12 Sep
Creative Art Director/Designer
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Creative Art Director/Designer
Do you love soccer? Do you have a passion and vision for ideas that will have everyone around you believing it can and must be done? If you are willing to continuously learn and rethink the creative process and you believe that the work comes first, and that good creative can transform brands, this could be the perfect job for you.
Who are we?
We are creative playmakers and brand storytellers. We solve business problems with stories that evoke emotion and ignite conversation. Leading brands in the game of soccer to carve out their authentic voice and connection to the sport.
Who are you?
You are passionate about all things design and want to create not just cool designs, but smart designs in all media spaces.
You have a keen eye for content, digital and social; including long and short-form video, digital experiences, social media and emerging channels.
You are a movie buff/tv binger/sports enthusiast who’s excited to develop messaging for sports brands, create integrated campaigns, and share them with fellow fans. But most of all you are curious about the game of soccer: where it’s been, where it is and where it’s going.
You’re the ultimate team player who will create value in any situation.
You are a perfectionist who understands that different situations require different solutions.
You are equally as happy working on cheap-and-dirty projects as you are those with big budgets, all the time working to produce the biggest ideas and most expertly crafted experiences.
You’re aware of your strengths and your weaknesses. You’re cool in the face of a challenge.
You aren’t satisfied with the work you’ve done so far. You believe your best is yet to come.
You have an entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to work both collaboratively and independently. You can follow directions, but don’t want to just sit around and wait to do what you’re told. You have lots of ideas and enjoy taking ownership and driving them. Proactive is your jam.
MAKE IT BETTER doesn’t scare you—it drives you.
What will you do?
In your role as a Creative Art Director/Designer you will work with the Social/Digital Creative Writer and Executive Creative Director to own a range of creative work from visual content to integrated marketing campaigns for a set of brands and key projects.Bring genuine, original creative ideas to the table.
Strong knowledge of digital, social media trends, landscape, and ability to concept with these touch points in mind.
Constant awareness of the industry, including groundbreaking ideas, emerging technologies and business solutions.
Understand the structure of a brand’s identity—how the visual and verbal executions come together to create a holistic brand experience.
Data-driven mindset who believes the best path is the one that can be proven
Field creative briefs and own projects and campaigns from beginning to end.
Recognize a client's needs and translate them into a creative concept.
Concept and create work quickly in a collaborative setting and in partnership with other disciplines.
Create the finished design assets for all elements of the campaign, this includes all printed and digital elements.
Work effectively through all phases of production—internally and with external partners.
Problem solve and find multiple design solutions, especially under narrow parameters or strict budget.
Excellent communication skills (oral, written, public speaking, presentation decks)
Ensure consistency of brand and creative across digital customer touch points
Follow agency and department protocols.
What’s your experience?BA degree from a Design or Graphics Arts school or BA/BS in Advertising, Marketing or Multi-Media Arts and Mass Communication preferred.
A strong, award-winning portfolio preferred.
5+ years of advertising agency experience preferred or entrepreneurial street creds and design experience developing and creating for digital/social.
Strong command of industry best practices and the social platforms
Strong design aesthetic, attention to detail, and the ability to concept and execute various design styles
Great communication skills with the ability to self-start, prioritize/juggle multiple projects, and share vision in a remote company environment
Excellent concepting skills.
Strong team collaboration skills.
Proficiency in video, digital, social, print and beyond—campaign integration across all channels & desktop publishing.
Ability to manage challenging situations both internally and with the client.
Effective handling of multiple assignments in a fast-moving environment.
Comfortable with and receptive to feedback; desire to quickly address feedback.
Attention to detail.
Accountability and self-motivation.
Mac OS experience preferred.
Requires considerable knowledge of methods and procedures relative to art and design skills utilizing Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign).
Expert in creating Keynote and PowerPoint presentations is a plus.

Please add your online portfolio link at the top of your resume when applying. You'll be working primarily within the digital realm, so the portfolio you submit should reflect this, however, we love seeing your overall solutions and ideas too.About Playmakers Studio:
We are a creative start-up and studio housed within an elite soccer academy outside Philadelphia, PA (with offices in Mexico City too). Launched by a former Global Creative Director at Under Armour and one of the owners of the MLS Philadelphia Union we see what others don’t and lead brands in the game of soccer in America. Oh, yeah, we are also dedicated to supporting the USA Men’s National Team winning their first World Cup in 2026.
Playmakers Studio is staffed with experts and leaders in digital, sports, entertainment and multicultural and is an equal opportunity creative and visionary employer.
All playmakers are welcome here.

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