Design Manager - Sport

SportQuake Limited
London, South East England
07 Jul 2017
06 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

SportQuake - Sports Marketing, London

Do you want to game change English Premier League marketing specifically, and sports marketing generally?

About SportQuake

We are the go-to international sports marketing agency for high-growth, multi-market, disruptor brands looking to connect with customers through sport.

Founded in 2006, SportQuake is an independent sports marketing agency with offices in London, Hong Kong and Beijing.

Well established, entrepreneurial, award winning, international sports marketing agency with a

10 year track record in building high growth disruptor brands through sport.

We provide an end to end service - research & insight, planning, buying, activation, evaluation and an independent 360 degree approach to planning and buying - all sports, all sports inventory.

We have deep relationships with rights owners delivering better solutions - commercially and creatively.

Summary of role

Reports to the Client Services Director

Responsible for leading the designers to deliver product, marketing and sales materials. Ensuring all marketing communications are on-brand and of a high standard.

This involves working on multiple projects for both existing and new clients across the agency.

There will be travel associated with this role and a requirement to work some evenings and weekends as a when the role requires.

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Lead and oversee the Design team
  2. Work with the Client Services Director to manage execute design briefs for current and potential clients
  3. Working with our new business team to create bespoke, innovative presentations for prospective clients
  4. Assisting Relationship Management team to build campaign assets & weekly activation to ride the sporting narrative
  5. Gathering inspiration for new ideas, trends and packaging designs - & pushing Client Services to use

Essential Skills

  • Managing a design team and experience of leading and building a strong team
  • A strong knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects & Premiere Pro
  • Creation of .EPS, JPEG, PNG, files
  • Flash/GIF design skills and film editing skills in .MOV and MP4
  • Art working skills and graphic design experience
  • Highly organised with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-driven and confident working under own initiative
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • An interest or passion in sports is required
  • An amazing portfolio showcasing design projects from concept through to completion
  • Print ready art working knowledge
  • Good digital photography skills
  • Ability to create HTML and track able assets
  • Passion for new trends in print & design
  • Able to juggle multiple projects and timelines


  • 3-5 years’ experience of team management and campaign delivery