Tobin Dorn is an internationally acclaimed sport designer whose innovative work has been featured on the television show 60 Minutes. A graduate from the New World School of the Arts in Miami and the Pratt Institute, he began a career as a footwear designer for Fila and later Puma where he created boot concepts for the film X-Men (2000) and designed sportswear for Olympic athletes. In 2001 Tobin moved from New York to Brazil where he launched the New Level Design Studio, a company that specialises in sportswear, footwear design and branding. Tobin is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, and in recent years his artwork has been recognised by leading figures in the mixed martial arts world. he has created official logos for UFC champions such as Anderson Silva and Mauricio Shogun Rua. Tobin currently lives in Porto Alegre with his wife and family.

Work Samples

  • FILA KR3 Golden (Rio Edition)

  • KR3 Silver (Rio Edition)

  • Kenya Racer 3 - Olympic pack

Work History

TOBIN DORN EXPERIENCE DASS GROUP (2016 - present) Ivoti, Brazil Account Manager (FILA Performance Footwear Division - Running, Tennis, XT) DASS GROUP (2013 - present) Ivoti, Brazil Design Director (FILA Performance Footwear Division - Running, Tennis) TOBIN DORN DESIGN STUDIO (2013 - present) Curitiba, Brazil UFC x TRACK&FIELD (2012 – 2013) São Paulo, Brazil Apparel design consultant | Design direction PUMA NORTH AMERICA (2011-2012) Boston, USA Footwear design | Creative direction Performance running innovation consultant ALPARGATAS (2006 - 11) São Paulo, Brazil Footwear designer | Design direction MIZUNO Brazil, TOPPER & RAINHA brands. DASS GROUP (2003 - 2006, 2011 - 2012) São Paulo, Brazil Footwear design | Design direction UMBRO, FILA, KAPPA & TRYON brands. ANDERSON SILVA MUAY THAI COLLEGE (2003) Curitiba, Brazil Brand design PUMA AG (2002 – 2003) Munich, Germany Footwear design consultant | Design direction - Performance Running AZALÉIA (2001-02) São Paulo, Brazil Footwear design | Design direction Olympikus brand. PUMA NORTH AMERICA (1998 – 2001) NYC Footwear design | Creative direction - Running FILA NORTH AMERICA (1995 – 1997) NYC Footwear design - XT


  • Pratt Institute

    • Bachelor Arts (BA) Visual Communications
    • 1990 - 1996
  • New World School of the Arts

    • Associate Arts (AA) Visual Arts
    • 1988 - 1990
  • Performing and Visual Arts Center

    • High school Visual Arts
    • 1985 - 1987

    PAVAC (Miami, FL )



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