Digital Artist - WWE Card Trader

US-NY-New York
2 months ago
Job ID
2017-1147
# of Openings
1
Category
Graphic Art

Overview

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The Topps Company, is seeking a Digital Artist - WWE for our New York City headquarters.

 

Topps is looking for a full-time Photoshop devotee to share our love of digital media and work as a staff digital designer to create branded content assets for our licensed entertainment products, including Topps MLB BUNT, Topps NFL HUDDLE, Topps NHL SKATE, Topps KNOCKOUT (UFC), Topps KICK (PL, MLS, DFL, UCL, UEL).

 

Some recent examples of digital cards created for the WWE - SLAM app include:

 

WWE Card Trader Posting Art

 

This is NOT an illustrator position, nor is it a UX/UI position—must have design/layout samples in your portfolio.

Responsibilities

Are HEX codes, vector smart objects, actions and filters part of your native tongue? Do you thrive within a team-based, entrepreneurial culture? If so, Topps may be for you. Our Digital Designer will lend his or her creative talents to building cards, packs, headers and visuals.

 

 Duties & Responsibilities

  • Passionate WWE fan!
  • Have experience producing designs for both web and mobile formats
  • Team player who’s willing to accept input/feedback from peers
  • Capable of working independently and maintaining workflow to meet deadlines
  • Experience working with licensed product and adhering to style guides
  • Create digital card content for a community of mobile collectors worldwide
  • Design in-app graphics such as; news headers, card packs, store banners, and headers
  • Collaborate with producers and strategists to conceptualize card set ideas and overall design campaigns
  • Proficient in working with Adobe Creative Cloud products; mainly Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC

Qualifications

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Medium Level Experience or equivalent competency
  • Well versed in standard graphic design software: Adobe Creative Suite (know Photoshop and Illustrator inside and out), Acrobat Pro, Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, specifically). Plus: After Effects
  • Know what an editable vector-based smart object is and how best to use it
  • You like Macs. We like Macs too
  • Conceptual design experience — do you know how to balance a layout while keeping it unique, modern and desirable?
  • Experience working within a content management systems and/or asset libraries
  • Image optimization
  • Awareness of best-practice standards with ability to assess scope of work and effort (yours and ours!)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment
  • Ability to take direction, ability to discern when to move forward or hold back

 

Necessary Requirements

  • 1-3 years of real-world experience in the mobile space
  • 1-3 years of experience with sports or entertainment content

Please ensure you submit a link or copy of your on-line portfolio with all applications to this role. 

 

 

Headquartered in New York, NY, The Topps Company is a leading creator and marketer of sports and entertainment products and distinctive confections. Topps’ North America Sports and Entertainment division produces trading cards, sticker album collections, and collectible games related to iconic global brands such as Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, Star Wars, English Premiere League, Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League, and World Wrestling Entertainment. The company has also expanded its portfolio of products to include digital trading cards. Topps Digital Apps produces, develops and operates mobile applications that give you access to an exclusive digital card collection at your fingertips that are sold via the Apple and Google app stores under the brand names BUNT, HUDDLE, KICK, and Star Wars Card Trader. Topps’ confectionery brands, which are marketed under its Bazooka Candy Brands division, include Bazooka bubble gum, Ring Pop, Push Pop, Baby Bottle Pop, and Juicy Drop Pop confectionery items.

 

The Topps Company was founded in 1938 as Topps Chewing Gum, and in its early years produced a popular penny "Topps Gum" from a factory in Brooklyn, NY. After World War II, the company developed Bazooka Bubble Gum, and in 1950, added trading cards to its product line. Baseball cards appeared in 1951 and quickly became a vital part of pop culture, a tradition that continues to this day.

 

For additional information please visit: www.topps.com

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