Lead CGI Artist

in Minneapolis, MN

Lead CGI Artist Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID

    17098532

  • Req #

    R0000089650

  • Job Location

    33 S 6th St
    Minneapolis, MN 55402-3601, US

  • Job Category

    Technology and Data Sciences

  • Job Type

    Full time

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.

Production is an integral part of Target’s Marketing Team and is leveraged for static and video production services.  We partner with teams across the company to bring the Target Brand to life.

As a Lead 3D Artist, you will bring the Target Brand to life by being a part of a global production team responsible for leading resources in solving challenging technical issues in the 3D asset pipeline.

Consistently produce high quality, photo-realistic 3D product and lifestyle imagery under tight production deadlines. 

Provide creative and technical leadership across projects, provide technical expertise where required to maximize quality and efficiency across production.

Leads development and implementation of continuous process improvements for 3D production  in service of all internal and external creative production; appropriately champions and drives change management within team and with key partners.

Work closely with Sr Manager of 3D operations and production to establish and guide others on best methods. 

Lead, influence and collaborate with art directors, stylists, retouchers and artists on the look and feel for 3D renderings, workflow and other new capabilities. 

Influence and work closely with project managers, producers and the broader creative organization. 

Identify high potential individuals and develop avenues for growth.  Conversely, work with low performers to improve performance.

Research cutting edge approaches to 3D content creation in support of the creative process from a usability standpoint.

Excellent creative and technical problem solving skills. 

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

About you:

Bachelor's degree in 3D art, design, computer science or equivalent.7+ years in architectural visualization or in creating photo realistic 3D imagery.Experience with 3D and post-production software (Autodesk 3DsMax, V-Ray, Corona, Marvelous Designer, Photoshop/Substance Painter).Experience influence, communicating and driving change across organizational and cross functional boundaries.Must be well-rounded in modelling, texturing, surfacing, and animation.Expert in creating both high-poly assets, experience in creating low-poly assets is a plus.Understanding of 3D scanning and AR/VR technologies and workflows is a plusExperience in performance managing and motivating others.Action oriented, with ability to prioritize and drive results.Exhibits integrity, creativity, ingenuity, and resourcefulness.Ability to facilitate and clarify project expectations, objectives, and deliverables.Demonstrated ability to effectively navigate ambiguity.

Additional Information

Who We Are

From partnerships and volunteerism to team member benefits and resources, we support veterans and military members as they serve our nation and our communities.

As a member of the Veteran Jobs Mission, Target has joined other top companies in a pledge to hire more U.S. military veterans. Together, we’ve already hired nearly 300,000 veterans, inspiring the coalition to raise its goal to hire 1 million U.S. military veterans by 2020.
Our team member benefits for activated reservists include pay differential and optional medical coverage for dependents. Through our Human Resources team, we provide proactive Leave of Absence (LOA) guidance and support to ensure smooth employment status transitions for military team members pursuing a LOA.

Saved Jobs