Lead Designer - Sports

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Leeds, United Kingdom

The role: Lead Designer - Sports

We are looking for a Lead Designer to join our Creative Studio team based in our Leeds service office.

Why we need you:

We are a small internal design team that work with various internal stakeholders to create graphics and promotions for the business. As promotions are often event specific, jobs can be very time sensitive. As the industry is very competitive we are always seeking to enhance and push the quality of our graphics. The studio consists of a Sports, Casino and Poker team, as well as teams focused on Animation, Events/Print – all of which have a degree of overlap and support with one another.

You’ll play a key role in delivering exciting, high-profile projects for Betstars. Working closely with the Design Manager, you’ll be responsible for concepts across multiple projects and all mediums as requested by internal stakeholders. You will also be responsible for ensuring that all work is on brief, maintain the brand image and execute delivery within the timelines.

As part of your role, you will create concepts and visual identities for campaigns/promotions. This may include occasionally working across other brands or disciplines.  You will create digital graphics for across websites, social media and product as requested by internal stakeholders. 

You will assist the Design Manager in building and maintaining high level working relationships and services and refining robust procedures. As the Design Lead for BetStars the role also involves training and assisting designers working within the BetStars brand, the upkeep and maintenance of various BetStars guidelines, and assisting the Design Manager in reviewing graphics produced by the team.

You will source, download and retouch editorial or stock sports images for use in promotional graphics and social Media, liaising with the Sports News and Social Media teams, keeping abreast of all internal guidelines regarding image usage rights and legal rules/regulations related to various sports/leagues. You will also liaise with other branches of Design Studio and Stakeholders as needed on a day-to-day basis, to deliver requested assets and analyse briefs and feedback where necessary.

Please include examples of your online portfolio as part of your application, showing a deep understanding and your experience in online digital graphics design.

Who are we looking for:

We are looking for a highly experienced lead designer, used to working in fast-paced environments with established processes and strong brand guidelines. You should hold a relevant degree/diploma in design or equivalent combination of education/ experience and advanced knowledge of Adobe CS5 software on Mac platform. You should have experience of designing unique and refined promotional graphics and the ability and willingness to follow creative direction but also interpret briefs. You’ll need an excellent knowledge of Microsoft office programs and strong typographic skills for this role.

As the ideal candidate, you will have:

Knowledge or interest in the online Sports Betting industry. Experience in other creative disciplines (Illustration, Animation, 3D) – we have teams that specialise in these areas but the ability to consult with them or work with them on projects would be helpful. Any prior experience supporting junior designers and/or freelancers – assisting in design refinement and reviewing work would be useful.

What’s in it for you?

The salary for this job is based on experience, so whilst we are not able to go into detail at this stage, we can say that we offer great salary packages and a discretionary annual performance bonus. We can also provide advice and dedicated assistance to those moving to Leeds.

We offer health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address). You can make the most of our personal interest allowance in order to learn something new or pursue a hobby. If you have a baby whilst you work for us, we will give you 1000 GBP as congratulations.

In addition to that, we provide the opportunity for a discounted gym membership.

Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support in terms of developing your skills and helping you progress your career

The Group

The Stars Group is the ultimate owner of industry leading gaming brands such as PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, and the PokerStars Live brands, and through its ownership of Sky Betting & Gaming, a mobile-led leading online gaming operator, licenses the Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo and Sky Poker online gaming brands. Collectively, these and other brands of The Stars Group have millions of registered customers globally, forming one of the world’s largest publicly listed online gaming companies. This role is in the Group’s Leeds service office in the Marketing department.