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Vans Accessories Designer

Company: VF Corporation
Location: Costa Mesa
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Job Ad

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 expressive creators within our company and community as they bring new and innovative perspectives to shape and transform the future of our business.

At Vans, our culture sets us apart and influences everything we do. We are driven by our five values: We are Determined. We are Connected to our consumers and to each other. We are Inclusive. We are Expressive and Fun. Most of all, we are a family.

Our purpose to enable creative expression and inspire youth culture is fostered through our 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.

Accessories Designer- Women's Apparel

As the Accessories Designer, you will be responsible for driving innovation within your category and overseeing the complete design process from initial concept to finished product. Working in a highly collaborative and creative environment, you will partner with the Senior Designer and women's apparel design team to ensure alignment across categories, while adhering to our design/development calendar. You will design and develop styles for specific classifications and regional requests while maintaining target margins and development milestones. You will partner with Merchandising and Development to manage the product timeline and general business entities. You will be joining a leading global footwear, apparel and accessory brand and must share our vision in influencing youth culture and empowering artistic expression.

How You Will Make a Difference

What you will do:

  • Design innovative and brand relevant products for our women's category that support the growth of our accessories business and enable creative self-expression for our consumers

  • Maintain thorough understanding of the Vans consumer via market research, seasonal trend boards, and innovative material/ trim developments.

  • Collaborate with cross -functional team members and maintain alignment across all categories.

How you will do it:

  • Create detailed tech packs and technical specs for overseas development, and mange updates to ensure product accuracy.

  • Communicate designs through visual presentations and storytelling

  • Thoroughly review prototypes with developer and merchandiser, propose modifications for cost engineering and to ensure quality fit and construction standards.

What success looks like:

  • Maintain a cooperative team environment that promotes high performance standards and attainment of goals

  • Demonstrate organizational ability to facilitate multitasking in a fast-paced environment

Free To Be, Inclusion & Diversity

As a purpose-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: 2-4 years

Educational Position Requirements:

A formal education and subsequent undergraduate/graduate degrees are nice to have, but we are most interested in your total experience and professional achievements.

What we expect you already know:

  • Hands on experience managing the design process from concept to finished product

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • Understanding of accessories design process including: basic construction, technical spec process, materials, trims, and print technique knowledge

  • Competencies in computer design programs, (e.g. Illustrator, Photo Shop, excel, keynote)

  • Graphics/Print repeat/3D Design experience is a plus

What we will teach you:

  • Enovia/plm , Virtual Collaboration Platforms

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

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 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

We just have one question. Are you in?

Keywords: VF Corporation, Costa Mesa , Vans Accessories Designer, Other , Costa Mesa, California

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