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 […]

Get to know Randi, Lead Accessibility Consultant

What should every designer be reading/following right now? A few resources for accessibility news/topics. WebAIM blog: https://webaim.org/blog/ Level Access Blog: https://www.levelaccess.com/blog/ Deque Systems Blog: https://www.deque.com/blog/ What’s your greatest accomplishment in your career at Target so far? Helping to make accessibility part of the development process from start to finish. We are part of product teams now instead of being the roadblock at the end of the process. What is the best thing about being an Accessibility Consultant? The best thing about being an accessibility consultant is the variety. We’re always working on new things and having to come up with new accessibility solutions to make sure the cool things our designers and engineers want to build will work for all of Target’s guests. I like having to continually learn and grow. What is your favorite thing about working at Target? I like working with a variety of teams and digital […]

Get to know Pete, Lead Product Designer

What was the most exciting thing that happened recently? I took some new designs to a store and had the cashiers test them for usability. It was a huge success. It was easy to use and they really liked the new designs. What’s your greatest accomplishment in your career at Target so far? My greatest accomplishment is that I’ve done so many different things at Target. I worked on Target’s first digital product, Cartwheel. I helped bring the weekly ad to mobile devices. I improved the online and mobile app checkout experiences. I designed software for team members to plan promotions and now I’m working on in-store technologies like the software on cash registers and self-checkout. What is the best thing about being a Product Designer? I love solving big problems. Working with business and technology partners to solve problems for our guests and team members is so rewarding. Whether […]

Get to know Juliano, Lead Product Designer

Hello, my name is Juliano, and I’m a Lead Product Designer at Target. I’m currently the lead product designer on Nicollet Design System. I previously founded Cympel, an adtech startup, worked at Best Buy, led a web design meetup group, and worked as a print designer. What is the best thing about being a Product Designer? When I was starting my career as a designer back in the 90s, I was drawn to the art and composition of an effective piece of work. Back then, my understanding of design was very skewed toward “making things pretty” and art. Well, it turns out that a designer’s job is a lot more than creating visuals. It’s also about impact and transformation. The best thing about being a product designer is the journey of putting myself in a position to be in the shoes of the guest while working with highly talented individuals […]