Senior Graphic Designer

  Northeastern Hockey Team
  Northeast Region
  Sports Media
  Posted/Updated: 08/01/19

Job Summary


We are looking for a Senior Graphic Designer with strong conceptual capabilities who is prepared to take their ideas all the way through to final delivery over print and digital. A strategic, big-picture thinker who is also highly detail-oriented, this candidate will have solid experience in working in a creative environment and a full-working knowledge of both print and digital production delivery techniques.
This role requires a ‘can do’ attitude and will reside within the Creative Department and will report directly to the Creative Director. This person will also engage with the Director of Marketing, Director of Marketing Activations, Community Relations Director, Executive Director of Communications, Social Media Manager, Web Content Producer, Senior Video Producer, media and external creative agencies, and the marketing team.
The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of design and production software to craft solutions with high visual impact that will help to elicit positive responses from our various customer and client segments. This person will work on a variety of projects that span the entire NHL Team brand including brand identity, broadcast graphics, digital, website, social media, email, arena signage, sales collateral and community events, etc.
*Experience in sports marketing, knowledge of hockey, the NHL, and NHL Team team and business is highly desired and preferred.
In terms of fit: 

  • Accustomed to working in a fast-paced environment with ability to multi-task and collaborate

  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours (e.g., around hockey games)

  • Awareness of and interest in latest digital and social media trends shaping professional sports (e.g., live and breathe the cross-section of sports // pop culture // music // fashion // art // entertainment)


  • Create and deliver design concepts - graphics and layouts that can leverage history of Islanders’ franchise at times while also offering ideas for creative risk-taking

  • Develop creative that supports sales and builds equity in the brand while working within brand guidelines and any established campaign structure as needed

  • Prepare visual guidelines for company-wide creative assets

  • Take tasks from design brief all the way through to implementation on multiple platforms

  • Mentoring Junior Designer(s)


  • Passionate and invested in your work

  • Be curious to learn

  • Highly skilled in using industry-leading software and technologies (e.g, Adobe Creative Cloud - InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketch, PowerPoint and Keynote)

  • Proven graphic design experience with a strong portfolio

  • Experience in motion and video editing preferred (e.g., After Effects)

  • Possession of creative and artistic flair, versatility, conceptual/visual ability and originality

  • Ability to communicate and present ideas while explaining design decisions to peers and senior leadership 

  • Professionalism regarding cost and deadlines

  • Fluent in design, sports, fashion, editorial, film and tech—as well as visual history and classical references

  • Comfortable tackling problems head-on and adapting to shifting priorities 

  • At ease presenting your work and explaining design decisions 

  • A motivated self-starter with a no-task-too-small attitude

  • A champion of great design


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