Are you ready to combine your passion for an active lifestyle with a meaningful and multifaceted career in the cycling industry? At Specialized, our teammates are encouraged to explore roles in a variety of functions throughout their careers. We value curiosity, a desire to try new things, and an eagerness to learn about all aspects of the business. No matter where you begin with the company, you get to decide where you want to go whether it’s marketing, finance, product development, sales, or an international assignment. Join us in making the world a better place through the power of bicycles and build your dream career at the same time!

 

Graphic Designer, Global Brand Design

REPORTS TO: Pete Panciera

SUMMARY
Innovation has guided our every decision since 1974. As more riders of all ages get on the roads, trails, and streets than ever before, we’re here to do the best work of our lives to push the greatest human powered machine into the future each and every day. We’re a team of barrier-breakers, disrupters, and problem solvers. We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce where every teammate can succeed as we inspire riders everywhere. Reach out – we’re here to help you build your career at Specialized.

We want designers. Designers who care about design first and foremost. We want designers who spend their time off taking photos, creating and absorbing every available inspiration source. You know Adobe Creative Suite inside and out and have web design experience. More importantly, you understand the connection between good design and great design. You know kerning and leading, but you're also aware of what makes the words resonate. You have an undeniable understanding of popular culture and social relevance, and with that, you can concept and create compelling design that conveys your message. We want designers to brainstorm, ideate, and contribute to designing better than anything else found in the industry.

HOW YOU WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Working within Global Brand Design, you will have the responsibility of collaborating with Art Directors and the larger Marketing Team to concept and help build assets including:

  • Creative pitch decks
  • Creative decks for photo/video shoots
  • Product launch materials
  • Internal/External communication graphics
  • Other assorted print and digital assets

You will also

  • Sometimes travel to photo/video shoots to assist the Art Director or Marketing Team
  • Collaborate with Design Leads and the broader Marketing Team to understand campaign initiatives and design needs
  • Work in conjunction with or manage the work of freelance designers or writers to produce assets

ABOUT YOU

  • Must be hard working, organized, and self-motivated
  • Are understanding and adaptable to frequently changing deadlines and requests
  • You produce rapidly with accurate, beautiful and dynamic work
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills: you’re a positive team player with excellent communication skills and capacity to work well with a team and as an individual
  • Able to listen and take creative direction
  • Have great presentation and communication skills
  • Are interested in graphic design first and foremost but also care about cycling or living a healthy and active lifestyle
  • You have a high level of taste and care about how brands work, and what makes a brand great

WHAT YOU NEED TO WIN

  • BFA in related field preferred or 4+ years of relevant work experience
  • A portfolio with specific examples of high-quality design work
  • High level of proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud--in particular Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop
  • Experience working in Sketch, Figma, and Miro a plus
  • Experience working in project management software and Jira a plus
  • Display and prove Specialized core competencies including curiosity, humility, team-focus, passion, collaboration and ownership
  • Ability to hit stringent deadlines while working on multiple projects
  • Excellent time management and prioritiziation skills

 


We want to increase representation of all races, genders, and body types in the cycling industry and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce where all people thrive. We encourage everyone – especially those from marginalized groups – to apply to our job postings and help us earn the position as the rider’s brand of choice. We are always looking for creative, innovative, and passionate people who are eager to contribute to our mission of pedaling the planet forward. Regardless of your qualifications, if you are ready to make a difference, please apply and let us know how you can make an impact at Specialized!

See what we are up to on LinkedIn, Instagram, and most importantly, our #DogsofSpecialized.

 

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