Costa Mesa, CA, United States
Architecture, Design, Retail
Vans Sr Designer of Environmental Design
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.
Senior Designer – Environmental Design: Become the Newest Member of the Vans Family
As the senior environmental designer, you will bring exceptional design skills and a portfolio of innovative design solutions with an emphasis on brand storytelling and product marketing in the retail space. You will bring enthusiasm for utilizing high-level designs, an interest in installation art and new technology for the our retail space. You will be a part of a creative-led team comprised of environmental designers and art directors. In this position, you will be instrumental in creating and developing overall design concepts, formulating design presentations, and providing creative and process leadership through all phases of projects, centered around retail and wholesale environments. You will deliver high quality performance and intimate working knowledge of the brand ad market is expected.
How You Will Make a Difference:
Lead presentations with strong verbal and visual execution, while clearly communicating design vision.
Lead, delegate, manage, and drive multiple design projects from conceptualization to finished product, adhering to calendar deadlines.
Mentor and manage designers through clear and consistent coaching and development.
Collaborate with creative team as well as other department members on larger creative initiatives.
Create and develop overall design concepts around retail and wholesale environments. Introduce new technology to our retail space.
Skills for Success:
Years of Related Professional Experience: 5 years professional experience including proven track record of leading the design of both retail and wholesale executions.
Educational/ Position Requirements:
A Bachelor’s degree in interior design, environmental design or related field.
Ability to use 2D/3D software, including Sketch Up, AutoCAD, KeyShot, PhotoShop, In Design, Illustrator, and Keynote.
Emphasis on brand and product storytelling through retail design – The ideal candidate has a wealth of experience designing store windows and in-store displays.
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
Outstanding presentation skills.
Strong leadership, management and mentoring skills.
Utilize a variety of design elements to articulate high-level, impactful artistic vision.
Deep knowledge of graphic design and typography.
Fluency in current advertising, design, and fashion trends expected.
Knowledge of architecture and construction.
Ability to read construction documents is required.
Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:
Travel by air and overnight, as required 15% amount of time.
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.
Website : http://www.vfc.com
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