Production Artist (Mid-Sr. Level) : Costa Mesa : Freelance

We’re in need of a Temporary Production Artist (Mid-Sr. Level) to assist our friends in Costa Mesa, CA!  This temporary assignment will be for at least 6 months.  Must be able to work on-site in Costa Mesa, CA.

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. 


  1. You will empower the Creative team with innovative and authentic design and production support for projects such as:

  2. - In-store retail artwork for North America including Mexico, Canada and the United States. - In-store wholesale artwork and POP for North American wholesale partners

  3. - Collaboration package design for Global products

  4. - Interior and exterior artwork and creative package design for North American PR events

  5. - Global and North American product catalogs,

  6. - Global toolkits

  7. - Interior and exterior artwork for North American brand activations and events,
    product launches, action sports competitions, tradeshows, Global alignment meetings, etc.

  8. - Traditional print ads, OOH and marketing and branding materials for North America

  9. You will support the Art Directors in the design and creation of original artwork such as logos, layouts, tech drawings, event apparel, set design, studio photography direction and retouching.

  10. Due to your original designs, you will enable us to launch a strong output of original, creative content.

  11. You will collaborate with the Environmental Design team for creative solutions that result in event experiences that exceeds our consumers expectations and pushes industry standards and norms.

  12. You will develop strong partnerships with 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.

  13. 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.


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

  • Exceptional understanding of Mac platform

  • Design background with production expertise

  • Print experience necessary

  • Knowledgeable in 4 color printing and prepress process

  • Retouching knowledge preferred

  • Traditional art skills such as painting, drawing, illustration and mixed media preferred

  • Participant in action sports/music/art/street culture preferred

  • Ability to prioritize and manage workload while meeting deadlines

  • Detailed oriented

  • Proactive attitude in creating creative solutions