Graphic Designer - Nike Apparel

Florida - Tampa /
Fanatics Brands – FB Corporate /
Salaried
Company Overview
 
Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform to ignite and harness the passions of fans and maximize the presence and reach for hundreds of partners globally. Optimizing these long-standing partnerships, a database of more than 80 million global consumers and a trusted, recognizable brand name, Fanatics is expanding beyond its position as a global leader for licensed sports merchandise to now becoming a next-gen digital sports platform, featuring an array of offerings for fans across the sports ecosystem.
 
The Fanatics family of companies currently includes Fanatics Commerce, a vertically-integrated licensed merchandise business that has changed the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel, jerseys, headwear and hardgoods through a tech-infused approach to making and quickly distributing fan gear in today’s 24/7 mobile-first economy; Candy Digital, a digital collectibles company that is partnering with prominent sports properties, including MLB and MLBPA, to build an official NFT ecosystem; Fanatics Collectibles, through Topps as a cornerstone of the business, building a new model for the collectibles and trading cards hobby with top leagues and players association partners; and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, a mobile betting, gaming and retail sportsbook platform. Fanatics’ partners include all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA) and hundreds of collegiate and professional teams, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs.
 
As a market leader with more than 9,000 employees, and hundreds of partners, suppliers, and vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives.
 
At Fanatics, we’re a diverse, passionate group of employees aiming to ignite pride and passion in the fans we outfit, celebrate and support.  We recognize that diversity helps drive and foster innovation, and through our IDEA program (inclusion, diversity, equality and advocacy) at Fanatics we provide employees with tools and resources to feel connected and engaged in who they are and what they do to support the ultimate fan experience.
 

Creative, passionate and driven Graphic Designer that utilizes a strong sense of brand identity, color, graphic design, and basic production art techniques to create professional designs and develop seasonal sports apparel assortments. The Designer will partner with other in-house design teams to maintain Corporate Branding and season creative direction that enhance individual Leagues through visual storytelling. This person needs to be results-oriented, team player with a passion for sports. 

Responsibilities

    • Responsible for creating apparel graphics for our licensed sports business and for the build out of master art files, inclusive of licensing sheet which includes size based on specs, decoration for building of materials (BOM), call outs on full size art, appropriate branding, and the addition of copyrights (& rules) as needed
    • Creation of non-calendared special art request graphic concepts
    • Local trend shopping, reference and research and development for multiple apparel embellishment techniques, including: screen print, heat transfers and appliques, embroidery, etc.
    • Application of Intermediate-level typography skills for font research, development, and implementation in apparel graphics
    • Maintain an active understanding of trends in sports apparel and sports / pop culture, consumer insights, new business opportunities, and competitors in the market to influence design aesthetic and strategy through the development of mood, trend, and ideation boards
    • Assist in the development and maintenance of presentation decks, collection boards, supporting brand and league systems administration
    • Confidently share fresh perspectives that will enhance creativity and promote new ideas through written and verbal communications to internal partners

Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in Arts or related field or the equivalent combination of education, training, or work experience.
    • 2+ years of experience in retail, Licensing, or Sports related experience a plus.
    • (REQUIRED) Must provide a strong professional portfolio showcasing a wide range of design skills/abilities
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills. Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize workload, adapt to change, and maintain composure under pressure. Maintains a positive and professional attitude towards team, vendors, and clients.
    • Intermediate level knowledge using Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign
    • Intermediate skills in typography
    • Demonstrate intermediate-level knowledge of color theory, composition, and concept development, adhering to brand guidelines
    • Entry-level production art knowledge
    • Familiarity working within project management systems
    • Intermediate level use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; should be able to deliver ideas and decisions in a professional manner
    • Must be detail oriented
    • Must be able to work effectively and cross-functionally across all teams and departments
    • Can manage projects individually or as a part of a team.
    • Results driven and solutions focused
    • Ability to work in a fast pace and dynamic environment
    • Sports fan a plus
    • Occasional travel possible
Tryouts are open at Fanatics! Our team is passionate, talented, unified, and charged with creating the fan experience of tomorrow. The ball is in your court now.

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