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Sr Production Designer

Apply Now Job ID: MAR0001FD Date posted: 11/21/2018 Location: 0501 - HQ MN Minneapolis Downtown, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sr Production Designer
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 Senior Production Designer, you will be responsible for extending design programs for packaging, in-store signing and other marketing channels for Target's portfolio of exclusive brands, while maintaining consistent brand standards, with a high taste level and standard of creativity. This position will report to Senior Creative Production Manager.
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
  • Solid use of MAC computer programs: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop.
  • Portfolio of samples demonstrating Target brand expectations.
  • 3-5 years of experience, must include packaging design experience
  • Possesses fundamental design skills with the ability to receive and interpret design direction. Has strong attention to detail.
  • Collaborates with creative and marketing teams on layout creation/revisions and toolkits or style guides as well as creating schematics or mock-ups & presentation decks or boards for partner/leader reviews.
  • Defines and executes layout details and rules for execution including messaging hierarchy, branding elements, typography, photography and illustration.
  • Executes projects by designing, overseeing and executing production details including asset management, overseeing retouching to creating keyline ready-files alongside internal and external partners, including creative team, India partners, agencies, separators and vendors.
  • Successfully collaborates and performs duties by solving problems, applying critical thinking, presenting and clearly communicating project needs or ideas with partners and leaders. 
  • Operates effectively, efficiently and with minimal direction through ambiguity.
  • Organizes and plans details and assets for multiple projects in order to meet project deadlines. Integrates and balances big picture with day to day work.
  • Works closely and directs separator execution teams and partners to create and proof print ready mechanical files or web ready deliverables. Ensures quality and accuracy of work.
  • Ability to extend detailed concepts across multiple channels, formats, forms and apply proportions of scale.
  • Drive continual improvements by defining quality standards and best practices; Takes the initiative to address critical issues.
  • Participates and leads special projects and committees that will impact the larger organization.
  • Ability to travel and attend photo shoots with creative teams to provide detailed crop information, layout revisions and assist with photo art direction when needed. 
  • 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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