What is the best thing about being an Enterprise Product Designer?
Helping people. That seems so cliché, but it has never been truer for me in my career than working on the Enterprise UX team at Target. The software that my teams and I are working to improve and create are used by fellow team members all day, every day. If it’s difficult and frustrating to do your job, I want to fix it! It’s so powerful to have a purpose where my work helps to increase efficiency, team member job satisfaction, and data integrity. Item data (and those who care for it!) is at the heart of what runs our business at Target, and it’s exciting to be in a space that has so much team member, company, and guest impact.
What is your favorite thing about working at Target?
Our mission. I feel that mission on a cellular level, and it is so awesome to me that so many people show up each day and try again at helping to make that come true. Being a human is hard work, and I don’t know one person who couldn’t discover a little more joy in their everyday life.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was young I wanted to be a writer or a lawyer. I went to college for Journalism. (Hearing people’s organic wanderings through life to find their careers is so interesting, yo!) And now here I am, an Enterprise Product Designer, still on the quest of curiosity, fighting for truth and justice.
What is the hardest thing about being an Enterprise Product Designer?
The limitations of time and resources. It’s so hard to hear about team member or merchandise vendor pain points and then have to send them to the backlog because they don’t fit in with current priorities.
Anything else you want to say?