We are looking for an experienced Creative Manager to join our Pan-African team and help shape our brand amongst a global audience. You should be a Graphic Designer and a creative visionary who can support the marketing team to develop visuals and content that tell a compelling brand story.
As the Creative Manager, your goal will be to develop and implement a creative vision in line with the brand and marketing goals of the organization. You will become the point of reference for all creative content and brand visuals.
Expand the scope of the brand’s applications and brand guidelines allowing the brand identity to flex with seasonal updates and the changing digital platforms
Ensure consistent use of our brand assets across platforms
Design for both digital platforms (web pages, portals, and digital media) and printable collaterals like brochures, banners, billboards, T-shirts, etc.
Work with the marketing team to develop graphic content such as posters, motion graphics, animations, gifs, etc.
Develop a good understanding of our core audiences and industry which should be reflected in all creative works
Work with the Head of Marketing to execute compelling brand experiences online and in-person
Work with the marketing team to manage and deliver on project-specific creative requests
Skills & Requirements
BSc/BA in Fine Art, Design, or other relevant fields with at least 4 to 6 years of experience as a Graphic Designer
Ability to adapt to changing environments and different cultures
A proactive learner and brand enthusiast
Proven experience as a creative lead or in a similar creative role
Hands-on experience in the creative process, graphic design, video editing and brand development
Skilled in animations, motion graphics, and illustrations
Excellent working knowledge of software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.
Outstanding leadership and organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal, time management, and communication skills
Head of Marketing and Community
About the company
MEST offers Africa-wide technology entrepreneur training and a network of hubs providing incubation for technology startups in Africa. Founded in Ghana in 2008, MEST provides critical skills training, and support in software development, business, and communications to Africa’s tech entrepreneurs. MEST is funded by the Meltwater Foundation, the non-profit arm of Meltwater, a global leader in media intelligence and Outside Insight.
At MEST, our strength is the quality and efficiency with which we deliver our programs to support those we serve. To date, we have trained over 330 young African entrepreneurs, supported the founding of close to 60 startups across the continent, and received global recognition for the impact we’ve had in Africa. With support from the Mastercard Foundation’s Young Africa Works initiative, we’re in the process of scaling across Ghana over the next three years, via three innovative and exciting programs: Pre-MEST, MEST Express, and MEST Scale. The three programs will enable MEST to scale its impact and reach exponentially more young people at more touchpoints along their entrepreneurial journey in Ghana, and in time, across the continent.