Last job roundup in Tokyo!

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We’ve curated a list of hot jobs in Tokyo!
For the first time in a while, Apple Japan is hiring designers to join their marketing team. Rakuten, Amazon, IDEO, and Tigerspike also have open positions. This could be an interesting opportunity for those ones looking to change their job around this fall.

Art Direction / Graphic Design / Visual Design

Apple : Visual Designer, Editorial Design (Marketing team)

    This is a role for the visual designer, communicator and problem solver who wants to have their hands in several things at once; who can deliver end-to-end design across media types, screens, formats and technologies; and who can collaborate well with others.
    Apply on the website

Apple : Senior Art Director, Editorial Design (Marketing team)

    Apple Media is looking for a world-class Editorial led Art Director in their Content and Marketing Design Team. This is a role for the visual designer, communicator and problem solver who wants to have their hands in several things at once; who can deliver end-to-end design across media types, screens, formats and technologies; and who can collaborate well with others. This is a creative leadership position dedicated to shaping story lines while maintaining a deep understanding of digital curation.
    Apply on the website

Amazon : Sr. Art Director

    About the role: Amazon is seeking a seasoned professional with proven creative management experience and a passion for clothing and retail. The ideal candidate: loves creating original solutions and collaborating with a passionate team; possesses a proven ability to motivate those around them with a clear vision and dedication to excellence; has demonstrated success translating business goals into an inspiring creative direction and design; starts with the customer in mind, understanding that creative is critical in the design of a successful shopping experience.
    Apply on the website

Amazon : Art Director – Amazon Creative Services

    About the role: Amazon Creative Services (ACS) is looking for an Art Director who is capable of producing compelling creative concepts, defining brand standards and stylistic guidelines, and delivering high quality, customer-focused creative end results for seasonal campaigns, promotional events and other marketing collateral for Amazon.co.jp property. (More on the site)
    Apply on the website

Amazon : Art Director – Brand Design team

    About the role: Day One (D1) builds innovative, memorable, and effective brand advertising and design across dozens of Amazon’s products and services.
    We are seeking a strategic and detail oriented Art Director to join our Brand Design team.
    The Art Director will work either independently or in conjunction with the Associate Brand Design Director, Senior Creative Director or Associate Art Directors and Senior Copy Writer, evaluate design options, develop and push to find ‘Think Big Ideas’ based on user research, design strategy and the creative brief. You will develop straightforward design approaches to complex design challenges across packaging, brand development, corporate identity, mobile, digital and user experience design projects.
    This position will be located in the Meguro office.
    Apply on the website

WeWork : Design Director

    About the role: As a Design Director, you will be responsible for leading our team in the pursuit to meet the region’s objectives of quality, cost and speed. WeWork product within your assigned region. In the pursuit of delivering the best product possible, you will be supported by Technical and Creative Directors, and oversee a regional, interdisciplinary team that includes architects, interior designers, engineers, graphic artists, and technologists. With this in mind, you must be adaptable in your management style and capable of communicating with people with a variety of backgrounds and skill levels. Key to success in this role is establishing a successful relationship with the regional Development Director, the Creative and Technical Directors as well as the extended team and establish the context for them to be successful in your pursuit of achieving your regional goals and the higher level mission of producing the best workplaces in the world.

    Apply on the website

Riot Games: Visual Designer

    About the role: As a Visual Designer, your creativity, passion, and perseverance will combine with your skillset to help you imagine, sketch, color, and render sleek, yet readable interface elements for League of Legends and other Riot Games content. You’ll use your storied artistic background, intellectual curiosity, organizational prowess, communicative clout, collaborative countenance, and player-first mindset to conceive assets that align with the look and feel of League while creating kick-ass visual design work that’ll excite players all over Japan.

    As a Tokyo Rioter, you’ll join a smaller team of internationally and culturally diverse professionals that share our obsession with player experience, rejection of convention and maniacal passion for gaming. With teams in Player Support, Community and Marketing, Riot Games Tokyo is dedicated to creating unique player experiences that show Japanese players they aren’t lost in translation.

    Apply on the website

Kojima Production: Game Designer (Only Japanese speakers)

    About the role:Applicants must be fluent in Japanese;Japanese Language Proficiency Test level N2 or equivalent.

    業務内容

    ・ディレクターの示す方向性に合わせたゲームデザイン、および仕様設計

    ・ゲームフロー設計、画面定義等を含む全般的な仕様書および資料作成

    ・各種パラメータの調整業務

    ・企画に合わせたステージやマップのデザイン・演出業務

    ・ゲームコンテンツのデータワーク、および実装と調整

    ・資料作成

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UX Design / IxD

IDEO Tokyo: Interaction Designer (Creative Coder)

    ABout the role: We are seeking an Interaction Designer to join our Tokyo Studio. We are looking for an individual working at the intersection of technology and design, with experience in executing and working with teams from concept ideation all the way to prototyping and front-end development.

    Apply on the website

Tigerspike: UX Designer

    About the role: We are looking for a talented UX Designer to join our growing Experience Design Team. You will be responsible for all aspects of UX deliverables.
    You are well versed in UX methodologies and tools. You understand and respect the standards for the medium that you’re designing for. At the same time, you are forward thinking and not afraid to push the envelope to arrive at an innovative solution.

    Apply on the website

Design It : Digital Designer

    About the role:
    – Take part in strategic design projects across digital projects
    – Interact with clients, colleagues, and external parties to ensure that our digital solutions are realised, implemented and delivered on a high level
    – Stay updated on the latest developments, trends, and thinking within your field of expertise
    and share your knowledge and thoughts with both colleagues and clients
    – Help design every single graphic piece of content generated by the team
    – Create icons, presentations, illustrations, and user interfaces
    – Act as a facilitator for our digital initiatives and ensure a high level of quality through the whole process

    Apply on the website

Nissan : UI Designer

    About the role: Your responsibility will be to own E2E user experience of product/service, facilitates the product decisions and be for ensuring that the product creates value for its customers and users as well as the company providing it. You’ll need to collaborate within a multidisciplinary team of designers and developers. You’ll cordinate user testing/reserch to check the UX of product and to feedback to other project members. You’ll be collaborating closely with stake holders who will be Senior Management, Marketing & Sales, Development Team and so on to submit E2E user experiences consistently. You’ll collaborate closely with other projects in Paris to create synergy of A-CMS UI/UX.

    Apply on the website

Riccardo Parenti

Italian. Art Director, interaction design enthusiast, occasionally photographer. Riccardo is the founder the TGD community, starting the LinkedIn group when he first moved to Japan in 2010. He is also a volunteer for Behance Tokyo. He loves to spend his free time seeking and exploring abandoned buildings in the Japanese countryside.

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