Junior Graphic Designer - Houston Rockets (Houston · TX)

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The Junior Graphic Designer will be responsible for the design and execution of a variety of projects spanning across digital, print & large format while maintaining the brand style and goal(s) of the Houston Rockets. This designer will work closely with the Sr. Creative Director and Art Director, as well as other internal departments including: Ticket Sales, Corporate Partnerships, Marketing, Community, and Event Operations. The ideal candidate is a basketball fan and a team player who can work efficiently and bring a positive attitude each day.
  • Develop concept and production materials for all Houston Rockets design related needs. 
  • Use strategic vision from the Sr. Creative Director and Art Director to complete and improve projects to desired needs, clearly and consistently meeting all deadlines.
  • Daily delivery of design projects working with a wide range of media (photography, digital and print design) across the department and organization.
  • Work closely with all internal departments including, but not limited to Marketing, Community Relations, Corporate Sales, Ticketing, and digital graphics. 
  • Assist in the creative process of developing and executing advertising campaigns.
  • Create original and innovative work to help push the brand forward.
  • Assist in maintaining and establishing design department policies.
  • Stays current with industry standards, trends, and applications (pop culture, music, fashion, art, entertainment).
  • Responds positively to creative direction and feedback but is capable of working independently to develop solutions. 
  • Understands the Rockets brand essence and crafts/develops impactful artwork, designs and logos to compliment the brand. Injects fresh ideas and approach to Rockets marketing creative.
  • Demonstrate the Rockets’ One Team philosophy of Passion, Accountability, Customer Focus, and Teamwork
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design or related field and experience at internship(s) or entry-level graphic design role.
  • Must share portfolio illustrating depth of work and capabilities.
  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite. Specifically Photoshop, Illustrator and inDesign. 
  • Illustration skills are a plus.
  • Knowledge of motion graphics are a plus.
  • A diverse design style and the ability to adapt design for each project.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Must be able to provide a portfolio which highlights a variety of projects including identity design, advertising and/or page layout.
  • Ability to maintain confidential and/or proprietary information.
  • Support with photoshoots, photo selection, archiving, management, and manipulation.
  • Interest in basketball and familiarity with basketball terminology.
  • In-house/in-office position at Toyota Center in Houston, TX
  • Flexibility to work non-traditional schedule, including weekends and some holidays (ability and willingness to work nights and weekends around basketball games).
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • The employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, use handle or feel, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, communicate with others. Standing or sitting for extended periods of time and frequent climbing of stairs.
  • The vision requirement includes the ability to review written and electronic materials in both digital and physical format. 
  • The employee must be able to transfer and move items for departmental needs.
  • The employee must be able to adjust to changing work hours and locations as needed in light of the strong focus on external communications and relationships. 

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