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Digital Graphic 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

The Kendo house of brands currently includes: Bite, Kat Von D, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Ole Henriksen and Fenty Beauty.  

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Supports the Creative Director and team 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 advertising, in-store animations, collateral, digital and video assets.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supports the Creative Director 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 and within budget with the highest quality of standards
  • Demonstrates solid understanding of typography, photography, graphic design and digital design; ensures all assets adhere to brand guidelines
  • Assists CD and team with photography and trend research
  • Owns presentation of assigned projects to cross functional teams for feedback and final approval
  • Supports CD and team in reviewing final production stages; mechanicals for routing and release
  • Develops strong partnerships with Brand Management, Marketing, Program Management and Content team

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • College degree; BA or BFA preferred
  • 2-5 years of design experience in digital design, focusing on mobile and desktop
  • Proficient knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite on Mac Platform
  • Strong understanding of web UI standards, grid system, responsive design frameworks
  • Basic HTML skills and knowledge of CSS
  • Degree focused on UI & UX preferred
  • 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
  • Understanding of digital trends and best practice
  • 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