Sr Art Dir Graphic Designer

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posted
Mar 31, 2021
Closes
Apr 20, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:

As a Senior Art Director/Designer, you will act as a thought leader within the design team; helping to set design direction through creation of style guides, seasonal campaigns, print weekly AD, and continued growth of digital, social and video promotional work. You'll regularly collaborate with creative partners within Promo Creative such as Creative Directors, Art Directors, and Copywriters. You will work closely with Promo Marketing Partners to understand business strategy, priorities and timing in order to translate business direction into on-brand creative solutions.

You must be able to effectively communicate conceptual ideas and design rationale, both verbally and visually, and be able to successfully juggle and prioritize work for multiple projects to meet deadlines. You are a person who shows passion, optimism and drive-able to leverage your experience to move forward without always having all the answers. You proactively seek out opportunities to learn and stay current with latest tools, technology, styles and graphic trends and share them with the rest of the design team. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:

• Must have strong skills in leading projects

• Must have experience in a variety of mediums: print, digital, social, video and emerging channels to help drive innovative work

• Strong portfolio demonstrating conceptual thinking and breadth of design, typography
and a strong understanding and application of art direction

• Leadership skills to provide art direction to photo teams and collaborators

• Effective visual and verbal presentation skills

• Connect creative work to the strategy/brief

• Skilled in managing and executing complex projects at many different stages

• Open to feedback and able to deal with change

• Solid understanding of Macintosh computer and graphics industry software programs, including the CS3 suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop.

• Have an operational knowledge of font usage, file management, and print & digital

production

• 4-year college degree or equivalent experience

• 5-7+ years of creative experience in advertising agencies and/or in-house brand studios

• Experience in retail in the Style and Hardlines categories are a plus

About us:

Target is one of the world's most recognized brands 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 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.

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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