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8 May 2024

Senior Graphic Designer

🇺🇸 Indianapolis, IN, USA
Full Time
5+ years exp.

Pacers Sports & Entertainment is seeking a talented Senior Graphic Designer to join the team as a full-time employee to assist in the design, development and production of best-in-class creative that connects to our audiences through shared culture passion and pride. This position will work across the Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever, Indiana Mad Ants and Gainbridge Fieldhouse. A successful candidate must be an organized, inspired individual who demonstrates a high level of technical ability, strong sense of design principles and ability to clearly communicate how their design decisions support the business objective. The Senior Graphic Designer will be a strong problem solver who supports a wide-range of initiatives and campaigns across the Pacers Sports & Entertainment enterprise, including digital, social, print media, and helping to evolve and develop the creative needs for the organization’s brand identity and visual standards.


  • Serve as a lead designer in asset creation for traditional and digital channels.
  • Create identity/logo design for internal initiatives and events, as well as corporate partner events and programs.
  • Design in-game graphics and animations for digital channels.
  • Adapt design elements to carry out the continuity of the brand(s) throughout all collateral based on supporting strategy and brand guidelines.
  • Collaborate with photographers and videographers to produce creative and visually appealing content that align to the organizations business goals.
  • Work closely with the brand team to develop the creative needs of the organization, including the evolution and documentation of the organization’s visual standards.
  • Present designs and concepts to clients and stakeholders for approval and feedback.
  • Design retail capsules and products that connect with our audiences through culture.
  • Author and develop style guides and identity systems for various programs and sub-brands.
  • Prepare images for production through color correction and photo retouching techniques.
  • Prepare final layouts for print and assist in the production process.
  • Mentor intermediate and junior designer(s) and provide guidance in creating concepts, layouts and final artwork.
  • Assist on location and in-studio during photo shoots and special events.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual needs to be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • At least 5 years of full-time experience in a graphic design role for an entertainment brand, creative agency or sports team/league.
  • Strong sense of design and thorough understanding of design theory including principles such as color, typography, and composition.
  • Advanced ability in Adobe Creative Suite InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, and other graphic design technologies.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to make informed design decisions.
  • Intermediate experience using project management processes and software.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Passion for sports and specifically basketball.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to maintain smoothly functioning relationships across various departments.
  • Ability to lead projects and take on more responsibility as the business dictates.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends to assist in game night coverage.

Please note that in order to be considered for the Senior Graphic Designer position, candidates must include a portfolio of work that represents a diverse, creative skillset including but not limited to publication layout, typography, interactive/user interface design, identity/logo design and style guide development, photo editing and compositing, motion graphics, retail/product design, and environmental design.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, speak in public, use a telephone, use a computer, speak, hear, and write.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the office work environment is usually moderate.
  • The noise level in the Fieldhouse/game environment is usually loud.
  • The stress level may become high during certain times.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, marital status, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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