Get to know Chris, Product Designer

What was the most exciting thing that happened this month?
We recently had our huge annual all team meeting, Fall National. One of my fellow designers and I signed up to be a part of it not really knowing what our participation would entail. Turned out to be a set of 3 Minute to Win it style challenges with none other than Jonathan Van Ness guiding us through! There aren’t many companies that can bring an experience like that to you and I’m lucky to have outgoing, hilarious, and fun teammates who will sign up for something like that with me.

What should every designer be reading right now?
The best designers are passionate about helping people because, at the end of the day, that is what we are doing. We are trying to make experiences, products, buildings, UI, etc. easier to use and navigate. With that said, I would say every designer should be reading anything that gives them insight into people who are under served by society today. And more than just read or follow, talk to those people. Engage with people who are unlike yourself and try to see the world through their eyes. That will make you a better designer because it increases your empathy and ensures your product will serve everyone.

What’s your greatest accomplishment in your career at Target so far?
Meeting the goodest boy, Bullseye.

What is the best thing about being a Product Designer?
Constantly being surprised by our guest.

What is the hardest thing about being a Product Designer?
Constantly being surprised by our guest.

What is your favorite thing about working at Target?
Target is known for its beautiful design and branding, and now we are getting recognized for our innovation within digital. I love being at the intersection of these two things designing for the Target app. We are constantly pushing ourselves to think bigger and better for our guest while maintaining the high standard of the Target brand. It’s a super fun challenge and makes for an exciting environment.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
I was a real showboat as a kid so I naturally wanted to be a world-famous singer/actor. As I grew up I switched gears and discovered a love for science and art but didn’t really know how to apply those skills together. In college I discovered design, which felt like the perfect marriage of the two, and instantly knew it was the field I wanted to work in.

Best career advice that you’ve received?
When I did yoga teacher training, my instructor told us that when we are teaching a class, we set the energy for everyone in the room. If we are distracted or off center, the class will feel it and in turn be distracted or off center. I find this applies to my work life as well. Taking time to center myself before a big meeting or check in with myself throughout the day helps not only me, but everyone I’m interacting with. TL;DR Self care.

Do you have a favorite patio to hang out at?
Lush in NE. And, if you stay long enough on Saturday you can catch the weekly drag show inside!

What is your favorite thing to do in Minneapolis?
Eat. I lived in New York City for about 4 years before moving back to Minneapolis (I went to school here—Go Gophs!—and my husband is from here.) and every time we came back to visit I so looked forward to eating at all my favorite spots.

Anything else you want to say?
Download the Target app! 🙂

  • Pauline Pulliam

    September 29th, 2018

    I will to work for y’all company

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    Pulse Blog Administrator

    October 1st, 2018

    Hello,

    Thanks for looking into opportunities at Target! Visit target.com/careers to explore openings and learn more about the application process.

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  • Deborah Ann Remigio

    September 30th, 2018

    MY NAME IS DEBORAH ANN I RECENTLY PUT AN APPLICATION MY COMMRNT I THINK TARGET STORES LOOKS LIKE AN EXCITING PLACE TOO WORK FOR …

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  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    October 1st, 2018

    Hello,

    Thanks for looking into opportunities at Target! Visit target.com/careers to explore openings and learn more about the application process.

    Amanda

  • mary post

    October 2nd, 2018

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  • Josefa N. Magdaniel

    October 5th, 2018

    Application

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