Senior Designer

Job Type:
Sofia, Bulgaria

The role: Senior Designer

We are looking for a Senior Designer to join our Creative Studio team based in our fast-growing Bulgaria 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

Reporting to our Design Manager, you will be responsible for creating CRM graphics to support campaigns/promotions across the web estates, social media and product.  You will be responsible for creating visual identities for campaigns/promotions. You will produce digital graphics and image mailers for campaigns/promotions across websites, social media and product.  Working with the Design Studio Lead, you will build and maintaining high level working relationships and services. You will provide support and guidance to the other designers, overseeing them on specific design projects when requested by the Design Manager or Studio Lead and assisting in the QA of all graphics.

You will source, download and retouch editorial sports or stock images for use in promotional graphics and social media, liaising with the Sports Content 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 manage your own workload and scheduling in conjunction with the Design Manager and provide support and guidance to the other designers, overseeing them on specific design projects when requested by the Design Manager or Senior Manager Creative Services.

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 senior graphics 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 of Poker, Online Poker, Online Casino and Sports-betting industries. 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 also like to throw in a discretionary annual performance bonus. In addition, we provide advice and financial relocation assistance to those moving to Bulgaria.

We offer health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address). In addition, you are entitled to a personal allowance interest which encourages our employees to upskill themselves or pursuit a hobby. A baby bounty is offered to our employees as well, granting 1000 BGN upon the birth of a child.

Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support in terms of developing your skills and helping you progress your career. In the office there is always free fresh fruit, snacks and drinks. In addition, we contribute a certain amount to the transportation and lunch expenses of our employees.

Our employees can always enrol to our sports program, and in terms of relaxation we have a playroom, including a PlayStation and a pool table. Our social team organise great events; including our sensational summer and Christmas parties.

What happens next?

We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. If you meet the criteria, then we’ll invite you to a phone interview and if that goes well we’ll meet you for a face-to-face interview.

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 Bulgaria service office in the Marketing department.