Say hello to the Sky Sports News HQ Design Team
“We offer our creative services to Sky Sports News where we deliver the channel brand, develop and innovate new graphics”
Team name: Sky Sports News HQ Design Team
What does your team do within the department? We offer our creative services to Sky Sports News where we deliver the channel brand, develop and innovate new graphics, ensure key events from Sky Sports are delivered into Sky Sports News HQ and are on brand and support the live output.
What’s been your team’s biggest achievement or proudest moment? There are a number projects which stand-out such as Deadline Day and 92 live, but the biggest has to be the relaunch of the channel in the summer of 2014. Sports fans want to get even further into the heart of sports news, and so we were challenged as to how we could do this. We created a full rebrand which included title sequence, stings and full graphics package. 11 presentation points in a fantastic new studio, new ways of reflecting stories under investigation and those driving social conversations, and revamped apps and digital services. We designed and developed graphics for a 30-foot-wide video wall and 3 touchscreens. It was such a big project that the only way to deliver this was to work as a team!
Meet the team members:
Name: Jason Landau
Job Title: Design Director
What’s your role within the team? I lead the design team in Sky Sports News HQ and am across all creative from major re-brands to story explainer graphics. I work closely with production to ensure we deliver big events, developing new ideas and pushing innovation along the way.
What’s the most enjoyable thing about working in this team and at Sky? I’m passionate about sport and am also a viewer. It’s great to know I can help shape the way we watch Sky Sports! I love working with the team as they’re like minded people, pulling together and delivering a great product for the viewers at home!
Name: Faye Ashton-Davies
Job Title: Graphics Producer
What’s your role within the team? I’m the graphics producer for the team. Any projects assigned to us from the production teams are requested though myself, assigned to a designer and seen through to completion and final delivery. I also work closely with Jason and other teams such as the planning departments and senior creative across Sky Sports.
What’s the most enjoyable thing about working in this team and at Sky? I love the buzz of this job, every day is different. I love working on projects for a variety of sports, coming up with new visual solutions to keep our graphics looking fresh and exciting. Working at Sky is a dream job with loads of opportunities. If you really want to succeed here you can, anything is possible!