Personal Profile

G. Hong

Gene Hong


A lifelong learner known as an exceptional leader who embraces curiosity & collaboration. With an entrepreneurial background & Fortune 40 experience, bringing a balanced skillset to work at scale, while staying fast & nimble.  Focused on creative & strategic vision (balance of ART+SCIENCE), inspiring leadership & operational excellence with an unwavering CUSTOMER focus to deliver transformational business outcomes, engagement & relevance.

I love to build. Brands | Products | Teams

Currently works as a Director of Product Design, Trend & Print Pattern @ Target, leading a team of multidisciplinary Designers, Engineers, Trend Forecasters and Artists.  In addition, serves as an executive chair of the Asian Business Council within Targets ERG ecosystem, as well as a Mentor for Targets Forward Founders program designed for early-stage consumer goods startups.  A Designer, Advisor and Speaker focused on the art and science of doing good and unlocking possibilities that create positive meaningful impact to people and planet.