Senior Brand Designer, Sports marketing and Executive Initiatives

  • Company: Oracle
  • Posted: November 13, 2016
  • Reference ID: 1600196U
The Brand Creative team for one of the world's most recognized technology companies is seeking a Senior Brand Designer to develop brand concepts and execute designs systems for sports marketing inititatives, including special engagement with Oracle TEAM USA, twice champion of the America's Cup, co-branding with SF Giants, Golden State Warriors, SF 49ers, BNP Paribas Open, amongst others. Brand concept development and design execution opportunities will also be available in support of special executive initiatives that range from corporate foundation and estate projects to developing and curating a brand art collection, to executive office branding. Additionally global marketing and corporate event initiatives, including customer appreciation concerts with marquee talent like Adam Levine and Maroon 5, Beck, Seal, Aerosmith, Black Eyed Peas, Sting will be part of this role's project portfolio.
As part of our team, you'd be turning abstract technical concepts, business challenges and opportunities, and customer centric messages into innovative, strategy-driven visual stories for a global audience that will be translated into robust brand systems.

Each of your projects will present an opportunity to push your creative limits, solve sports and corporate marketing communications problems, and infuse the brand with energy and innovation.

Creativity Is Your Priority
You live and breathe creative problem solving and branding. You know how to balance innovative thinking, sports themes, marketing strategies, and project requirements. You can translate complex concepts into impactful, clearly communicated visual brand experiences, in small, medium and large media.

As part of our dedicated team, you'll be a key contributor in an agency-style creative group, working directly with the VP, Executive Creative Director, Production Designer and Project Manager. On any given day, you'll be:

• Creating modern, inspiring, and unexpected visual design solutions to showcase our marquee sports marketing portfolio of programs
• Translating innovative technology and enterprise cloud services into meaningful and relevant design systems
• Working closely with top-notch outside illustrators and photographers to fully realize your creative vision
• Contributing to the creative brief and facilitating creative dialogue all the way through
• Providing guidance for the use of your design concepts in video, online, events, and social and emerging platforms, via your well-articulated brand guidelines
• Grounding your work in strategic thinking. You'll have opportunities to learn about new technologies, discuss the company's strategic goals, and conduct competitive research
• Leading conceptual brainstorming and visual explorations that include mood boards, drawings, and sketches and ongoing dialog with your extended
creative team
• Taking responsibility for quality control in the execution all creative deliverables
• Providing design-mentorship to production designer
• Staying abreast of current design trends and technologies to inform your work and inspire the creative team

Project Management Responsibilities
  • You'll have Project and Traffic Management support but you'll be expected to also contribute to efficient project work flow, driving multiple projects at once
  • Present and substantiate your work throughout the development process, while always staying open to feedback
  • Participate in strategic briefings, prepare materials and discussion points for creative sessions, and create engaging client presentations, including mood boards and concept reviews
  • Work efficiently and effectively and deliver work on time
  • Collaborate with Executive Creative Director to improve best practices and processes to facilitate creative dialogue, collaboration, and consensus

  • An exceptional portfolio showcasing innovative and original design solutions and visual story telling
  • A passion for clean, functional, impactful, contemporary yet sophisticated design
  • A strong understanding of brand and design systems, composition, and color, with a keen eye for typography and photography, and meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent sketching and rendering skills
  • Proven ability to articulate design concepts effectively to both internal and external audiences
  • An understanding and respect for brand guidelines balanced by an ability to push them and redefine them in creative, unexpected ways
  • Ability to establish professional relationships with illustrators, photographers, and production staff
  • Effective communication skills (both in conversation and in writing)
  • 7 years experience with a design studio, advertising agency or corporate design group
  • BFA in Graphic Design or equivalent experience
  • Highly competent with Adobe Creative Suite

Development of communication programs to promote Oracle*s products and services.

Integrate advertising into the marketing campaigns, exercising judgment and business acumen in selecting methods and techniques for best practice / creative solution. As a recognized authority and leading contributor maintain regular interface between the division and Corporate. Plan and manage pan-geography corporate and local campaign media plans. Plan, manage and implement corporate and local campaign advertising creative. Manage tier 2 local advertising and arrange sign off with Corporate. Integrate all advertising across the communications mix. Maintain and communicate brand advertising guidelines. Oversee partner advertising. Develop and manage brand communications audit. Measure advertising effectiveness.

Leading contributor individually and as a team member, providing direction and mentoring to others. Work is non-routine and very complex, involving the application of advanced technical/business skills in area of specialization. 8 years relevant work experience. A proven track record in advertising across line-of-business and/or geography as an account manager, with experience of creative production and media buying.

Oracle will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of San Francisco's Fair Chance Ordinance.

Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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