Sr Graphic Designer - In-Store Marketing

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sep 12, 2019
Oct 23, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time
Sr Graphic 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 Sr Graphic Designer, you will design world class creative for in-store marketing 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. In-store marketing punctuates and elevates product stories through messaging, photography, digital, experience and environmental design. You will be a self-motivated lead designer and strategic systems thinker who can operate in ambiguity on multiple projects. You will need to demonstrate excellent graphic design and typography skills with photo art direction experience and expert knowledge of design tools. The ability to think and design dimensionally is especially desired. Experience with set design, propping and story-telling in a spatially aware and impactful manner is helpful in this role.
  • You will oversee and execute various projects by designing and/or overseeing photo art direction, as well as electronic and print production details. You will be responsible for making timely decisions for fast-paced projects to meet deadlines. You will create presentations and present effectively to Leadership and Marketing teams. Critical to the role is staying current with the latest industry, fashion, graphic and technology trends and demonstrate application to projects.

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
  • 5-7+ years experience.
  • Portfolio demonstrating excellence in graphic design, typography and a strong understanding and application of art direction.
  • In addition, practical experience in the following are highly desired: Architecture or Environmental design, Installation and display experience for retail or museums, Spatial design or other dimensional design experience. Visual merchandising or experience developing vignettes or displays.
  • Effective visual and verbal presentation skills.
  • Interpersonally savvy with strong listening skills.
  • Open to feedback with ability to take direction.
  • Action oriented with ability to prioritize and drive results.
  • A self-starter able to deal with change.
  • Solid understanding of Macintosh computer and graphics industry software programs, including the CS3 suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop. Has an operational knowledge of font usage, file management and print and digital production.
  • A passion for story-telling and creating/overseeing engaging, dimensional experiences that will inspire and delight our guests.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.


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