Junior Graphic Designer

Location: Plano, TX
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.” 

With team members across the US, the Marketing and Communications team at Learfield is a new organization bringing together several growth engines for the company. We tell our story in compelling and relevant ways to our various constituents which include marketing leaders and brand sponsors, university athletic departments, and internal employee groups.  We connect brands to fans and bring our partners leading technology, data analytics, and media products, all with a rich legacy and deep understanding of sports, events, and entertainment.


The Marketing Solutions team at Learfield is looking for a strong candidate to join a team of Graphic Designers that support our Multimedia Rights-focused sales and marketing teams, as well as additional corporate initiatives and events. This includes the development of external and internal sales presentations and proposals, mock-ups that accompany sales concepts, logo creation, digital and traditional ad creative, and post-sale execution graphics.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage a pipeline of assigned projects:

           – Work with the Design Manager to prioritize appropriately

           – Recommend / choose the right style, graphics, images, and other visual elements according to the objectives of the project

           – Ensure that quality work is being completed and delivered on time

           – Ensure that the final product adheres to brand / creative guidelines and standards of the company, properties, etc.

           – Track project status and provide updates via centralized process instituted by the Design Manager

  • Develop graphics for a wide range of projects, including but not limited to: stadium signage, logos, digital ads, invitations, presentation templates, brochures, print ads, mock-ups, motion graphics, digital banners, landing pages, etc.
  • Develop design concepts and solutions based on client direction (e.g., seller, PR, etc.), a creative brief, and personal brand research
  • Think creatively to develop fresh concepts and bring them to life through exquisite design that supports project objectives
  • Manage revisions to the work as needed
  • Possess people skills to effectively and persuasively engage with internal colleagues, the sales teams and senior level management
  • Prepare final files for mechanicals based on production/printer/publication specifications as needed
  • Display a positive, team-building work attitude
  • Participate in ongoing team training, and keep up-to-date with industry developments

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design (or related field)
  • 1+ years of design experience in multiple media formats
  • Strong creative portfolio that demonstrates strategic thinking, skill, style and experience
  • Adobe Suite expertise — InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, AfterEffects and Premiere Pro and a working knowledge of the web is a plus 
  • Excellent MS Office Suite skills (PowerPoint, Word, Excel)
  • Excellent design, communication, organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work under tight timelines and deal with unforeseen situations
  • Strong skillset for crafting clear and visually compelling presentations
  • Experience developing and designing brand campaigns a plus
  • Ability to work independently and with a team 

     

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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