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Senior 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
  • 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 Vegan Beauty, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Ole Henriksen.


POSITION SUMMARY

Support the Creative Director with forward-thinking print and digital creative that amplifies the KVD Beauty brand. Partnering in planning, managing, and delivering strategic brand assets from concept through execution. Opportunities to develop advertising, in-store animations, collateral, digital, and video assets.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the Creative Director by providing creative solutions that meet business objectives
  • Participate in concept ideation for multichannel marketing initiatives
  • Organize and design product launch style guides for global retail and marketing partners
  • Design print assets, web pages, email campaigns, social content, and more
  • Follow brand marketing briefs while creating forward-thinking creative assets
  • Manage design projects on time and within budget with the highest quality of standards
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of typography, photography, print and digital design; ensure all deliverables adhere to brand guidelines
  • Present assigned projects to cross-functional teams for feedback and final approval
  • Manage small to medium scale photoshoots
  • Develops strong partnerships with Brand Management, Marketing, Program Management, and Content team
  • Design elevated creative assets under a strict and fast-paced timeline
  • Maintain and advance the KVD Beauty creative vision


REQUIREMENTS

  • College degree: BA or BFA preferred
  • Minimum 7 years of experience as a Graphic Designer for a beauty/fashion retailer or creative agency
  • Proficient knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Understanding of design for visual merchandising 
  • Strong knowledge of retail print production, typography, grid systems, UI/UX, and responsive design frameworks
  • Basic HTML skills, knowledge of CSS, and UI & UX experience preferred
  • Collaborative, with exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • 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
  • Passion for and understanding of current fashion and beauty trends
  • Awareness of digital and print design trends
  • Ability to work in a very fast-paced environment and meet very tight deadlines
  • Driven to excel and succeed; self-motivated
  • Digital portfolio or website