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The Lead, Environmental Graphic Designer – Global Flagships is a core member of Store Design & Development team and will report directly to the Director, Global Flagship Store Experience - Retail. This individual must be able to establish the strategic, creative, and technical implementation of the Under Armour brand in retail environments. This role requires a strong understanding of the consumer journey, retail storytelling, and brand design systems – as well as expertise in brand identity, typography, art & photo direction, and contemporary design trends. In addition, this individual will collaborate and lead design initiatives with larger cross-disciplinary teams that include: Brand Category Creative, Brand Creative, Brand Marketing, Digital Creative, Global Visual Merchandising, and outside agency partners and vendors.
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities / capabilities:
An inspiring, positive, optimistic and energy-giving team member that is a proactive self-starter
Talent for crafting and telling stories with an eye towards the consumer journey – through the lens of the retail experience for DTC flagships
A trained eye for excellent branding, design, layout and typography executions
Show professionalism and an ability to articulate and present to internal clients, teammates and senior leadership.
Visualize and communicate a clear design methodology (including: consumer research, information design, storyboards, concept sketches, mood/color palettes, etc.)
Openness to rapid iteration and short-term problem solving as well as long-term vision development
Ability to multi-task and utilize resources as needed (designers, production and agency partners) to execute tasks within a deadline oriented environment
Work collaboratively with the cross-functional Global Flagship teams, external resources, category & brand design leads to produce world-class retail consumer creative and experiences that elevate Under Armour’s brand across the global
Earn the trust of teammates and leadership – Lead design as a collaborative effort to develop, communicate and execute a consumer story from the beginning concept phase to final completion with the release of air-tight creative assets/deliverables
Elevate design to create original storytelling through use of 2D & 3D for consumer facing brand experiences that are in line with global brand guidelines and retail marketing standards
Communicate and present design concepts to internal and external audiences, design leadership and retail account leads
Be accountable for creative decisions – Review designs from teammates and third-party vendors to ensure that final assets meet established design standards and are ready for consumer facing execution
Be looked to by teammates as the resident expert on current and future trends, color, typography, photography, and environmental design and activations for the consumer experience
Your background must include:
Bachelor’s Degree in environmental graphic design, graphic design, or equivalent
5-8+ years graphic design experience in one of the following settings: retail / corporate / agency / design firm
Proficient professional knowledge of brand architecture, retail, experiential and guideline development
Experience providing art direction (graphics, photo shoots, etc.)
Exceptional verbal, written and presentation skills
Expert command of Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign). Working knowledge of 3D digital applications is a plus, but not mandatory.
Ability to build files and specifications necessary for production
At Under Armour, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Under Armour believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.