Creative - Graphic Designer

  • Orlando Pride
  • Orlando, FL, USA
  • 04 May, 2024
Full time Digital Graphic Design Media MLS

Job Description

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.



Title: Graphic Designer

Department: Creative 

FLSA: Full-Time Salary; Exempt

Reports to: Art Director

 

Position Summary: We're looking for a Graphic Designer to be a part of the Creative team that supports Orlando City SC, Orlando Pride, and INTER&Co Stadium. This individual will work with the Creative Director, Art Director, other designers, photographers, content creators and will be responsible for the creation, execution and delivery of graphics that elevate our teams' brands across merchandise, broadcast, digital media, live events, in-stadium signage and much 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, digital media, merchandise, and co-branded 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 internal departments to deliver requested creative assets 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, development and planning for CITYiD (Orlando City’s apparel customization program).

● Design team apparel/merchandise as needed.

● Assist with coaching/mentoring Graphic Design associate.

 

Qualifications:

● Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, illustration, or related field, preferred. 

● Expert level proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and PowerPoint / Keynote

● Minimum of 2-5 years of relevant experience in graphic design role, preferred.

● 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 cultural references into design language.

● Demonstrated ability to design within the constraints of brand standards

● 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 utilize / learn a project management system and process.

● Able to work non-traditional hours and weekends in non-traditional settings, within a team atmosphere.

 

Preferences:

● Design / Creative agency or Professional Sports team experience.

● Understanding and passion for American and International soccer culture

● Bilingual / Multilingual (Spanish and/or Portuguese in addition to English preferred)

● Experience with project management and communication apps Slack & Monday



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.