The Utah Jazz are looking for a Mid-Level Graphic Design Manager with a love of basketball and typography to join their creative team. As a designer at the Jazz you’ll take charge concepting & executing brand materials and campaigns for use across all touch points of the brand, including on the court, in & outside the arena, social channels, and more. You will collaborate with and occasionally lead other members of the creative team to create both printed & digital assets for use throughout the season & offseason. Your portfolio should show capability within multiple design disciplines as well as varying visual directions. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A PORTFOLIO WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
All full-time and part-time employees of the Utah Jazz are required to be fully vaccinated (fully vaccinated is defined as two weeks after your final dose). Mandatory vaccinations support our commitment to making our workplace and public facilities as safe and welcoming as possible. Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals who are not able to get the vaccine due to qualifying personal, medical or religious reasons.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Help concept and execute designs & guidelines for use across the brand & its platforms
Help to develop & work within the brand language, while simultaneously pushing the guidelines when & where appropriate
Work closely with the Art Director and Sr. Brand Director, as well as other designers to develop & implement new ideas
Lead a small team of designers
Create reusable solutions for repeated design needs
Identify gaps in current assets, and suggest alternatives
Manage your projects through to delivery
Engage with the full creative team to share research & new ideas
Keep up to date on current design trends
Bachelor’s Degree is preferred but not required
2-3 years of previous experience as a Graphic Designer, or a body of work that reflects an equivalent experience
Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign is required
Multi-disciplinary, comfortable working within various print & digital formats
Strong foundation in typography
Capable of executing visual direction from the Art Director and/or Creative Director, and collaborating with other designers, motion designers, editors, and videographers
Detail oriented, and capable of executing quickly under tight deadlines
Comfortable multi-tasking and pushing multiple projects forward simultaneously
Maintain a flexible work schedule to account for games on nights & weekends
Experience leading and managing a team is a plus
Motion Design experience with After Effects, Cinema4D, etc. is a plus
Knowledge of basketball and the NBA is a plus
Cultivates Innovation – Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful.
Manages Complexity – Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
Action Oriented – Taking on new opportunities and rough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
Drives Results – Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
Manages Ambiguity – Operating effectively, even when things are not certain, or the way forward is not clear.
This person must be able to communicate and express themselves both written and verbally.
This person must be able to observe, inspect, estimate and assess.
This person must be able to sit, stand, bend, walk, and climb stairs for long periods of time.
This person must be able to lift 20 lbs.
The Smith Entertainment Group provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Note: The need may arise to revise, supplement, or rescind portions of this job description, and SEG reserves the right to do so at any time. Employees shall be required to meet the qualifications and perform the duties of any revised job description.