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Sr. Packaging Designer

Packaging | 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:  
  • 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 Sr. Packaging Designer is responsible for creating inspiring and innovative packaging designs for Kendo Brands. This position will translate our brand message
 and strategy into compelling package design.

You will have the opportunity to work on innovative projects and see your products from concept to shelf. You will collaborate with multiple team players including engineers, project managers, and production artists.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create inspiring, strategic, and innovative ideas for compelling primary and secondary design.
  • Review proposed designs with Design Director and SVP of Packaging prior to sharing with cross-functional teams to ensure design aesthetics and requirements are met.
  • Drive the execution of product branding by developing and managing consistent product and packaging codes across core products, line extensions, seasonal campaigns and promotions.
  • Drive package design development for upcoming programs/launches on designated brands.  Partner with product development and packaging teams to achieve the highest level of quality for each project- understanding limitations due to timing, costs, etc.
  • Own presentation of packaging designs to cross-functional team, including development/completion of 3D renderings and comps.
  • Own the translation of approved master creative compositions and lay outs into the various sizes and formats needed for products while maintaining the original creative intent and specs (including dies, bleed, trim, type safety, resolution, color mode); effectively manage files to ensure accessibility for print specs.
  • Act as the liaison with Senior Production Artist to ensure artwork is delivered accurately and on-time.


REQUIREMENTS

  • 5-7 years’ experience in design, and 3 years’ experience in packaging; BA in design preferred
  • Advanced/Expert Apple computer skills in Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, with a specialty within Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign
  • Self-starter who will participates in all aspects of the programs from concept through execution
  • Detail oriented designer who is comfortable with shifting design direction and working on multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to quickly generate concepts and visually communicate those ideas with renderings and/or comps
  • Ability to take initiative and design proactively
  • Demonstrated ability to meet tight timelines, manage multiple projects and work productively in a team environment are required
  • Excellent time and project management skills
  • Strong oral and written communications skills with professional demeanor
  • Very strong organizational skills
  • Must have excellent eye for color and typography
  • Experience in creating presentation decks from materials to concepts
  • Passion for graphic design and beauty with a sense of both current and developing trends in print/pattern, art, and packaging