Product Designer – Lighting, Furniture & Wall Decor Job at TARGET – 3.6 Minneapolis, MN
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 multi-cultural 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 on home style 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 home 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 style, 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 both in store and online. In close partnership with our merchant and sourcing counterparts, you’ll support brand cohesion and continuity, ensuring that our products meet the merchant line plans, assortment strategies, price points and overall creative direction.
As a Product Designer you will support Owned Brand Product Design and Development to achieve the overall product design strategy and merchant objectives. Under the overall direction of design leadership, you will design product for assigned categories, brands, business or guest segment and manage the development process and calendar including:
Diligent approach to workload, maintaining good, timely communication with business partners, team members and CFTs
Support and own product, brand, trend and guest research
Build knowledge of the home industry; is able to interpret and communicate trend stories
Understand the brand aesthetic and own the design process: concept through execution
Translate ideas quickly working in a clear and logical way using CAD/hand sketches for technical packs.
Support and own preparation of professional presentation boards with illustrations, CADs and product details.
Support and own brand cohesion; partners with peers across the division to ensure continuity
Support and own product designs for merchant line plans, assortment strategies, price points and overall creative direction.
- Four-year degree in Industrial Design, Fine Art, or similar area, or equivalent experience
Minimum 3-8 years of work experience
Experience with, but not limited to, artistic renderings, CAD models, 3D modeling (SolidWork, Keyshot, 3D Max or other
Working experience in the Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)
Demonstrated skills in presentation, written, verbal, and interpersonal communication
Understanding of 3D development, raw materials and overseas product production
Commercial sense, market knowledge, ability to research and apply market/trend information
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Ability to successfully work in a team environment
Ability to respond to business objectives with creative, innovative, and cost-effective design solutions
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.
About the Company
Company: TARGET – 3.6
Company Location: Minneapolis, MN