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Vans: Retoucher, Creative Services



Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2023

As the Retoucher in our Creative Services Department, you will be a key part of the creative team that is responsible for global ad campaigns in both print and film. We’ll be looking to you, while working directly with our in-house creative team, to help ensure originality and detail in our campaigns. Your ability to retouch images in line with the creative team’s vision is a crucial role to the team, as well as play a critical role as the team member that ensures all imagery is of the highest quality.

It is critical that you’re able to balance both taking feedback and adding value to the creative team. You must be able to work on multiple projects at once. As the Creative Services Retoucher, your sense of self-motivation will allow you to prioritize a number of different projects, ensuring projects are completed when deadlines set. We are a company that is always seeking progress while staying true to our ideals of authenticity and innovation. Attention to detail and relationship building is a must! By interacting and partnering with art and creative directors, you will ensure all goals of the department are achieved. Most importantly, your love for the Vans brand, and for building strong partnerships, will only further enhance your role on this highly creative, dynamic team.

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.

How You Will Make a Difference

What you will do:

  • Retouch all photography according to the creative and production specifications.

  • Ensure visual consistency of production images within projects, and across brand.

  • Retouch images in accordance with established style guides.

How you will do it:

  • Proficiency in Photoshop/lightroom and the Adobe Creative Suite

  • Working quickly and efficiently under tight deadlines.

  • By retouching a wide range of products and on figure images that involve cleanup and color correction.

  • By developing strong partnerships with both art and creative directors to improve department efficiencies.

  • A sharp eye and attention to details.

What success looks like:

  • Effective, accurate retouching and consistent color treatments.

  • Colaborative working with the creative team.

  • An artistic sense of integrity.

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

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:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Photography or Graphic Artist field or an equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Experience working in the action sports & advertisement industry

What we will teach you:

  • Internal systems at Vans and across VF

  • Cross-fuctional partnerships

  • Global Accumen

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?

Hiring Range:

$73,440.00 USD - $91,800.00 USD annually

Incentive Potential: This position is eligible for additional compensation awards that may include an annual incentive plan, sales incentive, or commission potential. Specific details of the additional compensation eligibility for this position will be provided during the recruiting and interview process.

Benefits at VF Corporation: You can review a general overview of each benefit program offered, including this year's medical plan rates on www.MyVFbenefits.com and by clicking Looking to Join VF? Detailed information on your benefits will be provided during the hiring process.

Please note, our hiring ranges are determined and built from market pay data. In determining the specific compensation for this position, we comply with all local, state, and federal laws.

Pursuant to all applicable local Fair Chance Ordinance requirements, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, VF will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.