Are you a world class designer? 

 Your mission should you choose to accept it…

Step into a studio of talented designers. Work on a variety of different clients from property, restaurants to banks. Figure out what the clients problems are and design solutions to solve them. Things are not always 100% clear here all the time but our clients pay us to figure it out. You designs will need to work across brands, videos websites, social media and potentially a direct a group of trained flamingos to serenade potential customers. We have a simple methodology for helping our clients define their impact and your design will help them to connect to the people who matter. Nicework has an active learning culture where you will grow, learn and have fun doing it. We’ve built the business to feel like a close community where everyone has each others back.

It’s not for everyone but you are not just anyone now are you?

Interested? Read on... 

We expect you to:

  • Create briefs for our clients that answer or push back against their (sometimes stupid) ideas.

  • Conceptualise and deliver world-class design across a range of projects

  • Create concept or pitch presentations which inspire and present a solution

  • Articulate your strategies and ideas in a way that our clients can use to communicate

  • Get sign off by presenting your work to clients

  • Collaborate with and manage junior people by giving design feedback

  • Grow junior people by sharing your experience

You need to have:

  • Studied design

  • A minimum of 4 years working experience (helping your mom at her school does not count)

  • A strong foundation in graphic design with a passion for branding and creating visual systems

  • Worked across multiple sectors (branding, design, strategy, online)

  • Strong verbal, written, and visual communication skills

  • Be able to articulate your ideas in a simple way

  • An innate ability to take the initiative

  • A passion for bringing clarity to complex problems

  • A portfolio of lovely work 

Bonus points if you have:

  • Worked in more than one setting (agency, own business or freelance)

  • Had experience writing copy

  • An understanding of online and digital marketing

  • Understand code

Salary will be market related based on your experience

Please include the answer to the question below in your cover letter, in less than 300 words plus pictures:-
Describe a particularly challenging piece of work, what the challenges were, how you coped with them and how you did or didn’t reach a solution.

How to apply:

  1. To apply, please submit your cover letter, CV and portfolio (or a link to) to

  2. Answer the above question

  3. Your portfolio should include at least four examples of work-related projects. In particular, we want to hear about the process involved in developing the design or project.  


Public service announcements:

  1. Proofread! Make sure the spelling, punctuation and language are good. Show that you care :)

  2. Be aware: Sometimes the hours are long

  3. If you are from a recruitment agency, please do not get in touch. We understand that you are trying to do your job, but there is no honey here. Sorry.

Perks of the job:

  • We are currently investing in learning at the company. There is a seat on an IDEO service design thinking course waiting for you

  • Our offices are 2 minute walk from Rosebank Mall

  • We organise CreativeMornings Johannesburg which you can participate and attend monthly

  • We have an unlimited leave structure

  • We work in an agile manner where you will lead different teams according to the needs of the job

  • We work with both medium to large companies and big corporates across a variety of media 

  • Being part of a dynamic growing team

  • All the snacks you can eat

Nicework is a great place to work. We’d love to hear from you.