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4 Jul 2024

Graphic Designer

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Houston, TX, USA
Full Time
2+ years exp.

RESPONSIBLE TO | Creative Director
SUPERVISES | N/A
STATUS | Full-Time

COMPANY BACKGROUND
The Houston Dynamo Football Club (HDFC) is a multi-faceted organization dedicated to inspiring and supporting soccer participation and growth in Houston, TX and beyond. The Clubโ€™s brands include men's and women's professional teams - the Houston Dynamo (MLS) and Houston Dash (NWSL), a development academy, Houston Dynamo Dash Charities, as well as Shell Energy Stadium and Houston Sports Park. The Club has a rich history, including MLS Cup titles (2006, 2007) and in-season tournament championships for both the Dynamo (2018) and Dash (2020) and is focused on building toward the next championships, inspiring and uniting the city of Houston through the sport of soccer and community outreach, and creating the most inclusive sporting experience and diverse fan base in the city and state.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB
This role is responsible for shaping the visual identity of the HDFC brands (Houston Dynamo, Houston Dash, Shell Energy Stadium, Houston Dynamo and Dash Charities, HDFC Youth Programs, etc.) across all platforms, ensuring consistency and adherence to brand guidelines. This position requires a creative individual with strong understanding of design principles, a passion for sports, and the ability to effectively communicate through visual mediums.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Brand Management: Develop and maintain the visual identity of the HDFC brands across all platforms, ensuring consistency and adherence to brand guidelines
  • Graphic Design: Create visually compelling graphics for various purposes including but not limited to social media, digital marketing campaigns, print materials, merchandise, stadium signage, and event collateral.
  • Content Creation: Conceptualize and produce engaging visual content that resonates with the teams' fan base, including graphics, animations, GIFs.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with the marketing, communications, and social media teams to brainstorm ideas, understand project requirements, and deliver designs that effectively convey messaging and achieve objectives.
  • Photo Editing: Edit high-quality photographs of players, games, events, and other relevant subjects as needed.
  • Research and Trends: Stay updated on design trends, industry best practices, and innovations in sports marketing to continuously elevate the visual presence of the teams.
  • Feedback Incorporation: Accept and incorporate feedback from stakeholders to refine designs and ensure alignment with project goals and brand standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelorโ€™s degree in Graphic Design, Visual Communication, Fine Arts, or related field.
  • Proven experience as a graphic designer, preferably in the sports industry or a related field.
  • Proficiency in graphic design software such as Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere Pro).
  • Strong portfolio showcasing creative design work across various mediums.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and game days as needed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND OTHER ATTRIBUTES

  • Able to professionally work alongside high-profile talent and prioritize team brand.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and time management skills.
  • Sharp attention to detail, ensuring accuracy and consistency across all graphic design work.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with different departments and team members.
  • Passion for sports, particularly soccer, and a good understanding of sports culture and fan engagement. Maintains Organizational Core Competencies.

ORGANIZATIONAL CORE COMPETENCIES
Accountable โ€“ Holds themselves (and when appropriate others) accountable for achieving goals and objectives.
Collaborative โ€“ Works collaboratively with others to achieve organizational outcomes.
Progressive โ€“ Open minded, accepting, creative, and innovative in approach.
Values Driven โ€“ Being ethical in decision making and operating with professional integrity.
Agile โ€“ Achieves personal and organizational success within a changing, dynamic and complex environment. Ability to handle ambiguity.

OTHER INFORMATION
Diverse candidates of all backgrounds are welcome, and the Club seeks individuals passionate about sport, inspiring the city and devoted to the organization's growth. While duties and responsibilities vary across positions, we are seeking individuals who are accountable, collaborative, progressive, agile and ethical/values driven.

We are an equal opportunity employer. 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.

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