Lead Visualization Artist
- Minneapolis, MN
Description: 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 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 .
A role with Creative Production means that you'll be part of a team that leads Target's digital and print production strategies to life for Target's guests. The team has a broad range of responsibilities including strategy planning, creative, operations, and production execution. The 3D Production team is responsible for Target's 3D digital and print executions by working part of a cross-functional creative team.
As Lead Visualization Artist/Director , you will lead and manage creative projects, direct creative staff and act as a brand stewart for a global production team responsible for creating 3D photo-realistic digital imagery combining the virtual with the real world. You'll lead 3D artists, contractors and external agencies to concept, design and develop creative executions that support the Target brand and meet our strategic business objectives. You'll stay ahead of the latest cultural, style and technical industry trends and you'll inspire and guide a collaborative team towards innovative approaches and ideas. You will work as a part of a collaborative creative team to produce 3D photo-realistic executions for web and print. Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.
About you: (4-7 bullet points)
- Bachelor's degree in 3D Art preferred or equivalent work experience
- 8+ years' experience marketing, architectural or entertainment industries
- 2+ years' experience in a creative leadership role
- Portfolio that demonstrates quality 3D photo-realistic visual and motion design skills
- Advanced skills in all aspects of the 3D pipeline, including modeling, rigging, animating, UVing, texturing, shading, lighting, and rendering
- Excellent understanding of composition, color and storytelling
- Understanding of photography and real-world lighting principles
- Thorough understanding of production processes for web, print and video
- Advanced knowledge of Substance Suite, Adobe Photoshop, 3D Studio Max, V-Ray, Corona, Z-Brush, Clo
- Ability to communicate effectively and interact with all levels both internal and external
- Must have strong interpersonal skills
- Adept at managing multiple, concurrent and complex projects
- Ability to identify the need for change and lead others through it
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.
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