Illustrator/Graphic Designer

Cape Town, South Africa

We need you!

We’re looking for a graphic designer to join our cosy production team in Cape Town. We are a full-service online learning partner, dealing with projects and clients from all over the world in all sorts of industries! Our ideal candidate should be a dynamic, problem-solving person who can work in a fast-paced environment with diligence for attention to detail. They should have a keen eye for beautiful design, confidence in their taste and able to keep enthusiasm throughout the day.


We are a rapidly growing, international (Cape Town, London, Salt Lake City) digital education organisation passionate about delivering the highest quality solutions to government, corporate, higher education and consumer markets.


Our Graphic Designers work closely with a Creative Lead on multiple client and in-house projects. They will be responsible for creating design solutions that deliver high visual impact, be able to interpret client needs effectively and communicate well with the rest of the team.

To do!

  • You will be mentored by the Design Lead to understand best practice in designing digital learning content, according to Construct’s design principles.

  • Apply a foundational level of graphic design knowledge and skills to design technology-compatible
    learning graphics for a range of learners that meet best practice standards​

  • Attend squad kick-off meeting and daily squad stand-ups (until course completion)

  • Support the Design Lead to run the course graphics through approval processes, as required.
    E.g. Processing client feedback and mapping all design activity to Construct’s quality
    standards for learning and visual design

  • Engage with the latest external thinking and best practice in graphic design

  • Support the Design Lead with answering any queries they may have as they create and coordinate graphics for courses

The key skills required for this role are:

  • Minimum two years' graphic design/illustration experience

  • Digital education experience a bonus


  • Adobe CC especially Illustrator 


  • Illustration capabilities


  • Strong layout and design skills


  • Able to think conceptually and apply it to a project


  • Excellent level of attention to detail

  • Adapts to situations and understands new concepts quickly

  • Experience working with remote teammates

  • Innovative and creative in approaching design challenges

  • Proven ability to self-motivate and work independently as well as part of a
    multi-disciplinary squad

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills & ability to work to deadlines

  • Ability to build and maintain good relationships​​


  • Communicate confidently, clearly and effectively, both in written and verbal form

  • Effectively use online collaboration tools e.g. Slack, Zoom, Google Docs

  • Ability to learn from Design Lead with an appetite to progress to a more senior graphic design role.



And enjoy

  • Being part of a rapidly growing company, change, and the ability to adapt to change
    is inherently part of our culture.

  • Being dynamic and fast-paced; ultimately, we make things happen

  • Making smart decisions that build a sustainable future for us and our partners

  • Being collaborative, co-creating engaging learning experiences together

  • Keeping things straightforward, grounded in integrity, simplicity and fairness

  • Being invested; using our shared passions to achieve outcomes and impact

In return, we’ll give you


The opportunity to join a talented and passionate team with unlimited opportunity for professional growth. You will have the chance to shape your own career path while also contributing to the company growth as well as that of our partners.

The detail



Cape Town, South Africa

Education level

Ideally Master’s level (minimum of Undergraduate Degree level) qualification, ideally Ed-Tech or Education-related



Experience in illustration or graphic design required. Only CVs with portfolios will be considered. A short list will be given a simple ‘test’ design take to complete, successful applicants will then be interviewed!


Role type

Contract opportunity with the view of becoming permanent





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