Graphic Designer, Creative Services

Updated: February 15, 2018
Location: Home Based


Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to provide services for the creative design, scene fabrication, and remote or onsite implementation of XPression real-time graphics and graphics packages. This position will have an emphasis on sports venue deployment.

Candidates for consideration will be responsible for the execution of and/or participation in Ross Creative Services activities, including but not limited to:
  • Meetings and conference calls as required to scope, complete, or otherwise to facilitate successful completion of assigned projects as they relate to the job.
Design & Build:
  • Designs XPression templates and animations from scratch, using native XPression tools and 3rd-party graphics applications such as Cinema 4D and Adobe Suite.
  • Creates XPression templates using provided base graphic elements – such as 3D models, still images, and clips.
  • Creates packages that conform to standardized workflows outlined by the Director of Creative Services.
  • Leverages the XPression animation toolset to create dynamic real-time animations.
  • Utilizes rendered animation from 3rd-party applications in combination with real-time XPression animation to enhance the end product.
  • Ensures appropriate automation hooks are created for outside control.
  • Utilizes XPression Visual Logic and scripting for automated, dynamic templates.
  • Sets up XPression Datalinq to pull in external data feeds and interface with scoreboard systems.
  • Uses Ross Dashboard to create backup manual user interface panels for XPression automated graphics.
  • Works with Ross team members to create style and operational guides for end users.
  • Documents any custom scripting methodologies to ensure future support from Ross.
  • May be required to create project style-guides of assets.
On-site Implementation:
  • May assist Lead Designer in occasional visits to customers’ sites to implement and integrate graphics packages
  • Remote to client site via FTP, VPN, and/or other remote diagnostic tools
Job Requirements:
  • Post-secondary degree or trade school diploma
  • New grad or 1-2 years of Graphic Design experience
  • Knowledge of basic graphic design principles
  • Knowledge of broadcast creation software (Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator, Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Nuke, 3DS Max, Cinema 4D, Maya, etc.)
  • Knowledge of broadcast graphics workflows
  • Knowledge of broadcast production & IT workflows
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Visio         
  • Sports fan
  • Creative mindset
  • Aptitude for animation and choreography of movement
  • Organized and very detail orientated
  • Self-starter and quick learner with the ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Team-oriented
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and observational skills
  • Enthusiastic
  • High tolerance for ambiguity
  • Problem solver
  • Able to work co-operatively with Ross and end users
  • Sports venue experience or equivalent
  • Broadcast production experience (studio or remote) is desirable
  • Basic computer programming experience in VB, SQL, XSLT, and/or JAVA is not required but is a plus
  • Willing to travel on a project-by-project basis, approximately 10% of the time.
  • Valid passport
  • Valid driver’s license
Physical Demands:
  • Occasional requirement to set-up equipment – involves lifting up to 50 lbs, reaching, bending, stooping, etc.
Work Environment:
  • Home based or Ross Ottawa Office