Design Manager

Chicago Blackhawks

Design Manager | Chicago Blackhawks

Design Manager

Chicago Blackhawks

Apply by 6/26/2023

Posted 11 days ago

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Chicago, IL, USA

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 Job Description

A successful candidate must be an organized, inspired individual who demonstrates a high level of technical ability, a strong sense of design principles, attention to detail, and experience supervising design staff. We are looking for a smart, skilled, passionate person who understands how to align design decisions to business goals.

How You’ll Contribute:    

  • Work with Director, Creative to define and establish creative strategy and transform high-level client needs into engaging creative, including evolving the organization’s brand identity and visual standards
  • Assist Director, Creative with  unifying the brand look and feel across digital and in stadium production departments
  • Create and maintain design standards and guidelines to ensure consistency in all visual materials
  • Develop seasonal style guidelines and campaign “look books” ensuring a strong and distinguishable visual identity to be implemented across all touchpoints.
  • Lead and manage a team of designers to ensure surgical execution and consistent delivery of high-quality visual content across all platforms and materials
  • Collaborate with internal teams, such as marketing and digital, to conceptualize and execute projects that engage fans and promote the Blackhawks brand
  • Stay current with design trends and technology, and bring new ideas and techniques to the team
  • Oversee and approve all design projects from concept to completion
  • Serve as a design lead in asset creation for Blackhawks  channels, including, social media, in-venue and e-mail/digital marketing
  • Assist production team(s) on location and in-studio during photo shoots and special events.
  • Responsible for daily logo usages approvals by internal and external partners
  • Participate and lead brainstorming sessions with creative and production staffs  

Qualifications RequiredQualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or related industry experience.
  • Minimum 6+ years of full-time experience in a creative role for an entertainment brand, creative agency or sports team/league, with 1-3 years in a supervisory role.
  • Strong sense of design and thorough understanding of design theory including principles such as color, typography, and composition.
  • Advanced ability in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects) and other graphic design technologies.
  • In depth understanding of motion design and motion principles
  • Intermediate experience using project management processes and software.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong ability to multi-task and uses time efficiently.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to maintain smoothly functioning relationships across various departments.
  • Excellent communication skills including written and verbal; ability to present ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends to assist in game night coverage.

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