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VF Corporation Designer, Active Apparel in Costa Mesa, California

As the Active Apparel Designer, you will embrace your creative expression to create on-trend apparel for a global and iconic brand. In this role, you will be instrumental in creating apparel that represents youth culture and aligns with our vision and values while exceeding our consumers’ expectations.

Join the Vans Family

Vans® is the original action sports footwear company, rooted in authenticity and creativity. Founded in 1966, we have 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 creative voyagers within our company and community. For them, creativity is about the journey, not just the output.

Our mission is to empower everyone to use creativity to discover themselves. Our vision is to create a world where anyone can be their unique self.

At Vans, our culture sets us apart and influences everything we do. We are driven by our five values: We have HEART – also referred to as the “Van Doren Spirit”. We are relentlessly CURIOUS about our consumers and the world around us. We are UNAPOLOGETICALLY AUTHENTIC and whole heartedly believe the most “Off the Wall” thing you can do is be yourself. We are driven by a spirit of INGENUITY. And we are passionate about local COMMUNITIES. And most of all, we are a family that has fun together.

At Vans we empower creative exploration and inspire youth culture through a commitment to inclusivity. We welcome anyone and everyone into our global family and proudly celebrate and environment where individuality is embraced, equal opportunities thrive, and everyone is empowered to reach their greatest potential.

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

As of October 18, 2021, this position requires proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 on the first day of employment, absent need for medical or religious accommodation or other exemption as allowed by state or local law. Further information provided during the recruitment process.

How You Will Make a Difference

What you will do:

• Use your graphic skills to create designs that are original, iconic, unique and innovative that align with our creative vision and Vans culture.

• Adhere to the Vans graphic design process and direction for all Active, SMU and OMU projects

• Partner with your Manager and Merchandising on all graphics to ensure consistency and alignment with all project requests.

• Create accurate and thorough design tech-packs for development to ensure proper execution.

• Communicate and work cross functionally within the Active and SMU design dept.

• Demonstrate strong teamwork skills through cooperating with cross-functional team members. Establish strong communication with other management staff, employees and others with whom the company conducts business. Facilitate multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment as challenging projects are a given.

• Adhere to all calendar dates.

What success looks like:

• Function with a highly collaborative mindset, and ability to work closely with cross-functional partners to create best in class product.

Free To Be, Inclusion & Diversity

As a mission-led, performance driven company, we strive to foster a culture of belonging based on respect, connection, openness and authenticity. We are committed to building and maintaining a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our associates, allowing them to bring their authentic selves to work every day.

Skills for Success

Years of Related Professional Experience: 5+ years

• Associate/Bachelor Degree in related field or equal work experience.

• Strong graphic background, typography, repeat patterns, graphic layouts and techniques.

• Experience in Men's / Women's graphic design application for Apparel and Accessories.

What we expect you already know:

• Proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop CC and Procreate

• Ability to create initial design concept sketches.

• Knowledge of design process with print techniques and tech-packs.

• Ability to work within a project-based team dynamic.

• Fast pace graphic design workload, able to work under tight deadlines and time constraints.

• Strong multi-tasking, communication and organization qualities are a must

• Ability to establish, communicate and maintain effective relationships with all design departments.

VF Guiding Principles: Live with Integrity, Act Courageously, Be Curious, Act with Empathy, and Perservere.

What’s in it For You

We’re in the business of unleashing human potential, driven by the ideas, energy and commitment of our people. That’s why we offer comprehensive benefits that encourage mental, physical and financial well-being for all VF associates. When it comes to benefits, we’re the total package. Go to MyVFBenefits.com and click on “Looking to Join VF?” to learn more.

Our Parent Company, VF Corporation

VF is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies connecting people to the lifestyles, activities and experiences they cherish through our family of iconic outdoor, active and workwear brands. At the heart of our journey lies our company-wide purpose: We power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. This is our purpose. It’s the reason we come to work every day. It’s a commitment shared by our global associates across all brands. Our purpose unites us and leads us to pursue our goals, together. This is our calling. Learn more at vfc.com

We just have one question. Are you in?

Vaccine Requirement:

Unless prohibited by applicable law, this position requires proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 on the first day of employment, absent need for medical or religious accommodation or other exemption as allowed by state or local law. Further information will be provided during the recruitment process.

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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.

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