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Associate Digital Designer

Creative | San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description

ABOUT KENDO

Kendo Holdings, Inc. is a San Francisco-based beauty brand developer and wholesaler owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy - Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury group.  A play on the words “can do”, Kendo has become the hub of creativity and next generation beauty product development for global Sephora channels and selective retailers outside of Sephora.

Through original development, collaborations and acquisitions the Kendo stable of brands will always be creative, inspiring and innovative. A dynamic engine of speed, expertise and market-savvy, the Kendo team continues to redefine the beauty industry through great product, great storytelling, great retail and direct-to-consumer partnerships.  This shows up in everything we do and in what we stand for:

  • ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT:  We seek creative ways to get things done
  • PERSEVERANCE:  We are moved by Winston Churchill’s words, ‘never, never, never give up’ 
  • GENEROSITY:  The power of giving
  • STORYTELLING:  Creating authentic stories to inspire
  • QUALITY OBSESSION:  Our product quality is a reflection of ourselves
  • FUN:   Work, life, and fun are woven of a single fabric
  • ADVOCACY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION:  We believe in listening with humility and acting with courage. We recognize, seek, and celebrate the power of diversity across the full spectrum of personal identity.

The Kendo house of brands currently includes: Bite Beauty, Fenty Beauty, Fenty Skin, KVD  Beauty, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Ole Henriksen.


POSITION SUMMARY

The Associate Digital Designer supports the Associate Creative Director and Senior Digital Designer with dynamic digital creative for desktop and mobile that delivers on the brand experience. Partnering in planning, managing and delivering strategic marketing campaigns from concept through execution. Opportunities to develop marketing emails, static and animated paid social ads and digital banners, and banners and site assets for FentyBeauty.com, FentySkin.com, and Sephora.com.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supports the Associate Creative Director and Senior Digital Designer by providing creative solutions that meet business objectives
  • Develop pixel-perfect, highly innovative, refined digital assets under high paced timelines
  • Drives design projects on time with the highest quality of standards
  • Demonstrates solid understanding of typography, photography, graphic design and digital design; ensures all assets adhere to brand guidelines
  • Owns presentation of assigned projects to cross functional teams for feedback and final approval
  • Supports Senior Digital Designer and team in producing final files for release, with careful consideration for proper digital file types and compressing files if necessary, for web
  • Develops strong partnerships with Brand Management, Marketing, Program Management and Digital (E-Commerce) teams
  • Designs marketing emails, static and animated paid social ads and digital banners, and banners and site assets for FentyBeauty.com, FentySkin.com, and Sephora.com


REQUIREMENTS

  • College degree; BA or BFA with a focus on Graphic Design, Communications Design, or UX/UI preferred
  • 1-2 years of design experience in digital design focused on one or more of the following: E-Commerce web design, UX/UI, paid social, emails, and/or responsive design for web (mobile and desktop)
  • Proficient knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite on Mac Platform (especially Photoshop and InDesign)
  • Familiarity with Figma is a plus
  • Strong understanding of web UI standards, grid system, responsive design frameworks
  • Familiarity with HTML and CSS
  • Understanding of digital trends and best practices for responsive web design, marketing emails, paid social, and digital banners
  • Familiarity with basic image retouching in order to edit product background colors, cut out product components, etc
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ease and polish in presenting in a variety of settings: small/large groups, managers, formal presentations
  • Solid organizational skills, detail-oriented; time management skills, ability to juggle priorities
  • Strong relationship-building skills; ability to work with a variety of people in various disciplines
  • Understanding of current fashion and beauty trends
  • Ability to work in a very fast paced environment and meet very tight deadlines
  • The drive to excel and succeed; self-motivated
  • Passion for beauty and retail