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26 Jun 2024

3D Motion Designer

🇺🇸 Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Full Time
2+ years exp.

The Utah Jazz and Utah Hockey Club – franchises of Smith Entertainment Group (SEG) – are looking for an experienced 3D Motion Designer to join our dynamic creative services team. This position will primarily focus on creating 3D motion elements across the brands' touch points for Utah Hockey Club and Utah Jazz. These touch points will focus on game presentation hype videos but will also include motion elements for broadcast, social, and related marketing channels. In this role, you must have a good sense of visual composition, give and take direction, and be open to notes and feedback. You’ll be able to combine your passion for sports with 3D motion. You should be able to see a project from concept to completion and bring new ideas to the creative voice of the team. You’ll be able to work collaboratively and invite collaboration amongst your team in working closely with other departments. You’ll be an effective communicator across the organization in explaining motion design choices. This is a full-time on-location position.

Please attach a demo reel or website of your previous work with the application.


  • Concept & execute 3D motion for hype videos and ice/court projections
  • Concept & execute motion elements for use across the different brands
  • Manage projects from start to finish
  • Engage with the full marketing team to share research and new ideas
  • Identify gaps in current assets and suggest alternatives effectively
  • Keep up to date on current trends and relevant technical innovations
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively in a team environment
  • Think outside of the box and be a problem solver
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Embody the company values of Transparency, All-in, Community Obsessed, One Team, and Scrappy


  • Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite is required (such as After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro)
  • Knowledge of 3D software is required (Cinema 4D, Blender, Houdini, Maya)
  • Experience with projection mapping and software capabilities is preferred
  • Knowledge of graphic design, typography, and color usage
  • Knowledge of Essential Sounds and Essential Graphics is preferred (such as mogrts).
  • Basic knowledge of color correction (experience in Lumetri Scopes or Da Vinci Resolve is a plus)
  • Knowledge of conversion and style LUTs
  • Knowledge of Expressions within After Effects
  • Experience with Dynamic Link in the Adobe Creative Suite
  • The ability to sound mix and sound design is a plus
  • Understand frame rates, codecs, resolutions, and other technical specifications for various deliveries of exports (such as social media, TV, and more)


  • 4 Year Degree preferred
  • Minimum of 2-4 years of demonstrated professional experience working in a fast-paced production environment
  • Interest in the NHL and NBA is preferred
  • Flexibility in schedule (such as nights, weekends, and holidays)
  • Experience creating quick turnaround projects.
  • Be hands-on and proactive.
  • Passion for the design and creative processes.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Strong typographic eye


  • 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 50 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.

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