VF Corporation Vans Production Artist in Costa Mesa, California

Job Description

Vans: Be a Part of the Original

“It was never about waving the brand like a flag, it was always about the people” – Paul Van Doren

Vans is the original action sports footwear company, rooted in authenticity and creativity. Founded in 1966, Vans has thrived on a legacy of impacting our greater community through four pillars: action sports, music, art and street culture. We are constantly inspired by the expressive creators within our company and community as they bring new and innovative perspectives to help shape and transform the future of our business.

At Vans, our culture sets us apart and influences everything we do. We are driven by five values:

  • We are determined.

  • We are connected to our consumers and to each other.

  • We are inclusive.

  • We are expressive and fun.

  • And most of all, we are a family.

Vans is a subsidiary of VF, the world’s largest apparel and footwear company, comprised of more than 25 brands. We are leaders in global footwear, apparel and accessories, available in more than 170 countries worldwide. As we continue to expand, VF and Vans take great measures in developing and growing our people.

Vans is founded on a culture of learning. We take pride in our ability to facilitate learning opportunities by providing the resources and tools necessary to support each individual’s pursuit of growth to achieve future goals. In order to prioritize career growth within our company, Vans offers courses on topics such as leadership, communication, collaboration and technical skills to ensure our employees are self-motivated and fulfilled with our rapidly growing business.

By joining the Vans family, you will be immersed in an environment of incredibly supportive and collaborative people. We work very hard across a multitude of large initiatives to bring the Van Doren spirit to life. We live for what we do.

Production Artist: Become the Newest Member of the Vans Family

Here at Vans, we value the voice of youth culture and enable creative expression through outlets such as action sports, music, street culture and art. In order for us to accomplish our goal of reaching those consumers, we seek employees who are motivated to push the limits of creativity within these pillars. In your role as a Production Artist, you are creating creative content customers will identify with. Your work is the forefront of our consumer experience and is the first touch point to deliver an impactful message. Our marketing is geared towards celebrating youth culture, which is why as our Production Artist, it is crucial to honor the integrity of our company and be willing to express yourself. In turn, Vans will be the exact environment you need to be in order to achieve career growth and have a fun and supportive creative environment. If you choose to join our leading global footwear, apparel and accessory brand, you must share our vision in influencing youth culture and empowering artistic expression.

How You Will Make a Difference:

You will empower the Creative team with innovative and authentic design and production support including: retail/wholesale artwork and POP, packaging, catalogs, global toolkits, marketing and branding print materials, artwork for events, competitions and tradeshows, etc. Due to your original and creative designs, you will enable Vans to launch a strong output oforiginal content You will collaborate with the Environmental Design team for creative and detailed solutions that result in event experiences that exceeds our consumers expectations and pushes industry standards and norms. You will develop strong partnership Project Managers regarding timelines and workload so you are set up for success to deliver meaningful work to hit the market at the right time with the right materials. You are an expert with industry trends and software techniques as you will give guidance as how to target the Vans audience and reach them in a meaningful way.

Skills for Success:

Years of Related Professional Experience: 5+ years

Educational/ Position Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or a minimum of 5 years of design/production experience.

  • Expert in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop skills

  • Exceptional understanding of Mac platform

  • Design background with production expertise

  • Print experience necessary

  • Knowledgeable in 4 color printing and prepress process

  • Art skills such as photo retouching, painting, drawing, illustration and mixed media preferred

  • Ability to prioritize and manage workload while meeting deadlines

  • Detailed oriented

  • Proactive attitude in creating creative solutions

Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:

  • Minimum travel required (approximately 5%)

  • Ability to be flexible in additional hours when needed

Organized in 1899, VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, with global iconic brands, 64,000 associates and $12.4 billion in revenue. Our businesses and brands are organized into four categories called coalitions, comprising: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, and Sportswear. While VF is highly diversified across brands, products, distribution channels and geographies, our One VF culture and approach to doing business provide a unique and powerful competitive advantage.

VF Diversity Vision Statement

VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.