Gecko Five is positioned to become the fastest growing modern sports media brand in Africa. We aim to create the largest reach and engagement of millennials and Gen Z audiences across Africa.. Every month, African millennial audiences will turn to Gecko Five publications across multiple channels for impactful conversation around the interests and issues engaging sports today. Gecko Five was founded in 2020 and is headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Senior Designer & Illustrator
Employment Type: Full-time
This role reports into the Chief Hustler and works closely with our content editors, marketing team and sales team.
As a designer for the open web, you should understand how the right visuals can make or break a story. You should have a strong eye for photo editing, illustration, and animation. We’re not just looking for someone who knows how to use the tools - you should be a true collaborator and storyteller who lives and breathes visual information, capable of capturing the essence of a story without words.
An interest in football and sports is a plus, as you will be tasked with building immersive digital experiences to help redefine consumption for the next generation of sports fans.
Work collaboratively with the content team crafting illustrations, animations, motion graphics and other independent creatives to create engaging content for the most important moments in sports culture.
Have a multi-faceted design capacity to shift between various types of design work, including printed event collateral, presentation design, web design and more.
Be passionate about working on a suite of websites / media accounts dedicated to millennial Africans and various topics surrounding football and sports.
Expertise with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects) or other graphic design / video editing / animation software
Experience with 3D rendering and / or motion graphics is a plus
Understanding of modern publishing platforms
Established graphic design portfolio, preferably within media / content / journalism
Excite and inspire with an infectious curiosity and optimistic approach.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV & Portfolio to: email@example.com using "Job title" as subject of the email.