Midweight Graphic Designer | Tech Company | Cape Town

Cape Town
Posted 4 weeks ago

We’re looking for a creative, ambitious mid-level graphic designer to join our team and help us change the way people send and receive parcels. We offer a cool office environment in Woodstock – the creative heart of Cape Town. Flexibility around work hours and place is negotiable.

This is your chance to work in an entrepreneurial team and be part of a fast-growing business that is disrupting the logistics and ecommerce landscape in South Africa.

Pargo’s marketing focus is a mix of b2b and b2c marketing with a fair amount of co-marketing campaigns and the branding challenges that come with it.

What we are looking for in a mid-weight graphic designer:

  • You are an inspired and creative designer with a very firm grip on Adobe Creative Suite tools.
  • You intimately understand branding and know how to use visuals consistently to communicate a brand message
  • You know how to translate a value proposition into visuals while never losing sight of the brand guidelines.
  • You are able to translate a creative brief into beautiful designs and clarify questions patently with line managers and team members.
  • You are no stranger to social media and have experience with video and photography.
  • Software like WordPress and Mailchimp don’t scare you.
  • You have a positive outlook on life and are proactive and supportive

At Pargo you will work in a small creative team consisting of an experienced head of marketing, a UX Designer, a copywriter and usually one or two international interns. Flat hierarchies are characteristic for a start up company like Pargo. Hence there is huge room for the swift implementation of creative ideas. Startup life also means you will take ownership and get your hands dirty.

We are tackling some exciting projects in the near future, including a rebrand as well as the implementation of environmental sustainability as a core value.

  • Craft professional design of visuals for online and offline use
  • Independently come up with creative concept and design of co-marketing campaigns
  • Beautify presentations for our business development team
  • Assist with social media marketing
  • Update HTML mailer templates (Mailchimp)
  • Ensure artwork is correct and supplied in the right format/sizes/colour codes before being sent to partners, press and production facilities.
  • Create animation videos for training and marketing
  • Police the Pargo brand on Pargo and partner channels
  • Take professional pictures and videos for use on social media
  • Take professional pictures and videos for use on social media
  • Create animation videos for training purposes


Because we are a fast growing start-up, working under pressure, coping with change and having a solution driven, optimistic and entrepreneurial mindset are traits that all our employees bring to the party.

He is what else you need:
  • 5 years+ experience in a graphic design role
  • A National Diploma/Degree in Graphic Design or any related creative field
  • Fluent in industry leading software and technologies (In Design, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Photoshop etc)
  • A solid foundation of design theory: Composition, colour, layout, typography
  • Firm grip on all things branding and ability to bring ‘the brand’ to life across multiple touch points and to enforce cross channel brand consistency
  • Previous experience with re-brands and co-branding is a big plus
  • Demonstrable graphic design skills with a strong portfolio
  • The ability to think creatively and develop original design concepts, graphics and layouts independently
  • The ability to understand and follow creative briefs and bring a concept to life while meeting deadlines
  • Ability to interact professionally, communicate and present ideas
  • Strong affinity to social media marketing tools
  • Keen interest in digital marketing
  • A positive, calm and kind disposition


Pargo started a convenient logistics solution that allows people to send and receive parcels at dedicated pickup points throughout the country. We are addressing head-on the challenges of last-mile distribution.

People don’t want to wait at home all day for the delivery of a parcel and missing it is even worse. Relying on the opening hours of the local post office doesn’t seem to work either. Pargo solves these problems and allows people to send or collect their parcels when it suits them best. In just 3 years we’ve set up a network of over 2500 Pargo Parcel Points across South Africa.

We have a great team of hard-working colleagues who enjoy the following benefits

  • Work for one of the most innovative companies in South Africa (FNB Business Innovation award finalist)
  • Valuable learning opportunities from seasoned professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Insight into the running of a high growth, innovative start-up
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Flexible work hours
  • Encouragement of own initiatives
  • Space for self-growth
  • Monthly team activities
  • Fresh fruit daily, tea and coffee
  • Start Date: As soon as possible
  • Location: Woodstock, Cape Town

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV and a portfolio to michaela.gabriel@pargo.co.za. Please do not follow up on your application. We will get in touch with all applicants in due course.

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