1+ months

Sr Packaging Production Designer

Minneapolis, MN 55415

Sr Packaging Production Designer

About us:

Target is an iconic, beloved and well recognized brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of Americas leading retailers.

Fueling the continued success of one of the worlds 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 worlds most beloved and recognizable brands to life. Whether through design, marketing or brand work, we are the driving force behind delivering Targets dynamic, inventive and unmistakable storytelling to its massive global audience. Our mission is to inspire a sense of joy, wonder and excitement, and to takeourguestsand ourselvessomewhere 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 platformswhether via a digital art gallery or a new $1 billion childrens 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 Packaging Production Designer, you will be responsible for extending design programs for Target's portfolio of exclusive owned brand packaging while maintaining consistent brand standards, with a high taste level and standard of creativity. You will collaborate with creative and marketing teams in detailed concepts and executing layout revisions, establishing extensive and detailed toolkits or style guides as well as creating schematics or mock-ups & presentation decks for partner and/or leadership reviews. You will manage all project assets, dielines and proof all keyline ready-files while working closely with global marketing and packaging partners and separator partners. 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 Target and industry standards/best practices and ensuring all peers and partners are kept informed. 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 Packaging experience with production emphasis
  • 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.

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.


Posted: 2019-11-11 Expires: 2020-03-07

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