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Textile Designer Universal Thread

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Textile Designer

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 Owned Brand Management & Product 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, essentials, beauty, or apparel 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 Textile Designer, you will be responsible for the design and development of original trend right graphics, prints and patterns that achieve overall design, brand and assortment strategy for a Target business. Integrating both hand illustrated/painted and computer skills, you will create original artwork exclusive to Target that achieves the overall creative objective. You will ensure products are executable and meet set price points while identifying and resolving any issues that may occur. You will stay abreast of benchmarks and trends through regular research and sources of inspiration to identify recurring themes and translate inspiration into innovative yet saleable art. In addition, you will actively participate and partner in creating art and concepts in collaboration with Design and Textile Design Director. 

Core responsibilities are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About You:

  • 4-year degree in Textile Design, Fine Art or related degree.
  • 2-4 years of experience with solid proficiency in textile design and the ability to work independently
  • Highly proficient in Photoshop/Illustrator, Microsoft Office (Powerpoint, Word, Outlook), Nedgraphics preferred
  • Excellent painting and drawing skills (fine arts)
  • Excellent color sense and pattern merchandising ability
  • Demonstrated high taste level and creative ability
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and organizational skills.
  • Strong ability to prioritize and manage workload with multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to be an effective team player and manage relationships with team and key business partners
  • Strong listening skills and experience assimilating feedback

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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