Senior Graphic DesignerUnder Armour, Inc. - Baltimore, MD
Under Armour is all about performance. Because what we make empowers athletes in every form to push themselves, to turn good into great, and to stay hungry for whatever comes next. And this is exactly what we expect from each other.
Working with us means one key thing: no matter what you do, you see every day and every project as a chance to push your field forward. In every store and every office, we build teams where everyone is an MVP. And together we tackle every challenge head on. Because we work to push the gear, the game, and ourselves farther.
We're looking for people who do more than good work.
We're looking for the Best in Every Game.
Under Armour is the chosen brand of this generation of athletes... and the athletes of tomorrow. We're about performance - in training and on game day, in blistering heat and bitter cold. Whatever the conditions, whatever the sport, Under Armour delivers the advantage athletes have come to demand.
That demand has created an environment of growth. An environment where building a great team is vital. An environment where doing whatever it takes is the baseline and going above and beyond to protect the Brand is commonplace.
The world's hungriest athletes live by a code, a pledge to themselves and everyone else: Protect This House... I Will. Our goal is to Build A Great Team! Will YOU...Protect This House?!
As a core member of the UA Global Brand Environments Experience team, the Senior Graphic Designer will be responsible for the conceptual development and design of engaging creative solutions that define and establish the strategic visual design vision and technical implementation of the Under Armour brand in global retail environments. Corresponding responsibilities include leading design work independently, campaign creation and adaption for retail environments, seasonal point-of-purchase development, fostering internal client relationships, preparing, as well as giving presentations and contributing to new business ideas. This role requires a strong understanding of the consumer journey, retail storytelling, and brand design systems - as well as expertise in brand identity, typography, art & photo direction, and contemporary design trends. In addition, the Senior Designer will collaborate and lead design initiatives with larger cross-disciplinary teams that include: retail marketing, brand strategists, writers, environment designers and outside agency partners and vendors.
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities / capabilities:
An inspiring, positive, optimistic and energy-giving team member that is a proactive self-starter
Show passion for solving problems, open mindedness and the ability to clearly articulate a strong and concise point of view
An active imagination and a relentless spirit of collaboration
Talent for crafting and telling stories with an eye towards the consumer journey - through the lens of the retail experience
A trained eye for excellent branding, design, layout and typography executions
Show professionalism and an ability to articulate and present to internal clients, teammates and senior leadership.
Visualize and communicate a clear design methodology (including: consumer research, information design, storyboards, concept sketches, mood/color palettes, etc.)
Openness to rapid iteration and short-term problem solving as well as long-term
Ability to multi-task and utilize resources as needed (designers, production and agency partners) to execute tasks within a deadline oriented environment
Work collaboratively with the Creative Director, Global Brand Environments Experience, external resources, category & brand design leads to produce world-class retail consumer creative and experiences that elevate Under Armour's brand across the global
Earn the trust of teammates and leadership
- Lead design initiatives as a collaborative effort with team designers, production artists and account managers to develop, communicate and execute a consumer story from the beginning concept phase to final completion with the release of air-tight creative assets/deliverables
Elevate design to create original storytelling through use of 2D & 3D for consumer facing brand experiences that are in line with global brand guidelines and retail marketing standards
Lead design efforts within a category or product segment to create original concepts and executions that are impactful and industry leading
Communicate and present design concepts to internal and external audiences, design leadership and retail account leads
Be accountable for creative decisions - Review designs from teammates and third party vendors to ensure that final assets meet established design standards and are ready for consumer facing execution
Be looked to by teammates as the resident expert on current and future trends, color, typography, photography, and environmental design and activations for the consumer experience
Find, retain, lead and grow junior design staff through conceptual brainstorming, ideation, design and creative development
Your background must include:
Bachelor's Degree in graphic design or equivalent
Minimum of 5 years of visual design experience, with 5-7 years rooted in graphic design, brand communication design, campaign development and environmental design in one of the following settings: retail / corporate / agency / design firm
Proficient professional knowledge of brand architecture, retail, experiential and guideline development
Experience providing art direction (graphics, photo shoots, etc.)
Experience in motion design, live action and interactive design is a plus
Exceptional verbal, written and presentation skills
Expert command of Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign). Working knowledge of 3D digital applications is a plus, but not mandatory.
Ability to build files and specifications necessary for production
At Under Armour, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Under Armour believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.
18 days 17 hours ago
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Under Armour, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, markets, and distributes branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories for men, women, and youth primarily in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The company offers its apparel in compression, fitted, and loose types to be worn in hot, cold, and in between the extremes. It offers various footwear products, including football, baseball, lacrosse, softball and soccer cleats, slides, performance training footwear, running footwear, basketball footwear, and hunting boots. The company also provides accessories, which include headwear, bags, and gloves; digital fitness platform licenses and subscriptions, as well as digital advertising; and licenses its brands. It offers its products under the UA Logo, UNDER ARMOUR, UA, ARMOUR, HEATGEAR, COLDGEAR, ALLSEASONGEAR, PROTECT THIS HOUSE, and I WILL trademarks, as well as ARMOUR39, ARMOURBITE, ARMOURLOFT, ARMOURSTORM, ARMOUR FLEECE, and ARMOUR BRA trademarks. The company sells its products through wholesale channels, including national and regional sporting goods chains, independent and specialty retailers, department store chains, institutional athletic departments, and leagues and teams, as well as independent distributors; and directly to consumers through a network of brand and factory house stores, and Website. Under Armour, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.
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