The Associate Director of Creative Services – Senior Graphic Designer will work with the Director of Creative Services to spearhead graphic design efforts and work with the creative team to support the print, digital, photography, and motion graphic needs of Purdue Athletics. This position will also lead departmental efforts to update and enhance facility branding and serve as the main contact for brand standard compliance outside of the Creative Services department. Additional duties will include but are not limited to:
Leading graphic design team in conceptualization and creation of social media graphics for marketing, ticket sales, and individual sport communication
Supporting the creative team with graphic content for video productions and motion graphic content as needed
Assisting in the development of sales and brand campaigns
Gaining an understanding of targeted audiences and strategically building creative advertising pieces accordingly
Serving as brand liaison for the athletics department
Production management of all facility graphic requests which includes sport-by-sport needs for yearly installation updates such as locker room nameplates, exterior banners, etc.
Working with vendors on pricing, production and installation
Working with the recruiting committee in ideation and planning of sport-by-sport recruiting graphic needs
Working with teams and communication staffs on needs and development of templates
Conceptualization and creation of posters and other collateral material for all sports, as well as event credentials and parking passes
Design and layout the department’s quarterly magazine FORGE
Proactively aligning project execution and campaign direction with department and company goals while maintaining a sales and branding focus at all times
Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Visual Design, Multimedia or related field of study
4 years design and advertising experience within the sports, entertainment, or advertising industry
Must have a working knowledge of print production
Professional competency with Adobe Creative Suite with an emphasis on Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
Ability to work independently and with a creative team on projects from concept to completion while exhibiting strong leadership skills and the ability to accept constructive criticism
Possess a firm understanding of the principles of art/design and possess the ability to use that knowledge to create aesthetically pleasing, impactful graphic content
Ability to manage several projects concurrently and be able to adapt quickly to changing priorities
Experience in fast-paced work environments
Must be an effective communicator and have the ability to clearly and concisely explain project ideas and details
Must be able to lead a team comprised of full-time staff and students as well as interact effectively with administration, coaches, student-athletes, support staff, and vendors
Ability to understand the importance of brand standards and operate within identity guidelines
Must possess an expansive knowledge of sports and adhere to the applicable rules and standards of the Big ten Conference, the NCAA, and the Big Ten Network
Ability to work extended hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.
Proactive, creative thinker able to troubleshoot issues and solve problems
Experience with photography and motion graphics
Experience with After Effects
Knowledge of current internet design standards
About Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics
Purdue will not sponsor work authorization for this position.
A background check will be required for employment in this position.
FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime).
Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women. Individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
All applicants must apply online at Purdue University to be considered.
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