Graphic design jobs in tokyo

Job Title: Graphic Designer

Reports to (Direct Title): Associate Director of Global Creative, Dotted to Manager of Japan Marketing Department: Marketing, Japan Location (s): Tokyo, Japan Employment Type: Permanent Position Overview Crocs is built on inherent simplicity and people-purposed, imaginative innovation. Our culture thrives on those who can think big, act fast and collaborate with ease. We’re looking for a creative Graphic Designer to join our Japan Marketing team. Are you up for the challenge?

The Graphic Designer will design and develop visual collateral across our social media platforms including wholesale channels, while upholding the highest design standards for the Crocs brand. This position will report directly to the Associate Director of Global Creative team based in Broomfield, Colorado in US and dotted to the Marketing Manager based in Tokyo, supporting creative executions for Dynamic Content Optimization (DCO), retail and wholesale digital media, with a special focus on assets for social media.

You will work closely with global creative team executing global assets localization, while collaborating with team members to apply regional translations and manage project segments. You will work closely with our Social Media Specialist to review content planning and content calendar to ensure it hits our brand voice across all social assets. You will partner with our Integrated Marketing Specialist to execute, leverage, and optimize 360 marketing activation. Moreover, you will liaise with internal and external stakeholders such as sales team, VM team, accounts, PR/Social agencies on artwork development to support marketing and integration across E-commerce, wholesale, retail and VM. You will also ensure final files are delivered and/or uploaded to the appropriate vendor, partner and/or application. The ideal candidate would also have a high interest in social media trends, and passion for content creation on all major social networks. This includes conceptualization, creation, and production of both paid and organic media across all social channels. Essential Duties And Responsibilities Design/Creative

  • Develop digital marketing materials that accurately reflect brand positioning
  • Ideate, design, and create original and engaging social media content
  • Design, resize, and manage digital marketing assets across wholesale partner platforms
  • Present and communicate ideas, and implement constructive critiques effectively
  • Work closely with internal partners and digital vendors to manage digital assets
  • Maintain an advanced knowledge of creative software including the Adobe Creative Suite and social media platforms

Production

  • Partner with team members to provide global with accurate and successful creative
  • Prepare and package final files, while maintaining file size and image quality
  • Maintain an advanced level of file organization within high-volume projects
  • Deliver client files effectively, quickly and within approved deadlines

BASIC QUALIFICATIONThe successful candidate will be a self-starter, have demonstrated leadership working in a complex corporate structure and have an ability to communicate with and influence across departmental boundaries to affect positive change. This individual will have the following knowledge, skills and personal characteristics (required):

  • Bachelor’s degree in Design or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of previous design experience
  • Good written and spoken in English, and Native level in Japanese
  • A portfolio of kick-ass, inspired digital graphic design
  • Must be a willing communicator and collaborator
  • Team player, able to build effective relationships with global and country cross-functional teams
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite: PowerPoint, Excel and Word
  • High proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and XD
  • Highly organized and able to maintain project, artwork and photography naming conventions
  • Must maintain a professional and creative outlook within the creative and marketing teams
  • Flexibility and ability to accept and apply necessary critique and feedback
  • Interested in exploring motion design across social media channels

BONUS POINTS

  • Experience with digital web optimization, HTML5, Google Web Designer, or similar
  • Experience with Adobe Premiere Pro, Animate, or After Effects
  • Illustrative capabilities
  • Other relevant system qualifications/certifications are a plus
  • Work experience at international company is an advantage
  • Overseas education is an advantage

Senior Manager, Creative Design, APAC

VISUAL DESIGN

  • Reporting directly to the Design Director, you will be responsible for working within the APAC Creative team to strategize creative plans and lead in style guide development for APAC cross franchises and for Global on 20th Century Studios properties.
  • Lead in creating design direction boards based on franchise strategies, new experiences, attractions, etc.
  • Drive creation of Vision portfolios for brands and key initiatives with focus on 20th Century Studios properties.
  • Collaborate with Global Creative teams to provide APAC insight and creative solutions.
  • Drive creative asset development based on brand strategy to deliver timely, storytelling visual assets, in graphic designs, and 3D designs for licensing and Disney Owned & Operated Merchandising development.
  • Define creative trends for each brand in partnership with Product Development teams.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 10 years working experience in leading Visual Art Design, Visual Communication or Digital Multimedia projects.
  • Ability for carrying out design directions within schedule and resources, which adhere to brand strategies and business goals.
  • Ability to work independently across various brands, styles and target consumer groups.
  • Ability to lead and guide junior and mid-level designers to polish their professional skills.
  • Ability to identify creative trends relevant for each brand and for strategic visual plans.
  • Strong working knowledge in visual design and cross-category market trends.
  • A minimum of 5 years working experience in the Design Management role.
  • Ability to work in a culturally and geographically diverse team.

Key Skills Requirement

  • Excellent team work skills.
  • Positive attitude and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multi task.
  • Strong presentational skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Adaptable in a fast paced, high growth work multi-cultural environment.
  • Proficient in various presentational (Microsoft Office, Keynote…etc.) and professional design (Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effect…etc.) software.

Art Director/Designer, Apple Music

Summary

People at Apple don’t just design products they design the kind of wonder that’s revolutionized entire industries. It’s the diversity of those people and ideas that inspires the innovation running through everything we do.

Apple Media Products Design is seeking an Art Director with experience in content and new media to join our Apple Music team. This role will require collaboration with Content Creators, Graphic Designers, Motion Designers and Producers to bring stories to life around our playlists and brands.

Key Qualifications

Design concept through to implementation.

Ability to present persuasively clearly articulating design rationale.

Strong typographic, design system, graphic design, and art direction skills with motion and photo experience.

Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, Keynote, After Effects and motion skills.

Experience handling a high volume of creative and campaign types in parallel.

You know how to tell stories, on any platform, that drives engagement. You have a pulse on conceptual approach, creative trends and on-product content design, along with a creative sensibility that extends across content genres.

Excel at building strong cross-functional relationships in a fast-paced organization.

An understanding of digital asset management, file organization and a collaborative spirit are necessary.

Experience working with and scaling brands. Developing content strategy a plus.

Proven ability to create compelling campaign creative for marketing or editorial.

Proficient in digital, social, on-product design with top of class design benchmarks.

Experience delivering big ideas for subscription businesses is a plus.

International experience or experience working with global teams.

Experience designing for multiple cultures and languages is ideal.

Experience working directly with talent and creators to collaborate on campaigns.

Description

This conceptual Art Director will work in a team responsible for developing global editorial content for Apple Music. The ideal candidate will have a deep love for music with thorough understanding of music visual culture. You will be required to maintain strong relationships with internal/external partners, as well as ensuring work delivered meets Apple standards.

You will maintain momentum around creative concepts, as a core part of the team that is responsible for bringing them to life. Develop big ideas with ability to articulate these ideas to partners. Cross-functional relationship building to ensure alignment on deliverable quality and creative direction. Overall, develop well-conceived creative work that implements the business strategy, focused on design in the music and product space.

Additional Requirements

Robust portfolio that includes top-tier creative for on-platform creative or marketing campaigns.