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Industrial Designer

Packaging | San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description


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:  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.

Effective January 18, 2022, as a condition of employment, Kendo requires all newly hired employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date unless they have requested and received an exemption from the Company in the form of a reasonable accommodation due to a qualifying medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief or practice.

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

Position Summary 

The industrial designer has the exciting opportunity to create new packaging designs across all Kendo brands.


  • Ideate on new packaging designs for all Kendo brands – primary (lipsticks, compacts, bottles, etc) and secondary structures (gift sets and more)
  • Design completely new ideas as well as franchise extensions
  • Also work on designs for new functional innovation (dispensing, opening, closures, etc)
  • Present sketches to packaging development leads
  • Iterate concepts based on design feedback from packaging team
  • Render concepts in 3D
  • Make 3D models of selected designs and adjust as needed
  • Release 3D data and design control drawings
  • Evaluate 3D files from the manufacturer for dimensional accuracy
  • Review samples from manufacturing
  • Help prepare for brand founder meetings


  • Passionate about color cosmetics and packaging
  • Must have a relevant degree with 3-5+ years relevant work experience; beauty industry strongly preferred
  • High familiarity with key cosmetic packaging types including compacts, dispensing systems, doefoot applicators, mascaras, lipsticks, etc.
  • Familiar with various packaging technologies and materials
  • Understanding of multiple brands and aesthetics
  • Ability to communicate via quick hand sketches
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects – prioritization and planning
  • Ability to work both independently and with cross-functional teams in a fast moving/changing environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to think both strategically and tactically with exceptional attention to detail
  • Fluency in Adobe Creative Suite, Solidworks, Keyshot