Senior 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 takeourguests—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.

Position Details

Senior Production Designer
Twin Cities Metro
Minneapolis, MN

As a Senior Production Designer, you will be responsible for extending design programs for both print and digital channels for Target's portfolio of exclusive brands, while maintaining consistent brand standards, with a high taste level and standard of creativity. You will collaborate with creative and marketing teams in concepting and creating layouts, 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 keyline ready-files while working closely with separators and partners as well as assist in proofing print ready mechanical files or web ready deliverables prior to live dates. You will help define and apply 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 and ensuring all peers and partners are as well. You may also need to travel and attend local photo shoots with creative teams to provide detailed crop information, execute on-set layout revisions and assist with photo art direction. You will manage all production design details in order to meet project deadlines and successfully integrate and balance big picture with day to day work. A Sr Production Designer will also drive continual improvements by defining quality standards and best practices, take the initiative to address critical issues as well as participate and lead special projects and committees that will impact the larger organization.

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 
  • 4-6 years of experience. 
  • Solid use of MAC computer programs: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop. 
  • Proven track record of work demonstrating ability to adhere to brand expectations, applying fundamental design skills, strong attention to detail and the ability to extend detailed concepts across multiple formats and channels while applying proportions of scale and production rules 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 operating effectively, efficiently and with minimal direction through ambiguity. 
  • Established success in simultaneously organizing and managing multiple large and 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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