Creative - Graphic Designer – Santa Cruz Skateboards

Dream Job Alert! Want to work in the art department at one of the most innovative and sought-after skateboard companies in the world?


Santa Cruz Skateboards is looking for a Swiss army knife type of designer. This is NOT an illustrator position. The ideal candidate has previous experience with apparel, hard good and marketing collateral design, has designed in a team setting, is a self-starter that has an acute attention to detail and takes direction well.  You’re a self-professed art/graphic design nerd, and have a portfolio that shows it. Your co-workers think you’re funny, and although your ideas can be wacky at times, they respect your design skills. No job is too big or too small, you’re just down for the cause, and stoked to be making some of the coolest stuff in skateboarding. 


This is an ideal role for a team player looking to build their design skillset, there’s lots to learn and you’ll learn it from some of the best artists and designers in the industry.


Position Type: Full Time, In-House, Hourly Position


What You’ll Do:

This position focuses primarily on supporting the Santa Cruz design team. You will work directly with Creative Directors, Art Directors, Brand Managers and Designers, and will be responsible for the conceptualization and execution of a variety of design projects.  You will be expected to create consistently innovative, on-brand designs that support our brand’s unique identity and creative direction. 


What You Need:

Able to work 40+ hours/week

Passion for skateboarding and art

Familiarity with NHS brand portfolio (Seriously, at least look it up before you apply.)

Digital portfolio that demonstrates your design abilities and aesthetic

2-3 years of experience in the design industry

Advanced knowledge of the principles of graphic design including conceptualization, layout, typography and file preparation for production ready artwork

Experience with Adobe After Effects or Motion Graphics, a plus

Familiarity with screen-printing process and color separations

Familiarity with pre-press process

Intermediate/advanced knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign

Advanced knowledge of post-production techniques including color correction and clipping paths

Organized, detail-oriented, multi-tasker with strong communication skills

Able to work independently to prioritize projects and manage workload

Able to work in a fast-paced environment and meet daily and weekly deadlines

Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design or equivalent experience

Team player with a great attitude


What You Get:

Competitive salary, incentive bonus and profit sharing bonus plan.  Health insurance (low employee contribution), 401K plan, and personal time off.  FREE Espresso, Hot Cocoa, and Popcorn (on Fridays).  Awesome employee discounts on NHS product as well as discounts at other well- known companies.  Work for a great company that offers quality of life, flexibility, a good vibe, no politics and a relaxed environment.


Reports To: Art Directors and Creative Department Manager


How to Apply:

  • Please submit resume, cover letter and design portfolio online at Click on jobs to apply
  • Digital/PDF Portfolio Required - Applications without a portfolio will NOT be considered

No Phone Calls Please

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