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Stitch

Stitch

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Cape Town, South Africa · Remote
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024

About Stitch

Stitch is a payments infrastructure company on a mission to make it easier for enterprise businesses to connect to the financial system and build better experiences for their customers.

We are expanding the team to enable Stitch to broaden our product offering and extend our geographical footprint.

Role: As a contract Content Designer, you’ll partner with our marketing team to create engaging and visually attractive assets for the Stitch Blog, social media platforms, presentations, industry reports and events.

Key Responsibilities

1. Overall

  • Creating design assets and ensuring they are in line with our brand guidelines and receive sign-off from our design leads
  • Working closely with the content marketing manager to maintain a clear understanding of the upcoming content design pipeline and deadlines
  • Supporting our design team with presentation design for commercial team leads
  • Developing design ideas to improve the presence and quality of content across all channels

2. Content

  • Creating bespoke imagery and motion graphic content for LinkedIn, Instagram and blog posts, incl. product mock-ups, infographics and flow charts
  • Creating visual content to be used in blog posts
  • Designing the Stitch monthly email newsletter
  • Data visualisation and layout of reports for Stitch’s primary research and industry trends
  • Ensuring consistency of style across the content produced for marketing channels

3. Events

  • Collaborating on design concepts for themes of internal and external events
  • Producing digital and printed collateral for events, including microsites, promotional communications, presentations, merchandise, and the preparation of final, print-ready artwork

3. Sales

  • Creating Figma prototypes demonstrating the integration of Stitch’s products in clients’ and prospective clients’ UI
  • Pitch decks and sales presentations

Requirements

  • Have a portfolio that demonstrates beautiful craft and strong attention to detail
  • Have experience working as a designer within a fast-paced, commercial setting. Experience in designing for B2B brands is a bonus.
  • Have experience working with and taking direction from other specialists such as marketing managers, writers, strategic thinkers and designers
  • Be proficient in: Figma, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Have good working knowledge of motion design applications like Adobe After Effects
  • Soft skills
    • You are an optimist, who readily accepts new challenges. You thrive on feedback and encourage others to critique your work with an aim to push it further.
    • You are flexible with change and can re-prioritise as needed based on business needs.
    • You meet agreed deadlines or communicate early when there might be delays and are focused on ensuring the task at hand is fully completed.
    • You generate ideas and develop concepts that focus on the big picture.
    • You enjoy expanding your network and quickly establish rapport with others within the team.

Expected hours

You should be able to spend up to 20 hours per week on Stitch-related work. To ensure flexibility and accommodate the necessary feedback loops, it is recommended that this time be spread across the work week.

You will also be required to attend a weekly design review (virtual) wherein you will have the opportunity to present your work to the team for feedback, as well as provide feedback on the work of other designers in the team.

Benefits & Perks

🏖️ Remote-friendly Work

We recognise and value the importance of enabling remote work and maintaining a globally distributed workforce. We cater to equitable employee experiences for both in-office and remote team members. We remain conscientious about ensuring a level playing field, especially around team events, business meeting practices, and office-driven benefits. While we facilitate remote work, we also see the value in bringing the full team together in person from time to time.

🎨 Stock Ownership

We believe in the power of ownership. That's why every team member becomes a part-owner of Stitch. Our employee stock ownership plan ensures that when the company thrives, you do too.

Time Off

Taking time off from work is critical to ensure that you can take necessary breaks and have time for important life events outside of work. It also helps you manage your energy better. In line with this, we provide a generous annual leave policy, along with supportive family responsibility, parental, study, and long-tenure sabbatical leave options, designed to accommodate the diverse needs of our team.

📚 Learning & Development Fund

We are committed to the professional growth of our team. Each year, we allocate $3,000 per team member for learning and development, supporting a culture of continuous improvement and skill enhancement.

🩺 Health Insurance Contribution

Recognising the importance of health and well-being, we contribute to health insurance for all team members and provide group health insurance schemes in certain jurisdictions.

💻 Equipment

To ensure our team has the tools they need, new members receive a brand-new Mac laptop along with the necessary peripheral equipment upon joining Stitch.

💜 Employee Assistance Programmes

We care about the well-being of our team. Our Employee Assistance Programmes provide you with the necessary resources and support to not only excel in your job but also to thrive in your personal life. Whether it's counselling, advice, or support services, we're here to help every step of the way.

Other notable benefits and perks

Celebrations for important life and work milestones
Daily team lunches in the Cape Town office
Annual work retreats
New starter dinners
Frequent team and company events

Compliance with POPIA
Our processing of your Personal Information is subject to, and in compliance with, the provisions of POPIA.

Privacy and security of your information
We will process your information only on instructions from you, which we are deemed to have received when you submit information on our website. We will maintain the confidentiality and security of such information per the standards contained in the POPIA, which requires us to adopt reasonable safeguards to protect the integrity and confidentiality of such information from unauthorized access, loss or destruction.