We are looking for an outstanding Senior Brand Designer to join our new KAYAK Hotel Team! This is a senior role working closely under the Art Director and with the Experience Director defining the future of brand direction for KAYAK Hotels.
In this role, you’ll be part of a collaborative organization, cross functionally working with KAYAK’s Accommodations Operating System Tech Team, Global Brand Design, Product Design, Marketing Design, and Design System.
You will be responsible for conceptualization, brand strategy, identity development, and delivery of final designs. Strong presentation skills that assist in explaining and substantiating design direction are critical.
Work closely with the Art Director, Global Brand Design Team and Experience director to direct and determine concepts and visual direction for KAYAK Hotels
Lead design of print collateral projects from concept through production
Assist with the concept and execution of photo and video shoots for new hotel openings
Create external and internal facing presentations to support the executive team
Lead the design for future brand partnerships/collaborations and initiatives
Interact with, present to, and explain creative concepts and design systems to internal partners of all levels
Align with wide array of stakeholders in the organization to deliver brand assets
Incorporate brand concepts into complete, cohesive brand identities
Be autonomous. Take full ownership of your work and full responsibility for every last detail. Own the success or failure of your design work
‘Systems Thinking' of how to approach design and each of the areas it impacts, both now and in the potential future.
Experience designing at consumer-focused companies
Expert knowledge of print, digital, and environmental design and production
Proven experience creating concept pitches and creative presentations
Excellent command of design fundamentals including typography, balance, harmony, negative space, photographic cropping, color theory, grid, etc.
Strong understanding of branding, how to create a branded system for campaigns and sub brands.
Understanding of cultural trends, the industry and marketplace.
Excellent communication skills together with analytical thinking and problem-solving capability. Able to break down and simplify complex problems and being confident at presenting to a mixed audience of different levels in the organization.
Strong time management skills and the ability to be self-directed and prioritize.
A curiosity to learn and a willingness to be adaptable as new and different challenges constantly emerge.
A strong portfolio of previous work, either online or in a PDF.
Proficiency in Illustration skills
A demonstrated ability with automating workflows
Familiarity with high-fidelity mockup and prototyping tools (ie Sketch & Abstract, Figma, Principle, Invision, Framer)
Knowledge of working with CAD files and architectural design in general.
Formal education in design, a BA/BFA/MFA degree.
Experience working on design projects within the hospitality industry.
At KAYAK we help millions of travelers around the globe make confident travel decisions. KAYAK searches other sites to show travelers the information they need to find the right flights, hotels, rental cars and vacation packages and is the world's leading travel search engine.
As an employee of KAYAK, you will be part of a global network that includes OpenTable and KAYAK's portfolio of metasearch brands including Swoodoo, checkfelix, momondo, Cheapflights, Mundi and HotelsCombined. Many employees are dedicated to one brand, but we all have the benefit of using each other's strengths and insights. Together, we're able to help people experience the world through dining and travel.
KAYAK is an independently managed subsidiary of Booking Holdings.
Benefits and Perks
4 weeks paid vacation
Day off on your birthday
Generous retirement plans
Awesome health, dental and vision insurance plans
Flexible Spending Accounts
No stupid meetings
Drinks, coffee, snacks, games etc.
Weekly catered lunches
Universal Paid Parental leave
Diversity and Inclusion at KAYAK/OpenTable
We aspire to have a workplace that reflects all of the diverse communities we serve. We know that when we have diverse teams we produce more innovative ideas, products, services, and better business outcomes for our stakeholders. OpenTable/KAYAK is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome and encourage candidates from all backgrounds and experiences to apply for roles on our team. Whoever you are, just be you.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.