The design for the Vermont Innovation dollars showcase a reverse celebrating the extreme sport of snowboarding. Created by Justin Kunz and sculpted by Craig Campbell, the design features a young female snowboarder in the air performing a trick called a "melon grab." The scene contrasts against a mountainous, Vermontian skyline.
Excluding the introductory 2018 dollar, obverses also carry a privy mark of a stylized gear which represents industry and innovation. The gear’s depiction has changed annually.