Graphic Design Manager
Job Details
Esperson - Houston, TX
Full Time
4 Year Degree

Job Title:                     Graphic Design Manager

Department:                 Marketing & Communications

Reports to:                   Creative Director

Status:                         Regular, Full-time, Exempt (Professional Exemption)



The Graphic Design Manager realizes a broad range of visual projects to support the organization’s marketing and communications needs in addition to internal clients from a variety of departments.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Support the organization through leadership of creative design in all relevant projects.
  • Develop print materials, including brochures, inserts, calendars, postcards, signage, large posters, and other merchandising materials
  • Lead design and management of the monthly printed program booklet. Includes layouts, design, organization, coordination with advertisers, and budget management.
  • Oversee digitally based design projects including video project management and execution, GIFs, etc.
  • Collaborate with Digital Marketing Director, Marketing Director, and Chief Marketing Officer on concepts for each campaign and advise on photography, videography, and print relationships to best serve the projects.
  • Oversee design and logistics for projects related to traditional advertising
  • Maintain the Houston Symphony brand identity, ensuring consistency across all materials while constantly evaluating modernizing and optimizing all creative products.
  • Schedule, delegate, and prioritize graphic design projects for the design department. Includes management of Junior Designer and freelance designers.
  • Project manage jobs from start to finish, including print bids, production, and printing oversight
  • Unify the quality and consistency of communications
  • Work collaboratively with members of the marketing team as well as other departments
  • Work concert duty as required. Must be able to work some evenings and weekends
  • Perform additional duties as required by the Houston Symphony


  • Bachelor’s degree and/or formal training in graphic design
  • 4–6 years job experience in graphic design and print production
  • Strong design portfolio with print and digital examples
  • Computer expertise in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and Illustrator required
  • Basic conceptual understanding of marketing preferred
  • Strong digital illustration skills a plus
  • Ability to take design direction and adapt to constructive criticism
  • Familiarity with print production with knowledge of printing processes and materials preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including good proofreading skills
  • Positive attitude with a team approach to project conception and completion
  • Excellent organizational skills and detail-oriented approach a must