PD&D Trend Designer - Home & Hardlines

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Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Posted
Jun 24, 2018
Closes
Jul 19, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: TREND DESIGNER - HOME & HARDLINES

About us:Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.At the heart of one of the world's best loved and most recognizable brands is an impeccable Product Development & Design organization. We thrive on the magic of discovering that just-right thing, and we infuse everything we do with our passion for affordable chic. We concept, develop, make and deliver the stylish new favorites that Target guests expect and deserve. We are uber-savvy trend and style experts who stay ahead of the curve, proactively identifying our market's needs and exceeding them, every time. Join one of our dynamic and inventive teams to influence the style, quality and value that decisively position Target above the competition. Your input will have a direct and positive effect, whether on home, hardlines or apparel & accessories categories. Here, you'll be close to the action of dreaming up and bringing to life the Target-owned brands that surprise and gratify guests, wherever and whenever they love to shop. A role with the Design team means a big opportunity to start from scratch and create something truly original. Are you a design expert who can support your business by staying one step ahead of industry trends, new materials and techniques? Can you demonstrate the utmost attention to detail and create products that are unprecedented in the marketplace for their design and quality for the price? Then you'll have success on our Design team who owns the design and development of all Target-owned brands, from apparel to home goods, and beauty to essentials. In close partnership with our merchant and sourcing counterparts, you'll drive brand cohesion and continuity, ensuring that our products meet the merchant line plans, assortment strategies, price points and overall creative direction. As a Trend Designer, you will be accountable for the research and development of seasonal trend concepts, color, material and form directions to inspire and drive brand direction/recommendations with alignment to enterprise macro trends, overall product strategy and brand.  Utilizing multiple sources of media (competitive shopping, runway shows, pop culture, online research, etc.), trend services and creative intuition to identify recurring themes and translate inspiration into commercially viable and relevant trend stories.  As well mentoring the Associate Trend Designer, building out the trend presentation docs/materials, independently managing workload, understanding key deadlines and deliverables.
Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.
About you:
  • 4 year degree in Design, Fine Art, similar or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 5-8 years of experience.
  • Computer design system skills including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Demonstrated high taste level, creative and storytelling ability.
  • Commercial sense, market knowledge, ability to research and apply market/trend information.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong color sense and pattern merchandising ability.
  • Knowledge of product development processes.

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