Graphic Designer

New Jersey Devils

Full Time
New Jersey Devils
Newark, NJ

Job Details

Job Title: Graphic Designer

Department:  Brand & Marketing

Reports To: Senior Art Director, Brand & Marketing

 

Prudential Center is a world-class sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Newark, New Jersey. Opened in October 2007, the state-of-the-art arena is the home of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) three-time Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils, Seton Hall University’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball program, and more than 175 concerts, family shows and special events each year. Ranked in the Top 10 nationally by Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today, Prudential Center is recognized as one of the premier venues in the United States and around the world, and welcomes 1.75 million guests annually. Prudential Center is also home to the brand-new GRAMMY Museum Experience, the first and only of its kind on the east coast.

                                                                        

Position Summary

The Graphic Designer supports all marketing efforts through the design of forward thinking, creative graphic elements that maintains the New Jersey Devils, Prudential Center and Grammy Museum Experience as world-class brands across both traditional and interactive mediums.  The mediums include brand campaign assets, ticket sales material, print, OOH, in-arena signage, direct mail, digital content, logos, etc.  The Graphic Designer must be a team player who can balance creativity and tight deadlines in our fast-paced environment.  Hard work, a positive attitude and dedication are essential to this position.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Designs original creative elements
  • Adapts design elements to carry out the continuity of the brands throughout all collateral
  • Leads certain design projects, including ticket sales material (fliers, graphics, direct mail), advertising (digital ads, OOH), in-arena graphics, promotional items, internal communication pieces and presentations, program logos
  • Collaborates with digital marketing to create e-mail and web graphic layouts and design
  • Conceptualizing and building custom creative concepts for sales pitches and client presentations
  • Proofs all materials in an accurate manner, delivering high-quality, on-time and error-free drafts
  • Serve as a brand ambassador in regards to logo usage and graphic standards
  • Maintains ongoing internal communication with key partners as needed
  • Works on multiple design projects at any given time and execute in a timely fashion
  • Able to work independently, as well as within a team
  • Capable of working on and managing multiple design projects at a given time and executing quickly
  • Detail-oriented, especially under deadline pressure
  • Highly creative, with a balance of strategic vision and day-to-day productivity
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Highly organized and communicative
  • Positive attitude
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Desired Skills and Experience

  • BA/BS in graphic design
  • Two to five years of graphic design experience preferably from a design or advertising agency or sports and entertainment entity
  • Competency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator)
  • Knowledge of AfterEffects and Flash is a plus
  • Solid design sense; thorough understanding of design theory including principles such as color, typography and composition
  • Competency with DSLR Cameras and photo manipulation
  • Knowledge of print production and the pre-press process
  • Familiarity with social media and digital user experience design
  • Experience with client relationships, understanding client needs and meeting deadlines
  • Experience working collaboratively across multiple departments
  • Able to work independently, as well as within a team
  • Capable of working on and managing multiple design projects at a given time and executing quickly
  • Detail-oriented, especially under deadline pressure
  • Highly creative, with a balance of strategic vision and day-to-day productivity
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Highly organized and communicative
  • Positive attitude
  • Experience and passion for sports and/or entertainment preferred
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed

 

Certifications

Not Required.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

 

Travel Requirements

Travel required on a TBD basis (<10% travel); trips may require air travel and/or overnight stay for one or more nights.

 

Physical Demands

This position requires the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

 

Work Environment

This position generally requires that work be performed from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ but attendance at events taking place in the arena or offsite, including on weekends and/or holidays, may be required. 

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