Position

Graphic Designer – Japanese

As a result of our continuous growth and success, we are now looking for a Graphic Designer – Japanese to join our talented and diverse team in Tokyo.

The ideal candidate must have a high level of design sophistication, a keen eye for good photography & illustration, strong typography and layout skills and a good sense for colour, all while delivering original creative work in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment. You possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build good working relationships.

Key responsibilities

  • Editorial design and layout of Japan’s leading English-language business magazine, Eurobiz Japan
  • Editorial design and layout of PINK magazine, quarterly bilingual breast cancer awareness magazine
  • Commission and art direct photography and illustration as necessary
  • Consistently deliver exceptional design – in print and on screen

Requirements

  • MANDATORY: Native Japanese language / JLPT N1
  • Conversational English
  • +5 years professional experience in graphic design
  • Highly proficient in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Working knowledge of Sketch/Figma as well as emerging interactive design trends.
  • A deep understanding of typography, especially Japanese typography, design elements and principles, and best practices across print and digital
  • A portfolio that shows an eye for detail
  • An understanding of web design and user experience

About you

  • Detail-orientated and pro-active, with the ability to work quickly under pressure.
  • Can successfully manage time, process, and workflow
  • Understand the critical importance of deadlines.
  • Are fascinated by the possibilities of good design and a have a constantly curious mind.
  • You take your work — but not yourself too — seriously.

Next steps

If you would like to be considered for this position, please apply with a cover letter, CV and portfolio (or link) to show your work.