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Graphic Designer

The Graphic Designer will create visually impactful designs that maintain the integrity of the Chicago Bears brand while also pushing the brand forward. The primary focus of this design position is brand and promotional asset design. In addition, the Graphic Designer will assist with all creative service elements including strategy, brand campaign, social assets, motion graphics, publications, logos, promotional materials, ads, and environmental installations. Along with all other Brand Creative team members, responsibilities include ensuring standards of the department and continuity of the Chicago Bears brand are met. This is a full-time, salaried position that will work out of our headquarters in Lake Forest, IL.

Only applications with a link to a portfolio or attached images will be considered.

Who We Are

As one of the founding franchises of the NFL, family is the core of who we are. We’re different from other companies. Our people represent a vast array of cultural backgrounds, human experiences and perspectives and we believe they, collectively and as authentic individuals, are our greatest resource. Our working environment is one where your talent and contributions are valued by the organization and the community. We believe every person matters and we can collectively achieve success through integrity, respect, a team-first mentality, open communication, and trust.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Chicago Bears organization continues to deepen its commitment to establishing an inclusive, equitable work environment that reflects the diversity within our communities and fan base. We value, respect and appreciate diversity at all levels, on and off the field, and are guided by a vision of success that includes integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into our club's DNA and culture.

As such, we recognize the additional hurdles marginalized communities may face when applying for a job. Don’t meet every requirement for the role but feel you have many of the skills needed? Please apply! Our culture is rooted in providing the resources needed for all staff to succeed, including job specific training. We want you to help us achieve our goals and to be part of one of the most storied franchises in all sport.


  • Develop creative concepts and executes production on print and digital assets

  • Adapt design elements to carry out the continuity of the brand throughout all collateral

  • Create identity/logo design for internal and corporate partner’s events and programs

  • Adheres to budget and time constraints

  • Monitors projects through all phases of production

  • Develops designs that are on strategy and reflect brand’s personality

  • Serves as a production assistant during photo shoots

  • Manages internal and external use of logos to ensure brand integrity

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s or Associate degree or Certification in graphic design or closely related discipline

  • Minimum of 2 years design experience with a wide range of creative projects, both print and electronic.

  • Proficient with current versions of Adobe Creative Suite

  • Strong animation/motion skills are highly preferred.

  • Basic photography experience

  • Must be familiar with various file format, image formatting, compression, file correction, and optimization

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Mac computers

  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS Web design skills are a plus

  • Possess excellent, professional communication skills including the ability to establish a rapport with others and build relationships with a variety of personalities.

  • Possess the ability to take direction and understand pre-press/pre-flight and printing process

  • Must be able to effectively work in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate the ability to juggle multiple competing projects. This includes meeting daily deadlines.

  • Exceptional organizational skills and a commitment to quality creative work

  • Must be dependable, willing to take initiative and adapt to a variety of situations

  • Ability to work non-traditional hours in non-traditional settings which may include weekends and holidays.

What We Offer

We remain committed to upholding the standard of being a first-class organization and employer of choice. Our goal is to provide quality support and a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for our most important resource, our people.


Our full-time offerings include but are not limited to:

  • Core Coverage: 100% paid premium for healthcare and dental coverage, affordable vision offerings, 100% paid premium for disability and employee life insurance coverage

  • Investments: employer paid pension plan, 401K with matching

  • Time to Recharge: generous paid time off plus 14 paid holidays, paid time off to volunteer, paid FMLA (including paid paternity leave), flexible work from home options when applicable

  • Experiences: complimentary home game tickets & parking, ability to buy tickets to away games and fan events

  • Gear: a yearly Bears gear package plus 50% off at the Bears Pro Shop

  • Wellness: FREE breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks, access to onsite fitness facilities and BearsFit, complimentary Calm app access

  • Connection: Social events for staff and their families, DEI Council, Employee Resource Groups, and more Click here for more information on our benefits.


We are deeply invested in the personal and professional development of each employee. Our goal is to provide each employee with the tools and guidance necessary for them to achieve their career goals. We offer complimentary LinkedIn Learning licenses, the ability to attend conferences, guest speakers, formal leadership training for all people managers, a formal leaderships training programs, mentorship opportunities, and more.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job. Chicago Bears Football Club, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

CBFC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Details
Date Posted
12 Sept 2023
🇺🇸 Lake Forest, IL, USA
Full Time
Required Experience
2+ years