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Our employees are as committed to the company’s success as the athletes are to winning championships. We provide a distinctive and exciting working environment, good training, and recognition and rewards for the role that each worker plays.

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Manchester United primarily recruits staff through our internet channels and works with a small number of recognized recruitment firms to fill extra positions as needed. Manchester United does not engage with specific persons to recruit on its behalf, and we will never request payment for any uniform or similar products prior to making an offer of employment.

Job Type

London Office Corporate Services.

Job Details

Art Director
Manchester United

The Purpose:

As one of the world’s largest football clubs, we are always innovating in terms of how we engage and connect with our global audience. We are searching for an Art Director to assist us drive innovative and interesting campaigns for the club and our partners within the Brand & Club Marketing team.

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The Role:

In this role, you will be in charge of the development and design of unique visual solutions for cross-channel efforts. With great conceptual thinking and leading design talents, you will bring a fresh energy to an already leading, first-class creative team. Daily, you will:

Create powerful concepts and designs for club campaigns and projects
Lead and collaborate with design teams to develop effective visual designs
Lead creative projects, whether creating or presenting storyboards
Create, develop and produce original and innovative creative ideas that deliver results and align with our business goals
Be a channel specialist with a clear understanding of delivering content across different channels
Communicate and advocate creative thinking and technical execution to the team throughout the project

The Person:

  • More than five years of creative experience in art direction and design with a focus on sports and consumer brands
  • An understanding of creating brand-led work, challenged and connected to relevant audiences
  • An expert across Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, etc)
  • Proven portfolio of developing concepts into compelling visual design
  • Ability to deliver comprehensive knowledge of design and processes to wider design teams
  • Ability to communicate clearly and visually with clear storyboards
  • Knowledge and sensitivity to trends that influence design in general, design, sport and athletes
  • Passion and energy, willing to challenge and push new creative thinking in a fast-moving environment
  • Experience in collaborating with Art Directors, Designers, Video Editors and Creative Directors
  • Full knowledge of and experience in brand, campaign, social, and digital development
  • Ability to deliver on multiple projects and delegate work efficiently
  • Demonstrated creative success in leading collaborative multi-functional teams

This advert will close on 23rd June 2022

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