Junior Product Designer (12 month Freelancer/Independent Contractor Agreement)

  • 50 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5J 3A5, Canada
  • Contract

Company Description

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) one of the world's premier sports and entertainment companies, owns the Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), Toronto Raptors (NBA), Toronto FC (MLS), Toronto Argonauts (CFL), Toronto Marlies (AHL), Raptors 905 (NBA D-League), TFC II (USL) and Raptors Uprising Gaming Club, the Toronto Raptors Esports franchise in the NBA 2K League. Its charitable arm, MLSE Foundation, focuses on funding initiatives to support youth through sport and recreational programs. In 2017 MLSE Foundation, with support of community and corporate partners, built MLSE LaunchPad, a 42,000-sq. ft. space dedicated to programming that support its four Pillars: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Ready For School and Ready For Work.

MLSE’s common purpose is to unite and empower employees to deliver extraordinary moments to our fans and each other.

Who We Are

We celebrate the diversity, individuality, and personality of our peers, striving to be the best in class, in every class. We believe in Respect, Resilience, Commitment, and Ambition. We work for, with, and around the people that inspire us to try, persist, and achieve more.

Our work goes beyond games, seasons, trophies, and tours. Our success is measured by more than a scoreboard. Our team is stronger when we stand united. We create, we celebrate, we build, and we become better!

What we choose to do next, means everything! It defines greatness, builds character, makes history, and brings the world to its feet.

So, are you in?

Job Description

Digital Labs plays an important role in the Fan Experience at MLSE. From designing mobile apps and websites, to innovative platforms such as blockchain and NFTs, the product team is searching for a Junior Designer with passion for Technology, Design and Sports. 

  • Create and iterate on digital solutions from problem framing to high fidelity design.
  • Work with the product team to build user flows and prototypes for the business’
  • mobile apps and websites.
  • Attend games and/or events to research fans’ behavior and assist in
  • user research sessions.
  • Collaborate in brainstorming sessions and participate in Design Thinking.
  • Assist with testing and implementation of new features on multiple platforms.
  • Seek new innovative technologies to help improve fans’ experiences in and
  • outside of the arena.
  • Work with various lines of business to create and maintain content for digital
  • products.
  • Articulate and present work to various company stakeholders as well as within
  • design feedback sessions.

Qualifications

  • 1-3 years experience working on digital products
  • Knowledge of UX principles and best practices
  • Understanding of user research methods and usability testing
  • A strong portfolio demonstrating work in both research and visual design
  • Proficiency in Figma, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop
  • Nice to have: Proficiency in HTML, CSS and JS
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Available for weekday shifts, Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Additional Information

Please apply by: December 5, 2021

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Partnership will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process. If you have difficulty using our online application system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email [email protected] Please note this email is only for accommodation requests. Resumes sent to this email address will not be considered.

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