You are a skilled Graphic Designer looking forward to working for a creative marketing and brand team supporting Orlando City SC, Orlando Pride, and Exploria Stadium. You will work with the Creative Director, the Sr. Creative & Brand Manager, and other designers, photographers, and content creators and will be responsible for the creation, execution and delivery of static graphics that elevate our teams' brands through merchandise, broadcast, social media, website, app, live events and more.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Graphic design for Orlando City, Orlando Pride, Orlando City B, and Club Partners as assigned, with a focus on branding, social media, merchandise, and partner design.
Collaborate with the marketing team on overall brand/campaign ideation and design that defines and manifests the brand voice for the organization.
Assist Content team with static graphics, including social media graphics and smart templates (e.g. web shells, gameday asset templates, etc.).
Assist with ideation and design of Club and stadium signage, including mockups and print-ready files for large scrims, billboards and public adverts.
Collaborate with multiple internal departments to deliver requested creative elements that meet functional needs and aesthetically match the club's brand guidelines across Comms, Commercial, Corporate, Content and sporting departments.
Coordinate partnerships/collaboration with local artists for Gameday Poster Program and other art-driven Club initiatives.
Lead design ideation and planning for CITYiD (Orlando City’s apparel customization program).
Design team apparel/merchandise as needed.
Assist with coaching/mentoring Graphic Design intern.
Other duties as assigned.
It’s never just a job at Orlando City SC. It’s a way of life. We live and breathe soccer and entertainment. We believe each role is as unique as the person who does it. To join our team, you will also possess these qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, illustration, or related field.
Minimum of 2-5 years of relevant experience in graphic design.
Strong digital design portfolio demonstrating full breath of design experience
Exceptional creative abilities: looking to push the envelope and develop and implement fresh ideas.
Fundamental graphic design expertise including strong typography, layout and illustration skills
Ability to blend art, music, pop, local, and soccer/Supporter cultures into design language.
Demonstrated ability to design within the constraints of brand standards
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office 365 (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Ability to work with 3D computer graphics software preferred.
Ability to edit videos and motion graphics preferred.
Ability to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure.
Ability to work independently, be self-directed and demonstrate initiative.
Team-centric attitude and approach
Willingness to learn and utilize a project management system
Able to work non-traditional hours and weekends in non-traditional settings, within a team atmosphere.
About Orlando City and Orlando Pride:
With two major professional teams, Orlando City and Orlando Pride, the Orlando City Soccer Club (OCSC) has established itself as one of the preeminent Clubs in professional soccer.
Orlando City joined Major League Soccer (MLS) as the league's 21st franchise in November 2013, becoming the first MLS team in the Southeast. The Lions began league play in March 2015. In 2019, Orlando City re-launched Orlando City B (OCB) to bridge the gap between its successful youth development academy and the First Team.
The Orlando Pride, OCSC’s National Women’s Soccer League franchise, began play in 2016 – bringing professional women’s soccer to Orlando for the first time.
Orlando City and Orlando Pride play at Exploria Stadium, a 25,500-seat soccer-specific stadium built in 2017 and located in the heart of Downtown Orlando.
With a footprint across the central Florida region and a roster comprised of international and home-grown talent, Orlando City and Orlando Pride boasts global relevance through its assemblage of world-class athletes.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.