Senior Graphic Designer - Chicago Fire Football Club (Chicago · IL)

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Chicago Fire Football Club is seeking a dynamic Senior Graphic Designer to contribute to the team’s creative and design efforts. This individual will be tasked with executing design needs across the entire company, while working within the Marketing and Communications department. The ideal candidate will focus on solving problems to build the business of the club and be imaginative in thinking, collaborative in process, and innovative in approach.
 
Job Duties:
  • Help planning and creation for all design initiatives, including marketing materials, advertising campaigns, digital and social, in-stadium signage, corporate partnership assets, and ticketing, among others
  • Assist with actively managing the club’s brand in all design applications and development of additional campaign marks and creative concepts
  • Manage a variety of design projects from creative brief to finished output
  • Assist with the development and buildout of assets for advertising and marketing campaigns 
  • Create visual identities for both internal and corporate partner events and programs
  • Help maintain brand integrity across all club touchpoints
  • Provide art direction for photographers, agencies, and vendors
  • Prepare images for digital and print through color correction and photo retouching 
  • Contribute to the marketing team’s overall strategy and success in both team and cross-department meetings
  • Execute various tasks on matchdays and support club initiatives and special projects as needed, including special events 
  • Assist with real-time creation of graphics and GIFs for coverage of the first team’s matches 
  • Provide creative thinking to help solve business problems for a variety of stakeholders 
  • Other duties as assigned 

 QUALIFICATIONS: 
  • Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) preferably in graphic design
  • Minimum four (4) years relevant work experience, preferably in professional/collegiate sports marketing
  • Proficient knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office
  • Portfolio must demonstrate a good eye for composition, creativity, and color usage
  • Experience in art direction including an ability to provide succinct creative feedback
  • Demonstrated experience in print design with layout for sales and marketing collateral
  • Demonstrated experience in web design with layout for email, web, and social media
  • Desired experience in photography both in shooting imagery, postproduction editing, and providing shot list direction 
  • Experience creating motion graphics, specifically in Adobe After Effects or Photoshop
  • Proven ability to interact and brainstorm concepts within a team setting
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends when needed
  • Well organized with ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines
  • Great communicator, professional in presentation and able to work with multiple stakeholders and personalities 
  • A good understanding of print production processes
  • Good problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Solid writing/proofing skills
  • Strong typography skills
  • Working knowledge of soccer and familiarity with Major League Soccer

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
  • Demonstrated ability and hands on experience with web applications and programming languages such as HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery and API’s
  • Solid understanding of responsive web development and device limitations
  • Ability to convert Photoshop/Illustrator designs to HTML/CSS
  • Solid understanding of practical benefits and limitations of Internet technologies (Javascript, CSS, video, etc.)
  • Experience working within a responsive web environment and how to create a fluid design across breakpoints
  • Copywriting experience
  • Capable of lifting 50 lbs.

CFFC is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and maintaining a workplace for employees and applicants for employment that is free from discrimination.   The Company does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, age, veteran or military status, disability, sexual orientation, sexual orientation or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.  



If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at hr@chicagofirefc.com to let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.