sr Art Director - Digital
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Description: SR ART DIRECTOR - DIGITAL
Target is one of the world’s most recognized brands 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 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 Art Director, Digital, you will be part of a team that drives the creative vision for category content across target.com digital channels. You will leverage your digital design expertise, knowledge of technology and usability, and your eye for detail to create compelling, usable and inspirational digital content that connects to our evolving guest. You will collaborate with a broad team of Strategists, UX Architects, Copywriters, User Interface Engineers, Production Designers, Site Merchandising Planners and Project Managers. You will deliver on business goals and objectives and advocate for empathy with your passion to understand guest needs and journeys. We will support you along the way with robust onboarding, as well as personal and career development, to help you grow as a strong Senior Art Director. Responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.
- 4-year college degree and/or equivalent experience
- 5-7 years of digital creative experience
- Strong portfolio demonstrating breadth of design and photo art direction expertise
- Strong conceptual skills and expertise in typography and use of photography
- Strong User-Centered Design experience with a solid understanding of user-focused design principles
- Basic UX and front-end development knowledge and ability to communicate effectively with XD and developers
- Flexible to travel (weekends included)