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Graphic Design Intern - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

U.S. Soccer Overview

We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States.  Our mission is to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States. We embrace diversity, technology and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and serve our athletes and fans. We are seeking motivated, passionate, skillful people who can think, create and work on a team. 

U.S. Soccer is a growing company that looks for team members to grow with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture and an atmosphere for professional development.

Department Overview

The graphic designer will help bring U.S. Soccer’s brand identity to life through visual storytelling. As the graphic designer, you will work with the brand director and social media teams on the design and production (concept through to execution) for creative concepts aligned with U.S. Soccer’s brand strategy.  The internship will offer integrated design experience that will expand your portfolio and provide a unique opportunity to help establish U.S. Soccer’s place in the global game. 

Primary Duties

  • Develop creative assets for U.S. Soccer and its partners in multiple mediums – social media, print collateral, event design, digital, etc.
  • Help convey U.S. Soccer’s visual identity in a consistent manner across multiple channels.
  • Work collaboratively with various departments and individuals to develop creative that demonstrates a strong sense of composition, layout and creativity within U.S. Soccer’s brand parameters.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience in an agency, in-house creative department or currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program at an accredited college or university or an advertising portfolio program (must be at least junior year).
  • Strong, audience-focused design capabilities in both print and new media. Candidate must submit portfolio along with resume.
  • Ability to work 20-40 hours per week.
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop.
  • Ability to understand/follow creative direction and incorporate constructive feedback.
  • Understanding of how digital platforms are built (photography, video/animation, 3D rendering, and web experience) a plus
  • Good time management skills and ability to work within strict deadlines
  • Highly creative and willingness to contribute innovative ideas/thinking

Working at U.S. Soccer is a unique opportunity. Employees who work at U.S. Soccer have the following attributes:

  • Adopt a company centric approach—Serve the Athlete and the Fan
  • Embrace and see learning as a lifelong pursuit
  • Possess a growth mindset—keeps an open mind and seeks new challenges
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Open to criticism and does not make excuses
  • Possess a tireless work ethic
  • Wants to be part of a team that wins
  • Has the ability to be firm but fair
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Build relationships through genuine interpersonal skills 

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