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16 May 2024

Graphic Design Manager

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

The Utah Jazz are looking for a mid-level Graphic Design Manager to join their creative team. Working under the direction of the Sr. Brand Director and Art Director, this position will be responsible for conceptualizing and executing brand materials and campaigns for use across all brand touch points, including on-court, in and outside the arena, social channels, and more. This role will collaborate with and occasionally lead other members of the creative team to create both printed and digital assets throughout the season and offseason. Our ideal candidate is technically sound, passionate, hard-working and detail-oriented, and is knowledgeable in the latest trends and practices in graphic design. Each candidate must provide a design portfolio for review.


Primary Duties

  • Help concept and execute designs and guidelines for use across the brand and its platforms
  • Help to develop and work within the brand language, while simultaneously pushing the guidelines when and where appropriate
  • Work closely with the Design Leadership Team (Sr. Brand Director, Art Director, and Design Managers), as well as other designers to develop and implement new ideas
  • Lead and oversee team of interns
  • Understand process, be timely, and be succinct in feedback
  • Identify gaps in current assets and suggest alternatives
  • Manage your projects through to delivery
  • Create digital and print-based graphics for the Utah Jazz and their properties
  • Be a student, be a teacher, be a leader
  • Be a good teammate, contribute positively to a winning culture, and be respectful
  • Demonstrate world-class customer service—and if you don’t directly interact with the customer, support those who do
  • Protect the legal, financial and moral well-being of the company
  • Exemplify the Utah Jazz brand principles
  • Embrace a culture of inclusion and diversity where guests and team members feel welcomed, valued, and heard
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 4-year degree in graphic design or related field
  • 3-5 years applied design-related experience, or a body of work that reflects an equivalent experience
  • Showcase decision-making, leadership, and planning skills
  • Capable of executing visual direction from the Art Director and Sr. Brand Director, collaborating with other designers, motion designers, editors and videographers
  • Web portfolio demonstrating strong skills in graphic design, branding, layout design, typography, photo editing, and print with attention to detail
  • Speed and proficiency with current Adobe Creative Suite on MacOS
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to work well on quick turnarounds and short deadlines
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Maintain a flexible schedule to account for games on nights and weekends


  • Communicates Effectively- Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
  • Cultivates Innovation- Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful.
  • Plans and Aligns- Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to communicate and express yourself both written and verbally
  • Must be able to observe, inspect, estimate and assess
  • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to lift 20 pounds

The Utah Jazz 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 the Utah Jazz 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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