Senior Designer, Global Brand Creative Team

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) k

Las Vegas, NV

Aug 7
Job Description

Become a Champion with us:
Just like the way our fighters prepare with their training partners to be the very best, here at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) we encourage that type of teamwork. A UFC employee, like a mixed martial artist, is well-rounded and willing to put in the time necessary to be world-class. With a team of champions in the office, the UFC has fought relentlessly to break into the sports world with undeniable success. Our growth both in and outside of the Octagon has revolutionized the fight business and made the UFC the world’s leading mixed martial arts promoter and largest pay-per-view event provider. We are universally recognized for our action-packed, can’t-miss events that have sold out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe. Come join us as we progress at a rate never-before-seen in the professional sports world.

The UFC, owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, has additional offices in London, Toronto, Singapore and Sao Paulo.

The Ultimate Opportunity:
Our Las Vegas office has an on-site Cafe serving healthy,delicious breakfast and lunch and a state of the art Performance Center that employees have access to. And, all employees receive UFC FIGHT PASS, a digital subscription services with exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand, original content, The Ultimate Fighter television show and more!

Strategy for Winning:
Position Summary:
UFC is looking for a highly creative Sr. Designer that thinks on a global scale. The ideal candidate thinks strategically, executes artistically, and innovates constantly. This person will work alongside the Creative Director to lead the development of creative assets for our international events while supporting the creative team through domestic events and day-to-day brand initiatives. As a member of the Creative Team you take pride in the work you do that is seen my millions of UFC fans across the globe and think ahead to identify opportunities to push boundaries.

Creatively pushing and innovating the design language of the UFC Brand
Designs and leads creative assets across all mediums, including social, interactive, OOH, print, events, experiential, etc.
Works with Creative Director to lead international teams, agencies and partners on creative assets
Collaborates closely with creative team and other departments to drive themes and storylines as well as visual consistency
Presents creative concepts and storylines for discussion and approvals
Ability to stay on top of multiple team projects to ensure design solutions are on strategy, on brand, on time and delivered with high level of quality
Helps contribute to operational processes and workflow as team scales
Brings a high level of design standards, practice and aesthetics to all design solutions and executions
Ensures deliverables meet all the needs requested in the brief and follow brand guidelines
Passion for staying on top of design trends and industry news
Working with Creative Director to develop creative briefs for international UFC Events
Thrives in a fast-paced environment while still pushing innovation and creativity
Possesses strong communication skills to build partnerships with internal and external teams
Cultivates a creative and collaborative environment

5+ years of experience at an agency or in-house setting
Expert knowledge of Photoshop (Photo manipulation, retouching, digital illustration, etc...)
Strong Illustrator skills (logo design, custom typography, vector illustration, etc...)
Advanced knowledge of photography, print, and digital specifications, production requirements, paper stocks and printing/finishing techniques
Knowledge of UFC and the sport of MMA is a big plus
Self-starter with strong problem solving skills
An outstanding proficiency in visual and/or interactive design
An inspiring portfolio of work that shows creative/strategic thinking
Advanced typography skills
Computer literate in a Mac environment
Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines and last-minute changes
Ability to manage time independently and multiple jobs simultaneously
Passion to lead and mentor Junior Designers
Excellent interpersonal skills to deal effectively with internal and external teams, executive management and business contacts
Ability to maintain discretion and protect confidential information
Desire and ability to work independently and thrive in a multi-tasked, fast-paced environment
Experience with After Effect and/or 3D programs is a plus

UFC conducts pre-employment background and drug screenings.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)

The fastest growing sports organization in the world, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®), started in 1993 as a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. UFC has revolutionized the fight business, and today stands as the world's leading MMA promoter, offering the premier series of MMA sports events that have sold out some of the most prestigious arenas and stadiums across the globe. The UFC organization follows a rich history and tradition of competitive MMA dating back to the Olympic Games in Athens. About 80 years ago, a Brazilian form of MMA known as Vale Tudo (anything goes) sparked local interest in the sport. Today, the UFC has evolved into an organization where hybrid athletes are required to know various disciplines in order to compete at an elite level in a regulated environment where safety is paramount. UFC athletes are skilled in many forms of martial arts, including karate, jiu-jitsu, boxing, kickboxing, grappling, wrestling, sumo and other combat sports. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, headquartered in Las Vegas and with offices in London, Toronto, Brazil, Singapore and Beijing, UFC produces more than 30 live events annually and is the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world, broadcast in over 149 countries and territories, to nearly one billion homes worldwide, in 30 different languages. UFC content is also distributed commercially in the United States to bars and restaurants through Joe Hand Promotions, in English throughout Canada via Premium Sports Broadcasting Inc. and in French throughout Quebec via Interbox. In 2011, the UFC burst into the mainstream with a landmark seven-year broadcast agreement with FOX Sports Media Group. The agreement includes four live events broadcast on the FOX network annually, with additional fight cards and thousands of hours of programming broadcast on FOX properties FS1 and FS2. This also includes the longest-running sports reality show on television, The Ultimate Fighter®, which airs on FS1. The UFC also connects with tens of millions of fans through its website, UFC.com, as well as social media sites Facebook and Twitter. UFC President Dana White is considered one of the most accessible and followed executives in sports, with over two million followers on Twitter. Ancillary UFC businesses include best-selling DVDs, UFC.TV offering live event broadcasts and video on demand around the world, the best-selling UFC Undisputed® video game franchise distributed by THQ, and a new franchise in development with EA, UFC GYM®, UFC Fight Club affinity program, UFC Fan Expo® festivals, branded apparel and trading cards.