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Charlotte Hornets

Senior Graphic Designer

Charlotte Hornets
Charlotte, NC
Web/Creative Services: Graphic Design/Creative Services
Position Overview
In this role, you will work on a variety of deliverables to successfully convey our Hornets Sports & Entertainment brand by assessing needs, conceptualizing, designing, developing and presenting internal and external advertising creative, corporate partnership creative, brand marketing creative, sales campaign creative, and arena marketing creative. You will work collaboratively with multiple internal clients including partnerships, ticket operations, corporate social responsibility, sales, services and arena operations. You will report directly to our Creative Director.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • You are responsible for design conception and layout for print and digital graphic artwork within Hornets and HSE, specifically supporting sales, service, partnerships, marketing, community, arena, human resources, and ticket operations departments
  • Develop and maintain a workflow master plan. With relevant project teams, establish projects, goals and priorities. Have awareness of the impact that your work may have on your own and other ongoing projects
  • Brainstorm, develop and conceptualize new innovative ideas to contribute toward dynamic campaign initiatives while maintaining brand integrity
  • Provide leadership to project designers and act as a mentor to junior members of the team
  • Execute graphic design projects including but not limited to, sales collateral, advertisement campaigns, arena graphics, digital ads, season tickets projects, packaging, logo design, and presentation decks for partnerships and marketing departments
  • Prepare time and cost estimates for projects and campaigns and prepare project plans
  • Work efficiently alongside other print, video and animation creatives as part of an internal creative team
  • Work effectively as a brand ambassador for the organization and representative of the Creative Services group
  • Generate expert-level knowledge of competitive and complementary solutions and bring new ideas to the team. Work to nurture expertise within the Creative department
  • Prepare appropriate files for printers and vendors
  • Other duties as assigned by Manager
Required Skills, Experience, and Abilities
To perform the job successfully, you should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Have a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design with a displayed interest in branding and advertising specific to the sports or entertainment industries is required
  • 5-7 years proven graphic design experience
  • Knowledge of basketball and sports; knowledge of Hornets a plus
  • You will have a working knowledge of print production and retouching process
  • Demonstrate advanced skills in using graphic design software in a MAC environment
  • You are required to have skills and abilities in the following areas:
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Adobe InDesign
    • Apple Keynote and/or Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality
  • Present self in professional manner and have ability to interact with all levels of organization and outside contacts
  • Possess creative versatility, conceptual/visual ability and originality
  • Ability to understand and achieve the functional purposes and business goals of each assigned project
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills; listening and working well with others and in a team environment
  • Ability to prioritize work activities, use time efficiently and be highly organized
  • Possess excellent communication skills, including written and verbal, and have the ability to present ideas clearly and concisely
  • Strong ability to turn abstract concepts and messages into compelling visual storytelling
  • Proven ability to adapt to change in the work environment; capable of balancing multiple demands, projects, and changes simultaneously
  • Must be honest and possess integrity
  • Openness to coaching and differentiating perspectives
  • Willing to work extended hours including nights, weekends, holidays
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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