VF Corporation The North Face: Associate Apparel Print Designer, Creative Services in Alameda, California

Job Description


The primary responsibilities of the Apparel Print Designer are to design and execute creative print artwork for The North Face global product and Creative department’s needs. This includes Men’s, Women’s and Youth print apparel, accessories and equipment.


  • Contribute to the innovative, brand-right print for all tiers of global apparel and product branding, for both in-line and quick-turn calendars under direction of Design Director.

  • Be at the global forefront of design trends in print. Design original prints that align with seasonal direction and commercial objectives.

  • Continuously leverages resources in producing new ideas. Has solid awareness of outdoor, lifestyle and streetwear trends and the and the ability to interpret these trends though the TNF lens.

  • Creates accurate production files detailing artwork specifications, scale, color callouts. Reviews strike-offs and drives for highest standard of results.

  • Produce trend reports and present findings to cross functional teams.

  • Assist Print Team to maintain print library.


  • 2-3 years minimum related professional experience.

  • Experience in apparel print/graphic design a plus

  • Bachelor's Degree in Studio Arts, Textile Design, Graphic Design, or equivalent experience and portfolio, or equivalent years of combined education and experience.

  • Proficiency in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign in a Mac environment.

  • High level of creativity and proficient in color usage.

  • Basic knowledge of fabrications and their relation to the print production process.

  • Strong understanding of design principles, and ability to reference art history.

  • Hand-drawing and illustration capabilities a plus.

  • Exercises personal professionalism and sense of accountability.

  • Possess effective communication skills and thrives on working within team-based environment.

  • Must be detail oriented with design, production files, and communication.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in fast-paced, deadline driven environment.

  • Travel required: 5%

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.