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Graphic Designer - Men's/Youth Inline
Location(s) Tampa, FL
Job Code 3202
# of openings 1
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Graphic Designer – Men’s and Youth Inline Licensed Team Sports

Fanatics is seeking creative, passionate and driven individuals to spearhead our League initiatives. We seek designers with a strong understanding of brand identity, color, graphic design, and basic production art techniques. Designers will partner with other in-house design teams on Corporate Branding and design direction.

Candidates must have strong design skills, including a robust understanding of layout, type, color and composition needed to create professional designs and material that enhance apparel collections through visual storytelling. This person needs to be results-oriented team player with a passion for sports and service.

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Responsible for creating apparel graphics for our Men’s and Youth Inline Licensed Sports categories
  • Development and maintenance of presentation decks and collection boards
  • Creation of non-calendared Special Art Request graphic concepts
  • Local trend shopping, reference and research and development for multiple apparel embellishment techniques, including: screen print, heat transfers and appliques, embroidery, etc.
  • Application of Intermediate to advanced-level typography skills for font research, development and implementation in apparel graphics
  • Seek information regarding trends in sports apparel and sports / pop culture, consumer insights, new business opportunities, and competitors in the market in order to influence design aesthetic and strategy through the development of mood / trend / ideation boards
  • Demonstrate intermediate-level knowledge of color theory, concept development and brand guidelines and adherence
  • Confidently share fresh perspectives that will enhance creativity and promote new ideas through written and verbal communications to internal and external clients
  • Highly knowledgeable of U.S.-based Professional sports leagues and franchises

Minimum Requirements

  • 2+ years of professional experience in a Graphic Design position
  • (REQUIRED) Must provide a strong professional portfolio showcasing a wide range of design skills/abilities
  • Intermediate level knowledge using Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign
  • Advanced skills in typography
  • Strong knowledge of color theory and composition
  • Entry-Level Production Art knowledge
  • Intermediate level use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity working within project management systems
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; should be able to deliver ideas and decisions in a professional manner
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Must be able to work effectively and cross-functionally across all teams and departments
  • Passion for great product and design.
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced environment and adapt to changes and competing agendas
  • Can manage projects individually or as a part of a team.
  • Results driven and solutions focused

Preferred Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Arts or a related field
  • Intermediate level knowledge using Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign
  • Advanced skills in typography and illustration
  • Beginner- Intermediate Level Presentation / Publication Design
  • Traditional and digital illustration knowledge highly preferred
  • Highly motivated self-starter

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Usual office environment with frequent sitting, walking, and standing, and occasional climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and balancing. Frequent use of eye, hand, and finger coordination enabling the use of office machinery. Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the telephone.

 

About Fanatics

As the global leader in licensed sports merchandise, Fanatics is changing the way fans purchase their favorite team merchandise by partnering with top leagues, clubs and soccer brands worldwide to offer the largest collection of timeless and timely gear from every pro and college team online, on your phone, in stadiums or on-site at the world’s biggest sporting events. A top 50 Internet Retailer Company, Fanatics comprises the broadest online assortment by offering hundreds of thousands of officially licensed items via its Fanatics (www.fanatics.com), FansEdge (www.fansedge.com) and Kitbag (www.kitbag.com) brands, as well as the largest selection of sports collectibles and memorabilia through Fanatics Authentic (www.fanaticsauthentic.com). A multi-channel company, Fanatics operates more than 300 online and offline stores, including the e-commerce business for all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA), major media brands (NBC Sports, CBS Sports, FOX Sports) and more than 200 collegiate and professional team properties, which include several of biggest global soccer clubs (Manchester United, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester City). The company's in-venue and event retail portfolio includes the NBA, NHL, NASCAR, Wimbledon, Kentucky Derby, The Ryder Cup, Manchester City, Texas Longhorns, Pittsburgh Pirates and New Jersey Devils, allowing fans to experience a seamless shopping experience across online, mobile and physical store locations.

 

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