This post-graduate entry-level position will focus on helping the successful candidate advance in sports graphic design and related fields. It will help them foster, develop and hone their creative talents and other professional skills necessary to excel in the collegiate and/or professional sports industry. Overall, it will provide unique growth and networking opportunities by allowing the successful candidate to handle various aspects of visual messaging for one of the nation's preeminent college sports brands.
Create a wide range of professional-quality, deadline-sensitive graphic artwork for print, web and social media for the purpose of enhancing the overall image and reputation of the University of Kentucky and the UK Athletics Department.
Primary designer for several specific sports and assist with other projects through the course of the academic year.
Position is involved with all aspects of the creative process, from conceptualization through art direction, overseeing photo shoots, design, layout, typography, illustration and mock-ups to the creation of final composite artwork.
Position must be able to work weekends and evenings, if needed, to complete assignments.
Must adhere to all University of Kentucky, SEC & NCAA rules and regulations.
Stipend: Up to $2,500 per month.
MLI Job ID: 5
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Advanced understanding of professional creative design principles.
Proficiency using Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
General knowledge of sports marketing and corporate branding as it relates to graphic design.
Internal Number: MLI Job ID: 5
About University of Kentucky
The purpose of the McLendon Minority Leadership Initiative (MLI) is to provide minorities a jump-start to their careers through practical experiences, opportunities to build their network, and instilling the values of John McLendon: Integrity, Education, Leadership, and Mentorship.