Graphic Designer

WeCode24 is a coding programme designed to inspire a hacker culture of curiosity, creativity and agency among South African youth.

This is a mid-level graphic designer role, responsible for the visual design of WeCode24. We are looking for creative and expressive design that will be appealing to a South African youth audience, while maintaining our unique creative vision.

Responsibilities and duties

  • Visual design for communication materials ranging from regular issues of a learning magazine, to physical merch (badges, stickers, t-shirts, etc.), websites, logos, signage, reports, ads, social media and more.
  • Create designs that balance clear communication of step by step learning instruction with expressive design.
  • Execute design briefs, taking direction from a creative lead.
  • Regularly produce draft designs and present these for review.
  • Assist with usability- and user experience testing.
  • Manage your time, work to deadlines.

Skills, experience, education

  • Minimum: Diploma in graphic design with 2 years of solid experience.
  • Experience with the publication process: Working with printers, preparation and delivery of files in appropriate formats.
  • Strong understanding of the essentials of design for clear communication.
  • Proficient in Adobe CC Suite: Excellent Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign skills.
  • Excellent English copywriting skills are an advantage, and being multilingual is as well — Afrikaans and/or Xhosa specifically.
  • Video editing, motion graphics, illustration and/or animation skills are an advantage.
  • Familiarity with comics, anime, science fiction, cyberpunk etc. is an advantage.

Qualities and work ethic

  • Comfortable operating in a startup culture as an integral part of a team.
  • Flexible, can take creative feedback constructively.
  • Detailed, delivers high quality work.
  • Clear communicator.
  • Dependable.
  • Positive attitude, cultivates an edifying work culture.


Permanent full time; A three month probation.


From R16 000 to R24 000 per month, commensurate with the candidate's skills and experience.


Firgrove, Somerset West.


Email with your application and portfolio, or a link to it. If you have not received any correspondence within a week of your application you have been unsuccessful, as only short-listed candidates are contacted.