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Vacancy – Graphic Designer ( no longer available )

Our client currently operating at the highest level in their field, based in the West Midlands are looking to hire a competent Graphic Designer. The position will assist with the delivery of high-quality creative across all Departments, working with both print and digital. Interpreting creative briefs, taking projects from initial briefing through to completion and ensuring all artwork created is consistent and complies with brand guidelines.Key Responsibilities • Manage multiple projects from initial stages to completion, for both print and digital• Lead on ideation and help to brainstorm ideas with the team• Campaign artwork roll out• Update and amend existing artwork• Supply print-ready artwork in the correct format to agreed timings and deadlines• To ensure all artwork is consistent and relevant for the target audience and complies with Club brand guidelines, highlighting discrepancies and correcting where necessary• Good understanding of print production and the ability to advise on best specification for printed collateral• To be aware of our Brand Values and consistently ensure that your actions and the work produced are in line and to champion those values at all times.• To be aware of our Company Policies/Procedures and ensure that your actions and behaviour are consistent with and champion the requirements of those Policies/Procedures at all        times• To work with the other Designers in creating and implementing best practices in artwork supply, effective file location, back-up and archive• Ensuring that all designs are kept confidential if necessary  Key Skills & Experience
• Educated to Design related degree level or equivalent
• Proven experience working as a Graphic Designer
• Excellent practical knowledge of Adobe Design related software: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator
• Good knowledge of the print process
• Highly motivated with strong organisational and problem-solving skills
• Excellent communication skills, able to articulate ideas and confidently explain creative concepts to a non-creative audience
• Can demonstrate confidence and resilience to overcome obstacles to deliver what is required
• The ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
• Experience of Motion Graphics preferred
• Passionate about Design
• An interest in football or sport preferred

SGI News

SGI secures Cazoo for Aston Villa shirt sponsor deal

Midlands based Sporting Group International (SGI) are delighted to announce they have secured a new shirt deal for their client Cazoo with Aston Villa Football Club (AVFC)

The multi-year deal announced by the club yesterday, will enable Cazoo to increase UK awareness and exposure of their brand through the sponsorship at the iconic Midlands Football Club.

The deal illustrates Cazoo’s aspirations to grow their brand by entering high profile sports sponsorship market for the second time, having announced a deal with Everton Football Club earlier this month.

Alex Chesterman OBE, Founder & CEO of Cazoo said, “We’re delighted to be partnering with Aston Villa and supporting the Club’s men’s and women’s sides as well as their academy and charitable efforts.

The management team at SGI have over 15 years’ experience in sponsorship sales and working for both sides of the industry at clubs and brands, they understand the requirements of both parties to get a deal done.

Adrian Wright, CEO at SGI commented, “We were delighted to assist Cazoo with the negotiation of the deal, which was executed extremely efficiently by both parties.

“We have a longstanding relationship with Alex having previously agreed terms with him on a shirt sponsorship deal for Zoopla at West Bromwich Albion Football Club.”