ABOUT US

HyperionDev is the largest provider of software development education in Southern Africa, and one of the largest globally. Counted among the top education technology startups in EMEA with headquarters in Cape Town and London, we support learners from over 40 countries in changing into fulfilling tech careers. We are dedicated to closing the global tech skills gap and we achieve this by integrating tech education with human mentorship and expert code review, lowering the cost of accessing tech careers.

In 2016 we won first prize in Facebook's Innovation Challenge, with Facebook selecting us as the most socially impactful startup operating in Africa and financially backing us, alongside Google . We were originally launched from the University of Cambridge, and our leadership team consists of world-leading talent from companies such as Google, Amazon, 2U/GetSmarter, Yoco and PwC, and those who have previously built and gone on to sell large businesses. We are looking for team members who are ambitious, motivated and have a track record of over-achieving and exceeding targets.

Join us at a time when we are reinventing tech education and how technology can drive higher quality education at scale for markets that have some of the most underperforming tertiary institutions and schools globally.

ABOUT THE ROLE 

We’re looking for a multitalented, out of the box creative thinker that isn’t afraid to take on new challenges. You will be designing a wide variety of materials across our website, our social channels and in our advertising. To be successful in this position, you’ll be a self-starter, capable of delivering brilliant creative concepts and mock-ups and show great attention to detail. As you take responsibility for the brand’s visual identity, you will be directly responsible for the look and feel of all creative work and for the continuous evolution of the brand. 

You’ll be a core member of the Marketing team but you'll also be working on creative work for the Education department (LMS / UI / Dashboards) as well the Careers department where you’ll be expected to take charge of the sub brand and creative direction.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Own the application of the brand CI and design language across all visual assets.
  • Design for digital-first experiences that are simple, intuitive, and effective
  • Take the lead and act proactively to develop design-led communication
  • Create and develop creative concepts for campaigns that run through multiple touchpoints, such as social media, google display, emailers, video, radio and billboards 
  • Have a mobile-first attitude when designing for our website and adverts
  • Show your agility by picking up a camera and capture photos and videos of events and other social media content. 
  • Keep up to date with trending topics and apply creative thought into our advertising. 
  • Design and create conceptualised mailers for campaigns. 
  • Take ownership of the UX and apply customer-centric techniques to optimise the way our users engage with our products (courses) 
  • Participate in regular product reviews and feedback sessions
  • Collaborate with your colleagues in Marketing, Education, and Product.
  • Collaborate with the development team and external suppliers to make sure every touchpoint is on-brand.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum:

  • Min. 5+ years of digital design experience with a high-calibre portfolio to show for it.
  • Solid love, understanding of and experience in UX design
  • An ability to think analytically with a strong appreciation for the role of data to inform communications and design thinking.
  • Illustration and motion graphics skills
  • Proficient understanding of the Adobe Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects and XD
  • Be able to create animated explainer videos on our products and for advertising 
  • Positive and empathetic attitude with a proven ability to work well with people in different department teams and levels
  • A strong understanding of societal and cultural diversity, with an ability to

translate that understanding into designs that resonate a diverse audience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred

  • 8+ years experience in leading the design for a brand
  • Experience working in EdTech / Education 
  • Working experience with Producing, shooting and / or editing Videos
  • Experience with creating animations
  • Detailed understanding of Google Analytics (conversions, goals, events)
  • Experience with Advertising for TV as well as YouTube

 

BENEFITS

Flexible & remote working: We are a remote-friendly organisation and offer flexible work options.

Generous annual leave and medical benefits: We provide up to 20 annual leave days as part of our leave policy, as well as health insurance or medical aid benefits for our staff.

Join the heart of tech in Africa, the US, and Europe: You'll work with the best of the best and rub shoulders with the world leaders in edtech, developer education, and developer assessments. Join one of the most ambitious and highest performing tech companies in the space, with a founding team that draws their former experience from companies such as Google, Amazon, GetSmarter/2U, & Yoco. 

Life-changing work: Solve real problems that make education and tech careers accessible to those who need it most: you're allowed to brag about it.

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