Print & Surface Designer - Home
Description: 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 Designer - Print/Surface, you'll support Owned Brand Product Design and Development with direction from design leaders to achieve overall product design strategy and merchant objectives. You will also be responsible for managing workload, understanding the product development process and meeting key deadlines. This position requires a highly creative individual who is also a committed team player and can be counted on to meet and exceed expectations. Strong communication skills with peers, leaders and business partners is also critical.This individual will creative print/surface designs/artwork for a wide spectrum of home products within multiple brands, so versatility to creative artwork in various styles is important. Drawing and painting skills as well as CAD expertise is also critical. This designer will also work closely with peers and senior leaders to research trends, build concept boards and set up presentations. Target is a fast-paced environment, so the ability to translate ideas and create artwork quickly is critical as is the ability to organize files and input and maintain accurate information in systems.Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.About you:
- 4 year Design, Fine Art or similar degree.
- 4 - 7 years of experience.
- Passion for creation and a strong work ethic
- Computer design system skills including Illustrator and Photoshop.
- Drawing, painting and illustration skills
- Trend/fashion awareness with a particular emphasis on home products
- Demonstrated high taste level and creative ability.
- Understanding of placement of patterns to various home products.
- Ability to research and apply market/trend information.
- Ability to successfully work in a team environment.