Project Manager / Account Manager

South's core graphic design division is seeking a highly motivated, highly organised, passionate project manager /account manager who is inspired by the value of design, and how it can transform business.

Your character and nature should be warm, positively geared (an optimist) filled with empathy and an acute appreciation for detail (you must be laser focused), you should enjoy human conversations, and be more extravert than introvert. You should possess a caring nature to carefully manage creative team personalities, the intricacies and variable detailed communication nature of fast moving design projects from end to end. You will support our driven creative director, and General Manager who have high business acumen in the day to day running of a very detailed and specialist consultancy, who are at the forefront of New Zealand and global design and marketing. You must enjoy positively interacting with business leaders, CEO’s, CMO’s and brand leads to build brand strategy’s, brand identities and brand roll out, and understand how design shifts into campaigns, content, and marketing. If you have an understanding of business operations, entrepreneurship, and finance this is a bonus. But you must have 4 or 5ish years minimum experience and knowledge having worked in the creative industry, design studio experience preferred, and you must love the satisfaction of delivering projects on time, and under budget. Above all, you must be relentless in your pursuit to champion successful projects for exciting people who are moving the needle in our communities.

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Motion Designer

From brand flex to brand narrative and expression, we’re looking for creative motion thinkers who have the ability and edge to add value to our creative work with motion. You must be able to work at the studio collaboratively with our Creative Director, Design Directors, and wider design and marketing teams, so international motion artists applying, please ensure you can move to Auckland and work on a visa.

Mixing tone of voice into our motion is key, to creating interesting sequences, eases, and transitions that are playful, bouncy, dynamic, explosive and stretchy. You must be an After Effects ninja, working with a variety of graphic styles, assets and aesthetics in 2D and 3D worlds (you may have some Cinema 4D in your arsenal too), and you’re constantly seeking new tricks and plugins to add the sauce to your motion.

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Work with South

We are always interested to hear from talented and enthusiastic individuals eager to join our team, or partner your excellent creative services with South. Please send all portfolios and CVs to