Hartford Athletic is Connecticut’s professional soccer team competing in the USL Championship, and our mission is to make our community the best place to live, work, and play.
The Graphic Designer role reports to the SVP, Marketing & Strategy and is responsible for creative direction and execution of all visual elements of the Club's brand identity. The position will include graphic design for all sales & marketing materials, digital content, and merchandise. Ideal candidates will have an understanding of soccer and the ability to produce creative and innovative work that drives brand engagement.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Content & Social Media:
Design and produce creative graphics and animations for digital and social content
Provide design direction for creative executions
Sales & Marketing
Graphic executions for Social, Digital, Print, OOH
Sales, promotion, and presentation materials
Retail marketing and point-of-purchase design
Communication and collateral materials
Design and coordinate production of banners, large format signage, and other branded activation materials
Assist with development and execution of Club's brand identity
Assist with graphic standards and brand guidelines
Assist with other duties as necessary (e.g. merchandise, kit design, ticket art etc.)
Bachelor's degree and graphic design experience.
Extensive knowledge of graphic production and technology.
Expertise in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Adobe PhotoShop.
Photography, video capture, and editing skills preferred.
Animation skills preferred.
Experience and expertise on social media strategy and platforms.
Strong organization, time management skills and attention to detail required.
Creative thinker with a desire and willingness to learn.
Able to work flexible hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
Ability to work well on a team and independently.
Excellent ability to establish rapport with others and ability to build strong interpersonal relationships.
Exhibit sound judgment and decision-making skills.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.