Tobin Dorn is an American sport designer and a graduate from the New World School of the Arts (Miami) and the Pratt Institute of Design (Brooklyn). 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. His innovative work has also been featured on the television show 60 Minutes. In 2001, Tobin moved from New York to Brazil where he launched the New Level Design, aka Tobin Dorn Design Studio, a company that offers consultancy design services for sport design (footwear, sportswear, equipment), design innovation, sport branding, project management, art direction, presentations and MMA (mixed martial arts) projects. Tobin is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, and in recent years his artwork has been recognized 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 and has designed apparel concept collections for the UFC.

Work Samples

  • FILA Cage Delirium

  • FILA FXT Legacy

  • FILA Kenya Racer 3

Work History

WORK HISTORY: 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 Founder 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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