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Senior Graphic Designer

Design | Mountain View, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Senior Graphic Designer

Job Description

KiwiCo is an innovative e-commerce company that delivers curated hands-on projects to kids around the world every month. We offer kids and parents a delightful, engaging way to explore, create, and learn. In addition to our core subscription offerings, we manage an e-commerce storefront and retail channel. We take great pride and ownership in the products we build and in the community of parents and kids we serve. Our offices are located in lovely Mountain View, CA.

Role and Responsibilities

We are looking for an experienced Senior Graphic Designer who is interested in delivering a cohesive and compelling aesthetic across visual touchpoints. You will be both directing others' creative efforts and designing using a hands-on, learning-focused approach. You’ll champion the KiwiCo brand while relentlessly pursuing our greater business objectives. On a daily basis, you will do the following:

  • Help create, maintain, and apply the official brand style guide

  • Lead design efforts supporting physical and digital products as well as KiwiCo marketing

  • Design intuitive products and interfaces that enable a seamless user experience 

  • Create beautiful visual solutions that advance the KiwiCo brand via typography, photography, videography, color, illustration, and other visual mediums

  • Establish and coordinate art direction for the creative team. Manage design team members.

  • Work alongside product design and editorial in a highly iterative and collaborative way.

Required Qualifications

As a startup celebrating creativity and development, we encourage the same in our team. We seek team players with an infectious positive energy, a get-it-done attitude, and an eagerness to influence the next generation of makers and tinkerers. The ideal candidate will thrive working at a rapid pace and will demonstrate initiative in the face of ambiguity. We expect that team members will possess a strong, self-led desire to learn and grow both creatively and professionally. Excellent organizational, communication, and multi-tasking skills are musts, as well. Specific required skills and qualifications for this role include:

  • 8+ years experience in graphic design

  • 3+ years of creative leadership

  • Strong portfolio demonstrating a refined aesthetic sense, seamless adaptability to a brand’s existing visual style, and an unyielding attention to detail

  • Previous experience optimizing design for print and production

  • The ability to gracefully receive feedback and rapidly adjust in a fast-paced environment

  • A growth-oriented mindset, both professionally and personally

  • Clear communication with the ability to articulate design concepts internally and cross-functionally

  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills

  • Ability to self-manage multiple projects with parallel timelines

  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite — especially InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator

  • Passion for graphic design and enthusiasm for defending design-industry best practices

  • Experience working in a startup environment and designing for children is a plus

If you’re passionate about delivering innovative, delightful, and enriching products and experiences for kids, we’d love to hear from you. Please apply by submitting your résumé, portfolio, and cover letter telling us why you're interested in KiwiCo and what you'd bring to this specific position and our team.