Graphic Design Lecturer – Cape Town - GDL?CT0
Applications accepted until:
Number of Openings

Campus/Business Unit:

Cape Town

Direct Reporting Line:

Campus Navigator (Regional)/ Campus Co-Navigators (Regional)/ Programme Navigators (National)

Job Purpose:

To lecture on the BA in Graphic Design degree. Facilitating the development of students who are critical- and creative thinkers with industry-ready portfolios and nurturing a spirit of innovation, and inspiring great work.


An Honours- or a Masters degree in a creative field, such as Graphic Design/Visual Communication.
The candidate is required to have a layered portfolio detailing her/his ability to engage with complex brand challenges following all of the above.
Good knowledge and proficiency of the Adobe Creative Suite is a prerequisite, particularly Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.

Functional Competencies:

Creative and dynamic individual with a passion for education and innovation in design;
Someone who works well collaboratively and who sees value in the development of critical and creative thinkers in the field of Graphic Design;
Someone who can manage their own admin effectively;
Digital skills in relevant Apple packages.
A portfolio of work will be required.
Fluency in at least two South African languages will be an advantage.

Work Experience:

Minimum of 3 years relevant education and industry experience, with a collaborative, cross-platform, multi-disciplinary approach to conceptualising and crafting for various kinds of brand communication, marketing and advertising.
A solid foundation in the fundamentals and formal principles of Design is key.
An aptitude for Design Thinking and Creative Strategy in relation to problem solving, preparing for action, critical engagement and decision making is a must.
Understanding the principles of branding.

Key Performance Area:

Develop and deliver lectures on the degree programme in the field of Graphic Design;
Ensure that students produce innovative and inspiring creative work that is both technically and intellectually sound;
Push students€™ critical, creative and conceptual thinking;
Work closely with the national Graphic Design team in curriculum development in the interest of quality assurance;
Collaborate with navigators in other fields to achieve wisdomwithmagic;
Facilitate the development of industry ready portfolios;
Help facilitate the industry immersion process for exit level students;
Help facilitate both academic and real-life experience for students during brand challenges and brand activations;
Liaise with industry and conduct continuous research in order to ensure that the students will participate in and contribute to the development of the brand communications industry both locally and globally;
Report back on academic delivery to Academic Co-Navigator.


Should your application be successful we will contact you within two weeks of applying