Designer

Location: Syracuse, NY 13202
Department: Marketing/Creative

LEARFIELD is the leading media and technology services company in intercollegiate athletics. The company unlocks the value of college sports for brands and fans through an omnichannel platform with innovative content and commerce solutions for fan engagement. The LEARFIELD suite of services includes licensing and multimedia sponsorship management; publishing, audio, digital and social media; data analytics; ticketing, ticket sales and professional concessions expertise; branding; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue technology systems.

Headquartered in Plano, Texas, the company has long had the privilege of being an advocate for intercollegiate athletics and the student-athlete experience. Since 2008, it has served as title sponsor for the acclaimed LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup, supporting athletic departments across all divisions.

Our people-friendly culture is a hallmark of our style and approach to business and is rooted in values demonstrating intentional and active care for other people. The company and its employees strive each day to live by the company's value statement: “build the team, grow the company, have fun, love and serve others.” 

 


About SIDEARM Sports

The team at SIDEARM provides the technology platform that powers the official websites, mobile apps, statistical integration, live audio and video streaming, and e-commerce platforms of more than 1,000 collegiate athletic partners across the nation. 

We’re a passionate mix of technologists, creatives, and strategists that care deeply about the products we create, and the people we create them for.  We stand at the intersection of sports and technology, and are constantly innovating and evolving our products to deeply integrate the industries and provide exceptional products for our partners and their fans.   Our team embraces a casual and collaborative work environment that moves at a rapid pace, where all team members are deeply involved in the success of our products and services. 

We're fortunate enough to be trusted by some of the biggest brands in the industry, including 300 NCAA Division I programs, and over 55 of the 65 Power 5 athletic departments.  We are proud that the work we do is experienced by millions of sports fans each year.  

We are actively accepting applications for a Designer to join our creative services team.  In this role, you’ll focus on the implementation of design solutions that meet the strategic goals of our clients.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Creative Director, Design Lead and Senior Designers to deliver high quality website and product designs to partners.
  • Support Senior Designers’ workflow by assisting with asset management & client revisions.
  • Work with Project Managers to uphold client relations throughout the design process with effective communication.
  • Prepare sites for development and work with Frontend Developers to ensure the integrity of designs are upheld in integration.
  • Maintain and advance brand integrity through marketing materials.

 

Our Ideal candidate:

You are organized. As a designer, collaborating with the team and clients can be challenging. Our ideal candidate can organize their work, properly structure files, and efficiently manage their time.

You are accountable. SIDEARM is a team of various talents and responsibilities, all working together to build products that connect with our clients and fans. Every member of our team works cohesively to solve problems and complete the task at hand.

You are detail oriented. Our ideal candidate can craft pixel perfect designs. Our industry is constantly evolving, and we are looking for skilled designers who have an eye for detail.

You are a great communicator. Our designers are the first step in the production process, and effectively communicating with clients and team members is vital to building great products.

You are flexible. With more than 1,300 collegiate athletic partners, every day is a new opportunity to experience and grow as a valuable team member. Our ideal candidate is agile and looking for a challenge in a fast-paced and rewarding environment.

You are a problem solver.  You will work collaboratively with internal departments to ensure on-time delivery of client needs and communication. 

Minimum Requirements:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or related fields
  • 1-3 years of Creative Experience (preferably design for web with a strong focus on usability and user experience)
  • Must have the ability to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Must have the ability to think through creative problems and solve them
  • Firm understanding of Design Principles
  • Proven experience in design workflow
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and user interface design tools like Figma
  • Understanding of Google Cloud Applications and Microsoft Office

We’ll be extra impressed if you have:

  • Working knowledge and/or rudimentary understanding of front-end web development languages such as HTML and CSS (Please note that this is not a front-end development position)
  • Prototyping Experience
  • Experience working directly with clients
  • Experience designing for ADA compliance
  • Understanding of designing with/for a design system
  • Familiarity with teamwork tools like Podio, Jira and Trello

  • Compensation: $50,000.00
  • Bonus: N/A
  • Benefits:
    • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
    • Disability Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Retirement Benefits
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Paid PTO
    • Flexible Work Schedule

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. LEARFIELD is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.

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