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Vacancy: Art Director & Team Lead

Sea Monster is looking for a mid/senior-level Graphic Designer & Illustrator to join our growing team as Art Director and team lead from 1 September 2020.


  • Designing concept art, look & feel guides, and characters for use in 2D animation/mobile game projects
  • Working with client CI guides to achieving the above
  • Communicating the approved style to the team, and overseeing the implementation across all assets of the project
  • Art directing team members across multiple projects
  • Liaising with and presenting to clients

Preferred characteristics and skills:

  • A graphic design degree, or equivalent experience in the industry
  • Excellent communication
  • Creative leadership and direction
  • Team skills development and knowledge sharing
  • Proactive and confident, happy to talk to clients and explain concepts
  • Experience with designing for 2D Animation would be an advantage

You need to have good communication skills and enjoy working closely with a small team. This position is fairly varied and non-routine and often involves high-pressure situations and deadlines. You would need to be very comfortable working autonomously as well as closely with other team members and enjoy multi-tasking and problem solving on all levels.

Experience with the agile method of project management would be an advantage.

This will be a permanent position (with the usual three-month probation period), and the salary is negotiable, depending on your experience.

About Sea Monster

Sea Monster is an exciting company that creates products for a global audience, from animated TV series, to explainers, to mobile and desktop games, mobile apps, and augmented reality! Sea Monster offers a stimulating, creative working environment with a wide variety of projects that require some graphic elements and creative input.

Please send your 2-page CV, portfolio and letter of motivation to hello@seamonster.co.za 

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