Manager, Digital Designer

Posted on: 
March 29, 2024

Job Description

ABOUT KENDO

Kendo Holdings, Inc. is a San Francisco-based beauty brand developer and wholesaler owned by LVMH Moet 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:

"Can Do" Spirit: We work together to make our wildest dreams a reality: As entrepreneurs, we embrace optimism and find creative ways to reach our goals

Advocacy, Diversity, and Inclusion: We recognize and celebrate the full spectrum of personal identities. We create safe spaces so everyone's voice is heard. We listen with humility and act with courage.

Storytelling: We tell authentic stories like no one else. It's our key to inspire trust and build relationships, rallying, our people, partners, and consumers around our brands.

Resilience: We embrace challenges as opportunities. Change is ever-constant, and agility is our strength.

Product Excellence: We put the consumers first: We constantly raise the bar to create products of the highest quality that everyone just has to have.

The salary range for this position is $90,134 - $112,668 per year based upon a San Francisco location. Offered salary is dependent upon experience and location. Kendo Total Rewards offerings also include an annual bonus and a comprehensive benefits package including: medical, dental, and vision insurance, flex paid time off program, parental leave, employee discount/perks, a retirement plan with employer contributions, Summer Fridays, opportunity to work from anywhere for a month in the summer and July and December wellness/shutdown weeks for applicable positions.

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

POSITION SUMMARY

A Digital Designer on the Digital Creative Team creates visually appealing and effective designs for a variety of digital platforms including brand websites, email campaigns, and performance marketing. They work closely with Senior Digital Designers Directors, Copywriters, Ecommerce, Global Creative and Brand/Marketing teams to understand project objectives and drive innovation.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supports the Digital Design Director by providing creative solutions that meet business objectives
  • Develop pixel-perfect, highly innovative, refined digital assets under fast-paced timelines
  • Drives design projects on time with the highest quality of standards
  • Demonstrates solid understanding of typography, photography, graphic design, digital design, and motion graphics a plus; ensures all assets adhere to brand guidelines
  • Owns presentation of assigned projects to cross-functional teams for feedback and final approval
  • Supports Digital Creative Team in producing final files for release, with careful consideration for proper digital file types and compression
  • Develops strong partnerships with Brand Management, Marketing, Program Management, and Digital (E-Commerce/Product/Performance Marketing) teams
  • Design marketing emails, site assets, user experience, static and animated paid social ads, and digital banners

REQUIREMENTS

  • College degree; BA or BFA with a focus on Graphic Design or Communications Design preferred
  • 4-7 years of design experience in digital design focused on one or more of the following: E-Commerce web design, UX/UI, email, and paid social
  • Proficient knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite on Mac Platform (especially Photoshop, InDesign, and After Effects) and Figma
  • Familiarity with Premiere Pro and Shopify, a plus
  • Strong understanding of web UI standards, grid system, responsive design frameworks
  • Understanding of digital trends and best practices for responsive web design, marketing emails, and performance marketing
  • Strong understanding of social media platforms and an interest in experimentation to meet growing trends
  • 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
  • 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
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