Job Vacancy: Lead Graphic Designer

Warwickshire County Cricket Club is seeking a Lead Graphic Designer to lead the continued development of the club’s brand portfolio, through quality visual interpretations of the club’s strategy and core business.

The post holder will provide creative design solutions for both print and digital output, working to brief, time and within brand guidelines.

The full-time role will be based at Edgbaston Stadium, in Birmingham.

Job Purpose:

  • To create digital and print assets/graphic artwork for internal clients across the Edgbaston, Warwickshire CCC and Birmingham Bears brand portfolio
  • Creation, collaboration and ownership of asset creation for multi-channel usage
  • Shape and deliver material to grow our audiences, increase attendances and improve brand equity
  • Design and deliver content for internal, commercial and 3rd party use
  • To be the first and main point of contact for all visual design requirements within the business

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Junior Designer to deliver required artwork, designs and assets, adhering to briefs, budgets and deadlines
  • Collaborate with multiple stakeholders across all design and content requirements, including website, social media, press & media,
    industry publications and magazines, corporate and company exhibitions and events
  • Manage multiple priorities and projects
  • Ensure all work is delivered to the highest standard, adhering to brand guidelines
  • Provide advice and expertise on how to visually deliver marketing and sales messages throughout the business
  • Line manage and mentor Junior Designer, implementing short- and long-term objectives and goals for their development
  • Improve the frequency and quality of our brand and marketing communications
  • Be a brand guardian, and be involved in the development of Edgbaston’s brands
  • Understand and liaise with external partners, including photographers, account managers and printers
  • Be in attendance for all major match cricket fixtures hosted at Edgbaston

Key Skills and
Experience Required:  Essential

  • 3 years' experience in an office or agency based graphic design role
  • BA in Graphic Design or similar subject
  • Highly skilled in the use of Adobe Creative Suite; Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
  • Understanding of digital content development and delivery
  • Understanding of finalising artwork for commercial printing, including large format
  • Knowledge of web design and online publishing platforms such as WordPress
  • Ability to understand design objectives and take on constructive feedback
  • An excellent communicator (written and oral)
  • A strong design portfolio is essential and will be required at the interview stage

Key Skills
and Experience Required:  Desirable

  • Knowledge of motion graphics and video production (Premier Pro, After Effects)
  • Experience in a lead role
  • Experience working with multiple head of departments and business stake-holders
  • Experience working in sports and live events
  • Interest in cricket

Behaviours Needed:

  • Willingness to learn and develop within the role, and to stay ahead of emerging content and design trends
  • Practical problem solver and team player
  • Desire to produce outstanding designs and communications
  • Excellent time keeping skills and ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to work autonomously and to take ownership of projects
  • Ability to work outside of traditional office hours during cricket fixtures

If you would like to apply for this role please email a cover letter and CV to  commercial@edgbaston.com 

The deadline to apply is Friday 23 August, 2019.

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