UI/UX Designer

at Key Recruitment
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted January 17, 2022
Category Computer & IT
Job Type Full-Time



Job Description


We are recruiting for a UK-based client, who is looking to hire South African staff based in Cape Town. Our client is a specialist group of companies, providing a unique service of financial benefits to contractors and corporate clients. The chosen candidate will start at the Cape Town offices, and this will change to a remote/work from home arrangement when the client feels they are ready.


Position Overview


The role of the UI/UX Designer is to help research, design, and create fresh new user interface designs and workflows for both new and existing mobile and web applications.


This role is part of our team of in-house Developers and Testers and contributes to the maintenance and further development of our bespoke platform. This is currently used by internal staff to manage clients’ personal and financial information, allowing the teams to offer and process financial services.


Whilst the role will predominantly be focused on design, there is a need to work closely with clients, developers, and testers with the aim of improving overall usability and creating an excellent and unified user experience across all platforms.




Principal Responsibilities




Developing an excellent user experience across all platforms whilst taking into consideration the differing needs of each

Taking responsibility for all digital design projects, creating engaging layouts, content and evolving all sites visually

Creating user journeys, content hierarchy, sketches, wireframes and mock-ups

Influencing user research and evaluating user feedback to enhance our services

Establishing and promoting UI/UX design guidelines, best practices & standards

Developing UX designs for product specifications to support product development

Resource Management


Deliver to defined timelines in order to meet business requirements

Supporting and training members of the IT department and teams throughout the Business

Working with various clients and teams within project timelines and budgets



Provide feedback to management of potential improvements to existing procedures and systems

Work as part of a team to achieve the departmental standards and objectives

Work effectively with other departments within the Group to maintain excellent standards of service



Take responsibility for own personal development in line with agreed performance objectives

Support colleagues and team members with investigating and resolving product and services issues.



Background / Experience Required


Experience with mobile first design - any experience with App design would be highly advantageous

Excellent visual design skills

A portfolio that illustrates a varied skill set and shows passion for design

Experience wire framing user flows / journeys and user interface designs

Knowledgeable and passionate for all things digital including latest online technologies or cloud services

Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite and Sketch/Balsamiq

Basic understanding of HTML/CSS & JavaScript

Familiar with User concepts including User Interface / User Experience / Accessibility & User Testing


Interested candidates can send their CVs