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Senior Graphic Designer

Full-time position with Minnesota Vikings in Eagan
Job posted January 8, 2024

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About The Role

Our mission at the Minnesota Vikings is to Advance the Vikings legacy through the passionate pursuit of excellence.

We strive to achieve, we put the team first, we seek to learn, we exhibit high character, and we are committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.

SUMMARY:

The Senior Graphic Designer will be an integral part of True North Vikings Creative, the Minnesota Vikings in-house creative team, whose primary goal is to communicate the Vikings brand vision through all mediums.

The Senior Designer is a vital member of the design team who is both collaborative in spirit and capable of leading projects across multiple mediums with little oversight. Projects consist of, but are not limited to, digital and print collateral, environmental designs for the Vikings’ various facilities, social media designs, logo/brand design and participating in creative brainstorms. This position works both home and away games, assisting in creation of social media content.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

Demonstrate strong visual design skills in a various format – print, banner, signage, web, specialty projects – while adhering to Vikings brand standards.
Excellent type and logo development skills.
Aid Creative Director and creative team managers in the strategic planning and content creation for marketing campaigns.
Oversee design projects from conception to execution and then final delivery.
Ability to create engaging and effective graphics efficiently and independently.
Work independently on projects, while also being able to collaborate on larger projects and initiatives.
Liaise with outside departments and design team to ensure deadlines are met.
Respond to creative direction and feedback.
Stay up to date with industry developments, tools and design trends.
Well organized and detail-oriented with the ability to maintain multiple projects under tight deadlines.
Participate in creative brainstorming sessions and design collaborations with other True North designers as well as other departments.
Work home game at U.S. Bank Stadium and away games remotely
Run point on multi-department projects, from kickoff to final delivery.
Represent True North Creative in other committees and stage gate when applicable.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

3-5 years of experience in the design field
Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Lightroom
In-depth knowledge of typographic, layout, composition, color theory and design principles
Excellent communication skills to balance rapport between peers, project stakeholders and other departments.
Produce creative material efficiently and with strong attention to detail.
Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects on a daily basis to meet deadlines.
Ability to take creative direction and feedback from others.
Ability to be highly collaborative with other designers as well as the other associates across the organization.
Strong presentation skills with the ability to communicate the creative vision from concept through development.
Knowledge of print production and the pre-press process

CONFIDENTIALITY REQUIREMENTS: This position may require the individual to have access to confidential records and information. To successfully perform this position, confidentiality of the information with which the individual has contact must be maintained.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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.

Ability to work extended hours including evenings, weekends and holidays.
Ability to sit for long periods of time.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 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 Minnesota Vikings are committed to creating and sustaining a culture for you. Whoever you are, we are an organization that embraces and empowers people of all backgrounds and experiences and incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into the foundation of everything we do. We are proud to have a culture that empowers our people to harness their uniqueness to develop their full potential as a contributor to the success of the organization and the communities we serve. The Minnesota Vikings are an equal opportunity employer, and we continue to commit to creating equitable opportunities by ensuring that our place can be anyone’s place.


 

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