result
ORGANOGRAM
Director: Centre for Educational Technology
Co-ordinator: Staff Development & Curriculum Projects (Senior Lecturer)
Graphic Designer
PURPOSE
The main purpose of this position is to develop digital visual media for print and online use to
support the teaching and learning process at UCT.
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JOB CONTENT
Key Performance Areas (4 – 6)
1) Design visual media for a range
of teaching and learning projects
% of
time
spent
80
Activities / Objectives / Tasks
Results / Outcomes
Overseeing the design of or
designing of websites, logos,
icons, posters and flyers
Visual online media for
websites and educational
materials
Producing illustrations and
animations
Logos and icons to be used
in the design of websites
Taking photographs
Printed materials such a
posters and flyers.
Designs for other products
such as T shirts, badges
and pens
2) Oversee the visual media
production cycle
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10
Plan cycle according to
deadlines
Liaise with printers and check
drafts or samples to ensure
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Visual media is produced to
appropriate quality standard
within deadlines
Competencies
a)
Software knowledge such as
Photoshop, Flash, Corel Draw,
Word, InDesign, animation
packages, CSS and web
technologies.
b)
Drawing skills; ability to execute
illustrations and infographics
c)
Design skills; ability to apply layout
design to every aspect of the work
(Websites, posters, flyers) as well as
specific designs such as logos, icons
and other graphic elements.
d)
Animations skills; ability to conceive
animation sequences according to
educational needs. Storyboarding
skills to execute animation
technologies.
e)
Knowledge of photography; Ability
to take high quality photographs
and apply them to print or online.
Production Liaison; ability to liaise with
printers and other production agencies to
ensure best transition and reproduction
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results.
quality
3) Conduct workshops for staff and
postgraduate students relating to
visual media design and
development
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Identify staff and student needs
in design education
Prepare workshops materials
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Workshops are presented
to staff and postgraduate
students
Ability to run workshops/seminars dealing
with aspects of design, aesthetics,
illustration, infographics and animation.
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Minimum Qualifications
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Undergraduate degree or equivalent 3-year professional qualification with a focus
on graphic design or visual media
Minimum Experience
At least two years’ work experience in graphic design or creating visual media
Demonstrated involvement in creative activities across a range of projects
Evidence of ability to create different types of graphic outputs, demonstrated
through a portfolio of work
AUTHORITY
PRINT NAME
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CONTACT NO.
DATE
27 May 2013
Approved by
Reviewed by
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