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Lead Marketing Designer

Sumo Digital


Sumo Group is seeking a Lead Marketing Designer to work closely with their marketing team and studio stakeholders to develop unique and eye-catching designs that will set them apart. The role requires the ability to manage and inspire the whole design team, handle multiple projects, and understand the needs of different target audiences. The Lead Marketing Designer will guide, nurture, and mentor the team, solve difficult design problems, and ensure a high throughput of design projects that vary in range and scale. The ideal candidate should have 7+ years of proven graphic design experience incorporating digital media and print, expertise in Adobe Creative Suite, and strong knowledge of website design and maintenance. Sumo Digital offers a defined annual bonus scheme, ULEV car scheme, flexible working, and a range of other benefits. They encourage and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Job description

With a rich history of developing multiple AAA franchises such as Little Big Planet and Crackdown, as well as contributing to genre-defining titles like the Forza Motorsport and Hitman series, Sumo Sheffield’s vast development experience spans multiple genres and platforms.
As winners of the TIGA Star Employment Award for 2021, recipients of the GI Biz 2020 Best Places to Work Award and listed as one of the UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to Work for in 2021 and 2022, Sumo Digital has enjoyed 20 years of stability and growth since its formation in 2003 and continues to strive for excellence across every single project.
The team have a track record of working on some of the world's biggest and best games and received two BAFTAs for their work on Sackboy: A Big Adventure. As the scale and exclusivity of projects continues to grow, there’s never been a more exciting time to join the Sumo Sheffield family!

Lead Marketing Designer at Sumo Group

Are you ready for your next career move? Sumo Group is seeking a Lead Marketing Designer with the ability to manage and inspire the whole design team!

As our Lead Marketing Designer, you'll be the creative driving force for all our studio brands. You'll work closely with our marketing team and studio stakeholders to develop unique and eye-catching designs that will set us apart. You will be working across 18 studios, all with different brand identities and personalities, so it’s important that you’re able to handle multiple projects and understand the needs of different target audiences.

But that's not all! We need someone who can lead a team of designers and keep them motivated and inspired. If you've got the skills to manage, mentor, and collaborate with your fellow designers, then we want you on our team! 

Please note this role is available on a hybrid basis and there would be an expectation to work from our Sheffield studio. 

In this role you will:

    • Guide, nurture, & mentor the team.
    • Solve difficult design problems and create frameworks from these solutions.
    • Ensure a high throughput of design projects that vary in range and scale, while ensuring they always represent our brand guidelines and values.
    • Work across various disciplines, including the video team, talent team, and wider business.
    • Take ownership of multiple design projects.
    • Identify opportunities to deliver best-in-class design across various assets including but not limited to digital content, merchandise, presentation toolkits, & branding.

What we need from you:

    • 7+ years of proven graphic design experience incorporating digital media and print.
    • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite, focused on Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, with working knowledge of Premiere and After Effects.
    • Managed and delivered innovative multi-discipline projects from concept to completion.
    • Strong knowledge of website design and maintenance.
    • Expert knowledge in managing and delivering print work for events and branded merchandise.
    • A varied portfolio of engaging & convincing digital media and print creative.
    • Solid experience in developing high-quality PowerPoint presentations.
    • Ideally worked in the video game and/or entertainment industry.
    • Experience in taking briefs, working independently, and be comfortable working with a range of stakeholders across the company.
What we offer:

. Defined Annual Bonus Scheme
. ULEV car scheme
. Monthly allowance to spend on enhancing benefits        
. Salary Sacrifice Pension
. Flexible Working  
. 21 days free-use holiday
+ your birthday off
+ 5 learning days including 1 volunteer day
+ a duvet day
+ Christmas shutdown from Christmas Eve to New Year
+ Bank Holidays
+ extra allowance accrued for longer service
. Free dental insurance 
. Life Assurance 4x Salary
. Income Protection of 75% for 5 years           
. Enhanced Mat/Paternity & Adoption pay
. Employee Assistance Programme:
. Help at Hand - Remote GP, Mental Health & Physio appointments
. Free financial & home buying support consultations
. Cycle to Work Scheme
. Payroll Giving Scheme
. Access to 4,000 Udemy Courses
. Career Development Pathway  
. Wrap Parties.
. Project Completion Awards
. Game/Creative Jams
. Big Family Events
. Studio social activities, e.g. running, board games, film, yoga, life drawing…
. Prism – Sumo’s employee diversity focus group 
. Free fruit and drinks in our studios
. Employee Referral Bonus     

Where do we stand on diversity?

At Sumo, we want to enable everyone to bring their full, authentic selves to work every single day. We acknowledge that the games industry is far from perfect and a global organisation with people all over the world, from all kinds of backgrounds, we know it’s part of our duty to provide everyone at Sumo with a safe, accepting and affirming working environment.
We encourage and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.
More about Sumo Sheffield
Sumo Sheffield is located just outside the city centre in Sumo Digital’s HQ, just off J34 on the M1 and a stone’s throw from the city’s primary shopping and leisure complex. With a multi-building campus comprised of industry-leading facilities, an onsite gym and subsidised canteen, Sumo Sheffield provides everything needed for all teams to create the world’s best games.
Sheffield is the fifth largest city in the UK and is easily accessible by road and rail from Leeds, Manchester and the Midlands. The city enjoys a wealth of facilities to suit a wide array of interests, including:

o   World-class sports facilities
o   Iconic theatres and galleries
o   Multiple retail and shopping experiences
o   Diverse and renowned restaurants and eateries
o   The award-winning National Video Game Museum

More about Sumo Digital
Sumo Digital is an award-winning international family of studios. Recent releases from Sumo Digital studios include: BAFTA-Award winning Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Hood: Outlaws & Legends, Control Ultimate Edition on Google Stadia, Apple Arcade Award-winning Little Orpheus, Hot Shot Racing, WST Snooker and Spyder.
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Location: Sheffield

Country: United Kingdom

Date found: 2023-03-21

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