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ASSOCIATE DESIGNER – Ava & Viv

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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 Product Development & 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 apparel & accessories 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 that 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 an Associate Designer, you will support Owned Brand, Ava & Viv women’s plus, Product Design and Development with direction from design leaders to achieve overall product design strategy and merchant objectives. You will be expected to maintain a diligent and self-directed approach to workload, and provide accurate and timely communication to internal and external partners. You will support product/trend research, trend concepts, color, and design/development of products. You will also assist the team in preparing product specs, and developing trim, print, embellishment, hardware packages. In addition, you’ll translate ideas using CAD/hand sketches. This includes completing design/technical sketches and professional presentation boards/materials for meetings, and vendor partners. You will also work closely with the Technical Design department, working together to communicate fit and construction details.

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

About you:
• Four-year degree in Design, Fine Art, or similar area of study, or equivalent experience
• 1+ years of experience

• Passion for the plus guest.

• Computer design system skills including Illustrator and Photoshop
• Experience in CAD illustration or 2D/3D software
• Ability to stay aware of Trends and Fashion
• Understanding of textiles, garment construction/fit or raw materials & product production
• Experience assimilating product feedback
• Commercial sense, runway & market knowledge, ability to research and apply market/trend information
• Ability to build strong partnerships in order to successfully work in a fast paced team environment

• Highly organized with strong attention to detail and communication skills

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Job Title: ASSOCIATE DESIGNER – Ava & Viv
Organization: Target Corporation
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota