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 2017 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. In 2020-21, we closed one of the largest Series A fundraises in South Africa with nearly 1500 investors backing us in the biggest crowdfunding round in history for an Africa-linked startup.
We were originally launched from the University of Cambridge, and our leadership team consists of world-leading talent from companies such as Google, 2U, and Zando. 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 are looking for a highly creative and self-motivated designer with a passion for crafting and a keen eye for detail, to join our marketing team. There is a strong primary focus on content & UI design, with UX experience considered a strong bonus. You need to be able to think critically and put yourself in the customer's shoes at every touchpoint. Your portfolio must show strong proof of this.
You will be operating in a fast-paced, hands-on environment and working on a wide range of projects: from conceptualising and executing social media campaigns, designing responsive websites and digital collateral for our brand, to styling and shooting content in-house.
You will be working directly with our Lead Designer to ensure that creative fulfils the strategic requirements of our brand and that it resonates with our audience. You will assist with larger projects while running with your own - all the while continuing to explore and push the boundaries in the ever-changing digital landscape.
- Relevant degree or diploma
- 1-2 years of experience in design
- Proficiency in Figma and Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects
- You care deeply about doing great work
- You value craft as much as ideas, with a strong eye for detail
- Understanding of social media channels and content formats that can be used, as well as to how best to leverage these according to our objectives
- Ability to work in a cross-functional team
- Some photography, motion design, video editing experience
- Strong animation and motion design skills are considered a bonus
- Strong illustrative skills
Flexible & remote working: We are a remote-friendly organisation and offer flexible work options.
Annual leave and medical benefits: We have a generous annual leave policy, as well as health insurance / financial benefits for medical aid for 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.
We're a people-forward company with a purpose that underlines everything we do. We're obsessed with the potential in people and challenge them to do their best work. We embrace a culture of growth and learning to deliver on our vision and ours is a relentless quest for improvement.