Creative Production Designer

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Feb 08, 2019
Apr 13, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: Designer - In-Store Marketing

About us:Target is an iconic, beloved and well recognized brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.
Fueling the continued success of one of the world's most beloved and recognized brands is a distinctly capable, creative and innovative Marketing organization. Target Marketing is well known for inspiring and surprising guests, and we pride ourselves on connecting them to the products and experiences they expect and deserve from Target. We study our guests to discover new needs and insights, and then craft every interaction to build brand love. We are market experts who insist on a clear and cohesive understanding of our business objectives, guest segments and behaviors, strategies and tactics, overcoming obstacles and measuring success. Our commitment to partnering both internally and with external agencies gives us a wide range of capabilities, from award-winning creative work to exciting and unique promotional marketing. Leveraging our collective assets and fostering a healthy, supportive and open team culture, we deliver a holistically gratifying experience that guests can only get at Target.

Target Creative is the in-house creative agency dedicated to bringing one of the world's most beloved and recognizable brands to life. Whether through design, marketing or brand work, we are the driving force behind delivering Target's dynamic, inventive and unmistakable storytelling to its massive global audience. Our mission is to inspire a sense of joy, wonder and excitement, and to take our guests—and ourselves—somewhere new. Never resting on past wins or settling for anything less than extraordinary, our origin story built us to thrive in the competitive and changing retail marketplace. We tell a compelling and cohesive brand story, maximizing our messages across multiple platforms—whether via a digital art gallery or a new $1 billion children's clothing brand. Operating as one fully integrated team in both the U.S. and overseas, Target Creative comprises the best and brightest talent to execute market-leading creative strategy, design, writing, video production, operations, digital, UX, social media and more. We leverage smart and rewarding external partnerships while closely aligning with our Target teams. Together, we tackle every creative challenge with our amplified strengths, ultimately bearing the groundbreaking creative work that helps make Target the decisive guest favorite, year after year.
  • As a Production Designer, you will be responsible for applying and extending world class creative designs to in-store marketing materials while working collaboratively with a creative team and Retail Brand Experience partners. Target's Retail Brand Experience team brings together in-store marketing, visual merchandising and packaging teams to create a connected, inspiring store experience through product presentation, environment and storytelling.You will need the ability to collaborate well with designers, copywriters, agency partners and global partners on executing layout revisions, establishing toolkits or style guides as well as creating schematics or mock-ups & presentation decks for partner and leadership reviews. You will manage all project assets, oversee retouching and create print ready-files while working closely with separators and global partners as well as assist in proofing print ready mechanical files. You will apply and follow production execution rules to all work, layouts and print ready files including message hierarchy, branding elements, type-setting, photography and illustrations while ensuring quality and accuracy of work per standards and best practices. You may also need to travel and attend local photo shoots with creative teams to provide detailed crop information and on set layout revisions. Attention to detail, organizing and planning details for multiple projects in order to meet project deadlines are all expectations for this position.
This position will report to Senior Manager Creative Production. 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 college degree and/or equivalent experience
  • 2-3 years of experience.
  • Solid use of MAC computer programs: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop.
  • Proven track record of work demonstrating ability to apply fundamental design skills, strong attention to detail and the ability to extend detailed concepts across multiple formats and apply proportions of scale to each.
  • Strong success rate of receiving and interpreting design direction from creative partners.
  • Successfully collaborates and performs duties by solving problems, applying critical thinking, presenting and clearly communicating role and project needs with partners and leaders. 
  • Proven track record of following direction and working independently.
  • Ability to operate effectively and efficiently, prioritizing, organizing and managing a workload for multiple small projects.
  • Stays current on emerging style, graphic and industry trends, innovation, and advancement in the fields of branding, design, as well as tools and technology used to perform role.


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